Two Business Division students – Lydia O’Neal and Claude Piles. – have been awarded the David C. Lee Scholarship awarded by the Beaufort County Community College to attend BCCC this fall.
O’Neal, 55, of Belhaven, a student in BCCC’s Medical Office Administration Program, has been chosen for the award. O’Neal is a graduate of John A. Wilkinson High School in Belhaven. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Satchell of Belhaven and is married to Henry L. O’Neal. After graduating from BCCC, O’Neal plans to get a job in the medical field.
“This scholarship will help me focus more on my studies as I will not have to think of the finances required for my degree,” she said. “I hope that the love these donors have shown me will help me in the future to help others in achieving their goals.”
Piles, 49, is a student in BCCC’s Automotive Technology Program. A graduate of Washington High School, Piles is a veteran of the U.S. Army. He plans to work in an automotive dealership after completing his studies at BCCC. Piles and his wife, Karen, a 2014 graduate of BCCC’s Associate
Degree Nursing Program, live
in Washington and have two children.
“I am humbled and honored to be a recipient of the David Clifton Lee, Jr., Scholarship,” he said. “I think the donors for helping me have a second chance.”
The scholarship was established by David Clifton Lee Jr.’s wife, Betty, of Washington, and children―Steve and David H. Lee of Washington, Debra Lee Perry of the Woodard’s Pond community, Larry Lee of the Pungo Creek community and Amanda Lee Sawyer of Belhaven.
|David Clifton Lee Jr.|
A native of
, Mr. Lee was born
in 1927 and died in 2003. He was a graduate of Beaufort
High School and attended . In 1970, Lee
founded Lee Chevrolet, Inc. in Washington, now Lee Chevrolet-Pontiac-Buick,
Inc., which continues to be owned and operated by his family. Mr. Lee was active
in the automobile business in Mars Hill
College for over 50 years
and in civic affairs throughout his life, including service on the Beaufort
County Board of Education for a number of years. Beaufort
For more information on establishing a memorial scholarship, contact the BCCC Foundation at 252-940-6326. To learn more about the numerous scholarships available at BCCC, contact the Financial Aid office at 252-940-6222 or the Foundation office or visit the BCCC website at www.beaufortccc.edu.