BCCC Announces Spring 2021 Scholarship Recipients | Beaufort County Now | The Beaufort County Community College Foundation is proud to announce the following scholarship recipients for the Spring 2021 semester. | beaufort county community college, BCCC, scholarships, spring semester, february 8, 2021

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BCCC Announces Spring 2021 Scholarship Recipients

Press Release:

    The Beaufort County Community College Foundation is proud to announce the following scholarship recipients for the Spring 2021 semester. Students can still sign up for online, 8-week Late Start classes.


    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 currently works as a perishable associate at Food Lion and 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.


    Candace Clark, 25, received the Hannah Page Scholarship. Clark is a Washington resident and a nursing student. She currently works at Down on Main Street. She attended Southside High School and plans to work as a nurse with Vidant Health. She holds an Associate in Arts. She is the daughter of Gray and Sandy Clark.

    Family and friends established the Hannah Page Endowment in December 1999. She was a beloved faculty member in the BCCC Business Division. The endowment provides an annual scholarship to a medical office administration student.


    Hannah LeNeave, 18, received the Louise & Dorsey Welch and the David & Terri Ann McLawhorn Scholarships. The Pitt County resident is working toward her Associate in Arts. She attended D.H. Conley High School and plans to transfer to East Carolina University. She is the daughter of Jesse and Andrea LeNeave of Pitt County.

    Established in 2001, the Welch scholarship memorializes a couple who made lifelong contributions to the community through their family business, Welch's Drugstore. Louise Welch was also a teacher. This scholarship is made available annually to a student who, after completing their initial course work at BCCC, plans to go on to earn a teaching degree. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this scholarship.

    Dr. David McLawhorn initiated this endowment in 2004. As president of BCCC from July of 2001 through May of 2012, Dr. McLawhorn wanted to create a fund that would supplement the work of the Foundation by providing scholarship to students who demonstrate need and academic promise.


    Gustavia Smallwood, 46, received the Myrtle Cutler Jones Scholarship. The Washington resident is a practical nursing student. She earned her high school equivalency from BCCC, holds and Associate in General Education and plans to get her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She currently works at Maxim Home Health as a nurse aide II.

    Established in 2002 by the family of Myrtle Cutler Jones, this fund provides an annual scholarship to a second year BCCC student in a medical technology program. Jones, a Beaufort County native, recognized the importance of a medical facility in a rural community. She wanted her estate to benefit students in the medical field. Recipients must have at least a 3.0 GPA.


    Iesha Smallwood, 27, received the Kathy & Glenn Simpson Scholarship. The Winterville resident is working toward an Associate Degree in Nursing. The daughter of Felicia Wardrick, she attended South Central High School, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Health and a Master of Health Administration. She currently works as an assistant resident care coordinator at Spring Arbor of Greenville.

    Established in 2018, this scholarship is awarded to a qualified and deserving student enrolled in a curriculum program that demonstrates academic promise and financial need. Students are required to have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and be enrolled a minimum of six credit hours.


    Emma Tandy, 20, received the Dr. Nancy Alford Scholarship. The Belhaven resident is working toward an Associate in Arts. Tandy attended Hendrick Hudson High School. She is the daughter of Al and Audrey Tandy of Belhaven. She plans to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from East Carolina University.

    Established in 2018 by the BCCC community in memory of instructor Joseph Alford's mother, Dr. Nancy Alford, this scholarship provides educational opportunities for students demonstrating financial need. Dr. Nancy Boylan Alford was the owner and operator of Carriage House Psychological Associates in Roanoke Rapids. Dr. Alford and her husband Reverend John B. Alford Jr. spent 57 years together. The Alfords want to keep her memory alive and foster the students who feel a sense of purpose by helping others. Scholarships are made available, but not limited, to students in the fields such as psychology, sociology, human services technology, and nursing.


    Irvin Tellez Palacios, 20, received the Tayloe's Hospital Pharmacy Medical Scholarship. The Washington resident is working on his Associate Degree in Nursing, and he is part of the nursing program. Tellez Palacios attended Beaufort County Early College High School and holds an Associate in Arts, an Associate in Science, and a Community Spanish Interpreter Certificate. He plans to work as registered nurse and currently works as a concrete finisher at Before and After.

    Tayloe's Hospital Pharmacy Medical Scholarships are awarded annually to students pursuing a career in the medical field. Tayloe's Hospital Pharmacy is now known as O'Neal's Pharmacy. Qualifying students will have a 2.5 GPA or greater and must be a resident of Beaufort, Hyde, Martin, Tyrrell or Washington County. Student must demonstrate financial need.


    Jacob Van Gyzen, 18, received the David Clark Scholarship. The Pantego resident is working toward an Associate in Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology. The son of Bryan Van Gyzen and Amanda Benson, he attended Northside High School. He currently works as a maintenance technician at Veon Inc. and plans to continue his education.

    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.


  • 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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