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The Beaufort County Community College Foundation is proud to announce the following scholarship recipients for the spring 2020 semester. beaufort county community college, BCCC, scholarships, april 15, 2020
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Students Receive Scholarships Through Bccc Foundation

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    The Beaufort County Community College Foundation is proud to announce the following scholarship recipients for the spring 2020 semester. The BCCC Foundation has awarded over $180,000 in scholarships during the 2019-2020 academic year. Students can apply now for fall 2020 scholarships online and apply for admission or register online for classes.


    Hunter Bullock, 18, received the Coach Bill Lake and the David Clark scholarships. Bullock is a Chocowinity resident who is working toward an Associate in Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology. The son of Robbie and Stacy Bullock, he attended Southside High School. He plans to perform maintenance at an industry.

    Established in 2018, this scholarship is in memory of beloved Coach William "Bill" Lake who began teaching business classes and coaching the girls' basketball team for Northside High School in 2004. In 2006 he transferred to Southside High School where he taught business and coached the Lady Seahawks until retiring in 2015. He coached the Lady Seahawks to the 2012 A State Championship game where they finished State Runners Up. After retirement, he continued to support Seahawk Athletics and substitute teach at Southside. This scholarship is awarded to a Southside High School student attending BCCC.

    The David Clark Endowment Scholarship is one of the most prestigious scholarships BCCC awards each semester, established in 2011 by Trader Construction Company and Potash Corp in memory of David Clark. Mr. Clark was a Trader Construction Company superintendent with more than 30 years of industrial construction experience. He was an exemplary employee and excellent role model for his fellow co-workers. He was also a man of faith, community involvement, and a native of Beaufort County, NC. So, it is appropriate, this endowment is made available to BCCC students in any of the Industrial Technology programs.


    Kiara Cannon, 19, received the Coach Bill Lake Scholarship. She is a Washington resident working toward an Associate in Science. She currently works as a cashier at Food Lion, and she attended Southside High School. Cannon plans to transfer to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

    Established in 2018, this scholarship is in memory of beloved Coach William "Bill" Lake who began teaching business classes and coaching the girls' basketball team for Northside High School in 2004. In 2006 he transferred to Southside High School where he taught business and coached the Lady Seahawks until retiring in 2015. He coached the Lady Seahawks to the 2012 A State Championship game where they finished State Runners Up. After retirement, he continued to support Seahawk Athletics and substitute teach at Southside. This scholarship is awarded to a Southside High School student attending BCCC.


    Chandler Cuthrell, 17, received the Belhaven Pantego Rotary Club Jimmy Hodges Scholarship. He is a Belhaven resident working toward an Associate in Arts. He attended Pungo Christian Academy.

    This scholarship honors the memory of Jimmy Hodges, long-time member and treasurer. For years Hodges oversaw the club's fish fry which raised funds for the scholarship that is now named in his honor. An election day barbecue sale and an annual Valentine's Day dance now fund the scholarship for high school seniors.


    Brian Edwards, 18, received the Coach Bill Lake and the David Clark scholarships. He is a Chocowinity resident who is part of the mechanical engineering program. Edwards attended Southside High School and plans to work as a mechanical engineer. He is the son of Chris and Stephanie Edwards of Chocowinity, and currently works at the Washington Warren Airport.

    Established in 2018, this scholarship is in memory of beloved Coach William "Bill" Lake who began teaching business classes and coaching the girls' basketball team for Northside High School in 2004. In 2006 he transferred to Southside High School where he taught business and coached the Lady Seahawks until retiring in 2015. He coached the Lady Seahawks to the 2012 A State Championship game where they finished State Runners Up. After retirement, he continued to support Seahawk Athletics and substitute teach at Southside. This scholarship is awarded to a Southside High School student attending BCCC.

    The David Clark Endowment Scholarship is one of the most prestigious scholarships BCCC awards each semester, established in 2011 by Trader Construction Company and Potash Corp in memory of David Clark. Mr. Clark was a Trader Construction Company superintendent with more than 30 years of industrial construction experience. He was an exemplary employee and excellent role model for his fellow co-workers. He was also a man of faith, community involvement, and a native of Beaufort County, NC. So, it is appropriate, this endowment is made available to BCCC students in any of the Industrial Technology programs.


    Caleb Fulford, 19, received the Helen Thorne Brooks Boyd Scholarship is a Belhaven resident working on his Associate of Science. The home-schooled student plans to transfer to Pitt Community College. He is the son of Dean and Robin Fulford.

    Established in 1997 by family and friends in memory of Helen Boyd, a former BCCC Trustee and Foundation board member, this scholarship is restricted to a full-time student enrolled in an associate degree program, who has financial need, is in good academic standing, and is a resident of the Bath or Belhaven township.


    Emily Kaitlyn Spencer, 18, received the Belhaven Pantego Rotary Club Jimmy Hodges Scholarship. She is a Scranton resident and a pre-nursing student. She attended Pungo Christian Academy and plans to work as a nurse. She is the daughter of Adam and Ginger Spencer of Scranton. Spencer currently works at Jack's Tavern in Belhaven.

    This scholarship honors the memory of Jimmy Hodges, long-time member and treasurer. For years Hodges oversaw the club's fish fry which raised funds for the scholarship that is now named in his honor. An election day barbecue sale and an annual Valentine's Day dance now fund the scholarship for high school seniors.


    Katelyn Wilkins, 19, received the Kiwanis Club of Washington Scholarship. She is a Plymouth resident working toward an Associate of Arts. Wilkins attended Northside High School, and she plans to get her bachelor's degree in early childhood education and teach, with the intent of becoming a travel nurse. She is the daughter of Richie and Sherri Wilkins of Plymouth.

    The Kiwanis Club of Washington offers scholarships to deserving Key Club members at the three high schools each year.



    Ali Zokari, 19, received the J. Bonner Paul Scholarship. He is a Washington resident and a business administration student. He attended Washington High School.

    J. Bonner Paul's wife Lillian, and Bobby Hodges, vice president of Paul Funeral Home, created this endowment on November 23, 2008 to memorialize his successful career and numerous civic contributions to Beaufort County. Mr. Paul joined his family's mortuary business in 1937 and shaped it into a company synonymous with compassion and service. He was active in numerous civic, church, and professional organizations throughout his life. The scholarship provided by this endowment is awarded annually to a business or nursing student attending BCCC.


    For more information, contact Serena Sullivan, at serena.sullivan@beaufortccc.edu or 252-940-6218.


  • Attila Nemecz
  • Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator
  • Beaufort County Community College
  • 5337 U.S. Highway 264 East
  • Washington, N.C. 27889
  • Ph: 252-940-6387
  • Cell: 252-940-8672
  • attila.nemecz@beaufortccc.edu


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