Rod Cantrell recently contributed $1,000 to the campaign mounted by the Beaufort County Community College Foundation to build a digital sign at the front of the campus along U.S. Highway 264. The sign will provide information about campus events, star students, services offered, job fairs, registrations, new programs and even warnings during severe weather or other emergencies. Pictured, second from right, Cantrell, of Washington, presents a check to BCCC President Barbara Tansey, right, as Foundation Director Judy Jennette displays a rendering of the proposed sign by Architect John Farkas.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
The Beaufort County Community College Foundation’s Board of Directors will meet at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, in the Board Room of Building 10 on the BCCC campus. Reports from various committees, as well as the director’s report, will be presented at this meeting. Note: This meeting was originally scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 30, but rescheduled due to inclement weather. For more information, contact Foundation Director Judy Jennette at 252-940-6326.
Friday, November 1, 2013
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Gary Burbage, an alumnus of Beaufort County Community College and a former college employee, has joined the BCCC Foundation Board of Directors.
"The BCCC Foundation is delighted to have someone of Gary's experience and direct knowledge of the needs of our students serve on the Foundation's Board of Directors," said Foundation Director Judy Jennette. "I look forward to working with Gary in his new role in the years to come."
Burbage succeeds Howard Pope, who retired from the board in May. Pope served 12 years on the board and was a member of the Ambassador Selection Committee.
Burbage attended BCCC from 1976 to 1977 and was among the first students to enroll in the College Transfer Program at the school. At the time, the program was about one year old and had not received degree status, Burbage said, adding "so I just got as much credit as I could earn and transferred to East Carolina University."
After graduation, Burbage returned to BCCC and, ultimately, served as Director of Admissions, helping students just like him begin their college educations in Beaufort County. He retired in May 2012 after 30 years of service at BCCC.
Burbage owns and operates two family businesses - Turfmaster Lawn Care and Pamlico Pecans.
In addition to his appointment to the BCCC Foundation Board, Burbage serves on the Board of Directors of Tri-County Telecom, Tri-County Telephone Foundation and the Belhaven Chamber of Commerce.
Burbage and his wife, Donna, live in Bath. Their three children - Mary Beth, Kyle and Carter - all graduated from BCCC. He and his wife attend Harvest Church.
Monday, September 16, 2013
Join the Beaufort County Community College Foundation, Saturday, Oct. 12, for a trip to Durham to see the award-winning stage production of Beauty and the Beast and enjoy a meal at one of the state's outstanding French restaurants.
The trip will also include a tour of the Museum of Life and Science in Durham and dinner at Coquette Brasserie in Raleigh.
The cost of the trip, open to all BCCC students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the college, is $185 per person. The registration deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 1.
The price of the trip includes transportation to and from Durham, two meals and tickets for seats in the orchestra section for Beauty and the Beast at the Durham Performing Arts Center in downtown Durham.
The trip will leave the parking lot at BCCC by 8 a.m. and arrive at the Museum of Life and Science by 10:30 a.m. Once there, the group will tour and have lunch at the museum. The Museum of Life and Science features an array of largely hands-on exhibits intended to illustrate concepts of natural science. It is home to the Magic Wings Butterfly House where guests can walk through a rain forest surrounded by 1,000 tropical butterflies.
After lunch, the group will travel to DPAC in Durham for a matinee performance of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature. The classical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes. It includes such well-known musical numbers as Be Our Guest and the beloved title song.
After the performance, participants will travel to North Hills shopping center in Raleigh for dinner at Coquette Brasserie, a true French brasserie. The tour is scheduled to return to Beaufort County around 9 p.m.
For more information, or to register, contact Marcia Norwood, Foundation specialist, at 252-940-6218, or Judy Jennette, Foundation director, at 252-940-6326. Information is also available on the BCCC website at www.beaufortccc.edu.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
The Beaufort County Community College Foundation has awarded $37,865 in scholarships to students to attend BCCC for the Fall 2013 Semester. These scholarships are made possible by generous contributions to the Foundation by donors.
To see photos of the many scholarship recipients, visit the BCCC page on Pinterest.
For more information on establishing a memorial or other scholarship, contact the BCCC Foundation at 252-940-6326.