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Fall scholarship recipients announced

Posted at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, November 10, 2022

The Beaufort County Community College Foundation is proud to announce these scholarship recipients for the fall 2022 semester. Registration is open for spring 2023 courses beginning in January, and traditional students have a chance to win $1,000 in bookstores if they register during the early registration period, which ends on November 30. This will be the last semester Beaufort’s Promise in its current form. Qualifying students from Beaufort, Hyde, Tyrrell and Washington counties can receive free tuition and fees after 2023. All students can apply for Pell grants and scholarships by filling out the form FAFSA.

Brandy Bowie, 32, received the Clarence and Mildred Hollowell Scholarship. The Bethel resident is working on getting a nursing degree. Bowie is the daughter of Becky and Joe Santamaria and the wife of Derek Bowie of Bethel. She attended Deposit Central High School in New York and plans to become a flight nurse. Bowie now works as a paramedic at Vidant East Care. She has one child.

Clarence Hollowell, Jr. established this foundation in honor and memory of his parents, Clarence and Mildred Hollowell. Mr. Hollowell, who died in 1979, was a native of Belhaven and a career coast guard. He and his wife, Mildred, raised six children in Belhaven. The scholarship assists BCCC nursing students who live in or near Belhaven.

Matthew Bullock, 18, received the Robert Browning and Rowena Hollowell Caton Scholarship. The Chocowinity resident is working on his Associate of Applied Science in Agribusiness Technology. Bullock attended Southside High School. Now works on improvement.

Established in 2021 by Reverend Robert Burns Caton and wife Debra Rose and Darrell Caton Sr. and wife Peggy and Carl Caton Sr. and wife Annette, this scholarship is in memory of Robert Browning and Rowena Hollowell Caton. The scholarship is awarded to a Beaufort County Agricultural College student who has demonstrated financial need and academic promise. A student must demonstrate and maintain a GPA of at least 2.0 to qualify for this scholarship.

Angela Flowers, 44, received WoodmenLife Scholarship 623. The Washington resident is part of the business administration program. Flowers is the daughter of Perfect and Sue Martinez of Colorado and the wife of Ronnie “RM” Flowers of Washington. Flowers attended Plymouth High School and is a mother of two. She currently works for the Washington Police Department as an evidence specialist. Flowers plans to retire in six years and pursue a career in human resources.

Established in 2016, Woodmen Life Scholarships are awarded to students residing in Beaufort County who demonstrate financial need and great academic promise. Scholarships are awarded annually for the fall and spring semesters.

Alicia Foreman, 19, received the James Franklin and Hannah Bagwell Scholarship. The Windsor resident is in the information technology and web software development program. Foreman attended Bertie High School and plans to transfer to Winston-Salem State University. She is the daughter of Shelley and Stacey Foreman. Foreman currently works for Belk as a retail sales associate.

Established in 2002 by the family of Myrtle Cutler Jones, this fund provides an annual scholarship to BCCC’s second-year student in the health technology program. Jones, a Beaufort County native, recognized the importance of a medical facility in a rural community. She wanted her estate to benefit medical students. Recipients must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

James Hood, 42, received the Thomas Minges Pepsi Cola Scholarship. The Winterville resident is working on his associate of applied science degree in information technology and information systems technology. He attended North Lenoir High School and is married to Ashley Hood of Winterville. He has three children and currently works for the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services as a systems data coordinator. He plans to continue his education and give back to the state.

Two Thomas Minges/Pepsi Cola Scholarships are awarded annually to qualified full-time students who are residents of the eligible county. Recipients may also be high school seniors entering college in the fall semester. Students must demonstrate academic achievement with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and special awards, work experience, and community service are considered for the final award.

Bonnie Lyman, 40, received the Lucy Burgess Scholarship. The Washington resident is working on her Associate of Applied Science in Social Service Technology. Layman is the daughter of Michael and Sandra Rinker of Washington and the wife of Josh Layman of Washington. She attended Washington High School. Bowie plans to do social work.

Established in 1996 in memory of Lucy W. Burgess, a former Beaufort County resident and longtime employee of the North Carolina Department of Human Services, this annual scholarship is awarded to a student of academic promise. The recipient must have some work experience, be committed to education, and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Yumi Matsunaga, 20, received the Cypress Landing Scholarship. The Washington resident is working toward an Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology – Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. Matsunaga attended the Washington State Montessori Charter School.

Homeowners in the Cypress Landing subdivision joined forces in 2017 to create this first-of-its-kind fund at BCCC. Ms. Helen Sommerkamp and Mr. Chris Harris are leading the campaign’s organizing efforts. This scholarship is awarded to a BCCC student who resides in Beaufort County and who demonstrates need.

Sha’Quandra Purvis, 26, received the Myrtle Cutler Jones Scholarship. The Washington resident is working toward her associate’s degree in nursing. Purvis currently holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She currently works at BCCC as a tutor.

Established in 2002 by the family of Myrtle Cutler Jones, this fund provides an annual scholarship to BCCC’s second-year student in the health technology program. Jones, a Beaufort County native, recognized the importance of a medical facility in a rural community. She wanted her estate to benefit medical students. Recipients must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

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