BCCC Congratulates Darragh Foundation Scholarship Recipients | Eastern North Carolina Now

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(Top, left to right) Fatima Thompson, Harley Wallace, Kimberly Watkins, and Valerie Wesson. (Bottom, left to right) Reshunda Wiggins, Akeem Webb, and Heike Woolard.

    The Beaufort County Community College Foundation is proud to announce the following Darragh Foundation Scholarship recipients. The Beaufort Promise Scholarship will continue for qualified students from Beaufort, Hyde, Tyrrell, and Washington Counties, and private scholarships such as those through the Darragh Foundation can help cover textbook costs. Other recipients will be announced throughout the spring.

    Established in 1998 by Richard and Mildred Darragh, the Darragh family focuses on the impact of education in the communities it serves. The Darragh Foundation's mission is "Helping to Improve the Lives of Others." Scholarships are awarded to Continuing Education students seeking their high school equivalency diploma and students working towards an industry-recognized credential returning to the workforce. Scholarships are awarded biannually and students must show academic promise and demonstrate need.

    Tierra Thompson, 37, is a resident of Kelford and is in the esthetics program. She attended Bertie High School. Thompson currently works at interim healthcare as a personal care assistant. She plans to open her own spa. (Not pictured.)

    Fatima Torres, 20, is a resident of Washington and is in the esthetics program and holds an associate degree in human services technology. She attended Bertie High School.

    Harley Wallace, 19, is a Pinetown resident and a culinary arts student. She attended Wallace Christian Academy. She currently works at First Church of Christ and plans to be a chef.

    Kimberly Watkins, 64, is a resident of Washington and is in the industrial sewing and upholstery program. Watkins attended Washington High School.

    Valarie Wesson, 49, is a Plymouth resident and a natural hair student. She attended Bertie County High School and a businesswoman for natural hair.

    Reshunda Wiggins, 35, is a Williamston resident and a phlebotomy student. She currently works as a nurse aide and medication aide at Favorite Healthcare Staffing. Wiggins attended Riverside High School and holds certifications in Nurse Aide, Nurse Aide II, and Medication Aide.

    Akeem Webb, 33, is a resident of Portsmouth, VA and is in the commercial driver's license (CDL) program. Webb attended Plymouth High School. Webb currently works for the City of Norfolk as a maintenance worker. He plans to be an owner operator.

    Harold White, 59, is a resident of New Bern and a part of the industrial sewing and upholstery program. White attended West Craven High School. He currently works at Bosch Home Appliances and plans to do upholstery for boats. (Not pictured.)

    Heike Woolard, 52 is a Bath resident and an industrial sewing & upholstery student. She currently works at Riverside Excavation as a bookkeeper. She attended Gustav Hemenounn Gesamtschule in Berlin and holds an Associate in Applied Science in Administration and an Associate in Applied Science in Accounting. She is the wife of Tony Woolard, a mother of two, and the daughter of Christel and Hans Jurgen Preunel.

  • 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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