Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Overholt receives Robert C. Page Scholarship

Martin Overholt
Martin Overholt has been awarded the Robert C. Page Scholarship to attend Beaufort County Community College this fall.
Established by Lena Page in 1992 in memory of Robert C. Page, this annual scholarship is awarded to a nursing student who demonstrates high academic achievement and financial need.
Overholt, 55, of Pantego, is a student in BCCC’s Associate Degree Nursing Program. A veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, Overholt plans to work for the Veteran’s Administration as a nurse after completing his studies at BCCC. He and his wife, Sarah, have two children.
“I would like to thank the Page family for this scholarship,” he said. “This award will help me to serve veterans, a deserving group of people.”

Hannah Page Memorial Scholarship awarded to Knott

Gladys Yvonne Knott
Gladys Yvonne Knott has been chosen by the Beaufort County Community College Foundation to receive the Hannah Page Memorial Scholarship to attend BCCC this fall.
Knott, 54, of Jamesville, is a student in BCCC’s Medical Office Administration Program. A graduate of Tarboro High School, Knott plans to re-enter the work force as a medical office administrator after completing her studies at BCCC. She and her husband, Randy, have two children.
“Thank you for this opportunity,” she said. “My educational pursuit would not be possible without your generous support.”
The Hannah Page Memorial Scholarship is given annually to a second-year student enrolled in the BCCC’s Medical Office Administration Program. Family and friends of Hannah Page, a long-time member of the BCCC faculty, established the endowment in December 1999.

Poston receives Chris Moffitt Scholarship

Margaret Poston
The Beaufort County Community College Foundation has awarded the Chris Moffitt Nursing Scholarship to Margaret Poston to attend BCCC this fall.
Poston, 31, of Washington, is a student in BCCC’s Associate Degree Nursing Program. A graduate of Germantown High School in Germantown, Ind., Poston holds a bachelor’s degree in television production from Loyola Marymount University. After graduating from BCCC, she plans to continue her nursing studies and obtain a doctorate in nursing practice.
“This scholarship has lightened the financial stress of attending school and will give me more time to be involved in the nursing program,” she said. “I thank the scholarship donors for their support and generosity.”

Established in 1999 by friends and family in memory of Chris Moffitt, this fund makes an annual award to a full-time student enrolled in the Associate Degree Nursing program based on academic standing. Chris Moffitt was a graduate of BCCC’s ADN program.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Midyette receives Lucille Edwards Carowan Dibble Scholarship

James A. Midyette II
The Beaufort County Community College Foundation has awarded the Lucille Edwards Carowan Dibble Scholarship to James Midyette II.
Midyette, 41, of Pinetown, is a student in BCCC’s Heavy Construction Equipment Program. A graduate of Northside High School, Midyette is employed in the marine construction industry. He is the son of Patricia Wallace of Pantego and James A. Midyette of Washington. After completing his studies at BCCC, Midyette plans to work as a diesel mechanic.
The Lucille Edwards Carowan Dibble Endowment was established in 2007 by her husband, Lewis M. Dibble, and daughters Gladys Carowan Howell and Clarissa Carowan Phillips of Washington, Mary Carowan Mertz of Durham and Martha Carowan Zito of Matthews with support from Mrs. Dibble’s friends. It funds an industrial technology scholarship for a student attending BCCC.

Lucille Dibble
Over the years, Mrs. Dibble was active in many civic and church activities. She played an important role in BCCC’s history. Mrs. Dibble chaired a $600,000 bond issue to fund capital improvements at then Beaufort County Technical Institute which included construction of the institute’s first library. For seven years, Mrs. Dibble also chaired BCCC’s College Parallel Committee which oversaw changes in the school’s curriculum which were needed during the transition from technical institute to community college.

Hudson receives Cypress Landing Scholarship

Harley Hudson
Harley Hudson has been chosen to receive the scholarship awarded from contributions to an endowment at Beaufort County Community College by residents of Cypress Landing.
Hudson, 18, of Washington is enrolled in general college courses at BCCC with plans to transfer to a four-year university to study physical therapy. A graduate of Washington High School, Hudson is employed at First South Bank. She is the daughter of Leonard and Emily Hudson.
“I thank the Cypress Landing Homeowners Association for their very generous donation,” she said. “It is going to help me a lot with my first year of college and help me further my education.”
In 2007, the Cypress Landing Homeowners Association raised money among its members to create a $5,000 endowment to provide a scholarship for a student to attend BCCC. Since that time, the endowment has grown to over $30,000 thanks to numerous and generous contributions from the association’s members. Mrs. Helen Sommerkamp Inman and Mr. Chris Harris led the initial effort to organize the campaign. This scholarship is awarded to a BCCC student living in Beaufort County and who demonstrates need

Community Endowment Scholarship awarded to Adams and Hickman

Brenda Adams
Rhonda Hickman
Brenda Adams and Rhonda Hickman have received the Community Scholarship awarded by the Beaufort County Community College Foundation to attend BCCC this fall.
Adams, 57, of Greenville, is a student in BCCC’s Human Services Technology Program. A graduate of J.H. Rose High School, she plans to pursue a degree in criminal justice after completing her studies. Adams and her husband, Michael, have three children.
“I thank you for choosing me to receive this award,” she said. “I hope that I will be able to give back to someone like me in the future.”
Hickman, 49, of Windsor, is also a student in BCCC’s Human Services Technology Program. A graduate of Lawrence Academy, Hickman is employed with Home Life Home Health. After graduating from BCCC, Hickman plans to take substance abuse counseling classes and get a job in her field.
“Thank you so much for your kindness,” she said. “It is people and organizations like these that make it possible for those of us who need assistance to obtain a two- or four-year degree.”

The scholarship is awarded by the Beaufort County Community College Foundation from funds raised by the foundation’s annual golf tournament and from contributions from individuals members of the foundation’s Board of Directors. 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Foreman chosen for Tony Capehart Scholarship

Kefn Foreman
A Mechanical Engineering Technology student at Beaufort County Community College has been awarded a scholarship from an endowment established in memory of Anthony A. “Tony” Capehart Jr.
Kefn Foreman, 33, of Chocowinity, attended North Pitt High School and earned a high school equivalency degree in 2013. Foreman and his finance, Beth Blandford, have three children. After graduating from BCCC, he plans to get a job in his field.
“The fact that someone I’ve never met believes in me enough to support me with the finances to further my degree means a lot to me,” he said. “It gives me more motivation to strive for even more success.”
The endowment was established by Mr. Capehart’s wife, Pat, and children Tony Capehart III of Washington, Mary Patricia Capehart Hulbert of Wilmington and their families.
Mr. Capehart was born in Washington on April 20, 1922 and graduated from Washington High School. After graduation, he attended N.C. State University where he was a member of the ROTC. He entered the U.S. Army in 1942 and was chosen to attend Officer’s Candidate School. He served as a First Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps until he was honorably discharged from active duty in 1945. He continued to serve in the Air Force Active Reserve Unit in Washington until 1952.
After World War II, Mr. Capehart enrolled in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned a bachelor’s degree in commerce.
Mr. Capehart spent 36 years in industrial management serving 20 years with Dupont Co. and 16 years with Flanders Filters. Following his retirement, Mr. Capehart used his extensive knowledge of management to oversee construction of Washington High School and, as a volunteer, of renovations to Brown Library.

Mr. Capehart was active in civic affairs. He was a member of the Washington Chamber of Commerce and served on the Industrial Management Council for many years. He was a member of the Washington Rotary Club for more than 40 years, during which time he served as president and secretary. He was named Rotarian of the Year for 1992-93 and was a Paul Harris Fellow. Mr. Capehart was a life-long member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church where he served on the Vestry and ushered for many years.