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BCCC Foundation Awards Scholarships To Students

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    The Beaufort County Community College Foundation is proud to announce the following scholarship recipients for the Fall 2020 semester. Students can still sign up for 8-week classes starting October 15. The BCCC Foundation is currently raising funds through an online auction to support scholarships. Students can apply now for Spring 2021 scholarships.


    Hunter Bullock, 19, received the David Clark and the Coach Bill Lake Scholarships. The Chocowinity resident 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.

    The David Clark Endowment was established in 2011 by Trader Construction Company-New Bern, NC and Potash Corp-Aurora, NC in memory of David Clark. David 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. This endowment is available to BCCC students in any of the industrial technology programs­-automotive systems, electrical engineering, electronics engineering, mechanical engineering, or welding.

    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.


    Brian Edwards, 19, received the David Clark and the Coach Bill Lake Scholarships. The Chocowinity resident is part of the mechanical engineering program. Edwards attended Southside High School and plans to work as a mechanical engineer and transfer to East Carolina University. He is the son of Chris and Stephanie Edwards of Chocowinity, and currently works at Washington Warren Airport as an airport operations technician.

    The David Clark Endowment was established in 2011 by Trader Construction Company-New Bern, NC and Potash Corp-Aurora, NC in memory of David Clark. David 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. This endowment is available to BCCC students in any of the industrial technology programs­-automotive systems, electrical engineering, electronics engineering, mechanical engineering, or welding.

    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.


    Caleb Fulford, 20, received the Southern Bank Scholarship. The Belhaven resident is working toward his Associate in Science. He was homeschooled and currently runs his own lawn care business. He is the son of Dean and Robin Fulford of Belhaven. He plans to transfer to Pitt Community College for radiology

    The Southern Bank offices in Beaufort County established this endowment to provide scholarships to Beaufort County Community College students residing in the areas of Belhaven, Bath, Pinetown, Pantego and all of Hyde County.


    Nicholas Jones, 18, received the BLB Scholarship. The Chocowinity resident is part of the electrical engineering technology program. Jones was homeschooled, and he currently works at Southside Farms. He is the son of Mike and Juanita Jones of Chocowinity, and he plans to become an electrician and work at a plant.

    Established in 2006, this endowment was specifically designed to provide scholarships for students enrolled in an industrial arts program at BCCC. Recipients must have at least a 2.0 GPA and demonstrate need.


    Grace Lassiter, 20, received the Art & Alice Keeney Scholarship. The Washington resident is a medical office administration student. The daughter of Billy Lassiter and Renee Asby of Washington, she attended Washington High School. She currently works at Food Lion as a To Go shopper. She plans to work as a medical coder.

    In honor of Art Keeney's retirement in June of 2009, as CEO of East Carolina Bank (ECB), which is based in Engelhard, NC, the ECB board of directors established this endowment to recognize both Art and his wife Alice for their tremendous accomplishments at the bank, in the Hyde County community, and throughout the ECB service area. First preference for these scholarships goes to students residing in Hyde County, who have a GPA of 2.5 or better, and demonstrate need.


    Alyssa Matthews, 28, received the Art & Alice Keeney Scholarship. The Pitt County resident is a pre-nursing student. She attended Washington High School and currently works at Savvy Diva Hair Salon as a stylist.

    In honor of Art Keeney's retirement in June of 2009, as CEO of East Carolina Bank (ECB), which is based in Engelhard, NC, the ECB board of directors established this endowment to recognize both Art and his wife Alice for their tremendous accomplishments at the bank, in the Hyde County community, and throughout the ECB service area. First preference for these scholarships goes to students residing in Hyde County, who have a GPA of 2.5 or better, and demonstrate need.


    Brodie Moore, 18, received the Lucille Dibble Scholarship. The Washington resident is part of the mechanical engineering technology program. He attended Washington High School and works at Cypress Landing Golf Club. He plans to attend the Coast Guard Academy.

    Lucille Edwards Carowan Dibble was memorialized after her death in November 2006 by her husband of two and a half years, Louis Dibble, and her daughters Gladys, Martha, Mary, and Clarissa. Lucille Carowan Dibble chaired both a bond issuance committee and a College Parallel committee for BCCC. She worked in education and served on the Washington City Board of Education. Her scholarship assists students in the Industrial Technology.


    Caroline Rhodes, 20, received the Shereday Bailey and the Wells Fargo Scholarship. The Greenville resident is a nursing student. She attended D.H. Conley High School, and she plans to work as an oncology nurse. Rhodes currently works with Interim Healthcare as a home health aide.

    Shereda Bailey was a promising young BCCC nursing student who died unexpectedly in 2006 — just three weeks before graduation. Shereda's mother, Sheila Rogers, combined memorials raised by Shereda's fellow nursing students, and funds raised by family and friends, to start an endowment in her beloved daughter's memory. The scholarship is awarded to deserving nursing students under the age of twenty-five.

    To qualify for the Wells Fargo Scholarship, a full-time student must be enrolled in the second year of a two-year educational/technical program, demonstrate financial need and scholastic academic promise.


  • 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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