BCCC TRIO Students Attend Leadership Conference | Eastern North Carolina Now

Press Release:

(left to right) Bridget Smith-Butler, Neter Stanley, Dorothy Hardison, Alexis Griffin, Brandi Keehnle, and Yesenia Gonzalez-Sanchez.

    WASHINGTON, NC     Beaufort County Community College TRIO scholars recently attended the Wanda Hendricks Bellamy Student Leadership Conference (WHBSLC) in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Over 400 students from North and South Carolina attended the conference.

    Students participated in workshops that included guidance on how to turn visions into realities, how to become an entrepreneur, and how seek and receive scholarships. They also participated in a community service project. The national training company, Paradigm Shift, guided students through activities to understand the emotional quotient of self-management, self-awareness, social awareness, and relationship management.

    Student Bridget Smith-Butler shared that she was so encouraged by the conference that she stepped up to volunteer for one of the Paradigm Shift skits. Student Brandi Keehnle said, "I feel like I need to share the information I learned with other students."

    In addition to the workshop sessions, the students enjoyed the TRIO Achievers Luncheon which honored successful TRIO alumni. The Achievers briefly shared their stories of overcoming obstacles and offered encouragement to the students still in school.

    The WHBSL was established in 1998 to give TRIO students an opportunity to enhance leadership skills, engage in civic opportunities, develop themselves professionally, and network with other TRIO student and professionals. TRIO programs are funded to assist underrepresented students with achieving college degrees.

  • 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

Go Back

Leave a Guest Comment

Your Name or Alias
Your Email Address ( your email address will not be published)
Enter Your Comment ( no code or urls allowed, text only please )

Securing Her Future in Biochemistry: Cynthia Garcia Local News & Expression, Community, Beaufort County Community College, School News Drug Bust Washington


Latest School News

ECU dental school marks statewide care milestone with 100,000 patients served
Dog-walking class celebrates 10 years, professor’s service award
WASHINGTON, NC— Beaufort County Community College has eight-week, online "Late-Start" courses starting March 6.
A new scholarship will help more North Carolina families attend university and offer them debt-free community college.
A Google search on Pirates and New York City yields numerous results, including a Seattle Times article stating that in New York in 1692, “piracy was a leading economic-development tool in the city’s competition with the ports of Boston and Philadelphia.”
The turquoise waters surrounding the small island chain that includes Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands hold opportunities for exploring future wind energy projects. But they also hold important archaeological and cultural heritage sites.
WASHINGTON, NC— The Beaufort County Community College Foundation received a $40,000 donation from the First Annual Belhaven Trout Tournament and Festival.


First Panhellenic endowment is tribute to sisterhood
East Carolina University’s commencement ceremony will take place Friday, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m. in Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum to celebrate approximately 1,925 members of the fall Class of 2023. ECU alumnus Kelly S. King will be the keynote speaker.
Beaufort County Community College celebrated the successful completion of its first-ever Patrol K-9 class, marking a new venture in law enforcement training.
Actor Sean Astin shared messages of inspiration, continuing his mother’s legacy
Partnership with Alaska and Arizona universities brings rehabilitation services to remote communities
ECU’s first all-minority cast will perform “Once on This Island” through Sunday in McGinnis Theatre
ECU construction management graduates are shaping the region
ECU begins International Education Week with Parade of Flags, International Awards Ceremony


Back to Top