BCCC congratulates Darragh Foundation Fellows – Washington Daily News

BCCC congratulates the Darragh Foundation Fellows

Posted at 11:02 a.m. Friday, March 10, 2023

The Beaufort County Community College Foundation is proud to announce the following Darragh Foundation Scholars. The Beaufort Promise Scholarship will continue for qualified students from Beaufort, Hyde, Tyrrell and Washington counties, but private scholarships, such as the Darragh Foundation Scholarship, can help cover textbooks. Other recipients will be announced in the spring.

Founded in 1998 by Richard and Mildred Darragh, The Darragh Family focuses on the impact of education in the communities it serves. The mission of the Darragh Foundation is “Helping improve the lives of others”. Scholarships are awarded to continuing education students seeking a high school equivalency diploma and to students seeking industry-recognized credentials returning to the workforce. Scholarships are awarded twice a year and students must show academic promise and demonstrate need.

Zoe HenaviA 26-year-old resident of Washington and a student of Industrial Sewing and Upholstery. Henavi attended Ocracoke High School. She plans to work in furniture upholstery and interior design.

Shannon Horton36-year-old Washington resident and natural hair care student. She attended Washington High School. Horton currently works at Red Oak Assisted Living.

Kayla Jimerson31 years old, resident of Greenville and student of esthetics. Jimerson attended Bertie High School and holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Social Services and Mental Health. She is a mother of three and the daughter of Teresa Freeman and Dominic Jimerson.

Shakayla Johnson, 19, is a resident of Washington. She attended Washington High School. She currently works at Walmart and plans to work as a manicurist.

Catherine Jones, 62, is a resident of Pinetown and in the industrial sewing and upholstery program. Jones attended Campbell High School and holds a B.A. She plans to work on upholstery repair. (No image)

Arisa Kim19-year-old resident of Washington and studying to become a manicurist. Kim attended Washington High School. She plans to work in a nail salon.

Lauren Mills, 36, is a Washington resident and enrolled in an esthetics program. She attended High Point High School. Mills plans to become a certified esthetician and open her own business.

Reuchelle Peyton-Kinsey, 36, is a Greenville resident participating in the manicurist program. Peyton-Kinsey attended North Pitt High School. She has a BA in English and plans to become a business owner.

Virjeania Price, 45, is a resident of Plymouth. She attended Plymouth High School and has an Associate’s Degree in General Education and a Nursing Diploma. Price now works as a nurse at Carroton of Plymouth. She plans to create her own business.

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