Fall Fellows Announcement – ​​Washington Daily News

Announcement of Fall Fellows

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

The Beaufort County Community College Foundation is proud to announce these scholarship recipients for the fall 2022 semester. Enrollment is open for spring 2023 classes beginning in January and traditional students have a chance to win $1,000 $ in bookstore credits if they register during the early bird registration period ending November 30. This will be the last semester of Beaufort Promise in its current form. Qualified students from Beaufort, Hyde, Tyrrell, and Washington counties are still eligible for free tuition and fees beyond 2023. All students can apply for Pell grants and scholarships by completing a FAFSA.

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

Clarence Hollowell, Jr. created this endowment to honor and commemorate his parents, Clarence and Mildred Hollowell. Mr Hollowell, who died in 1979, was from Belhaven and a career coastguard. He and his wife, Mildred, raised six children in Belhaven. The scholarship helps BCCC nursing students who live in or near Belhaven.

Matthew Bullock, 18, was awarded the Robert Browning & Rowena Hollowell Cayton Fellowship. The Chocowinity resident is working on his Associate of Applied Science in Agrifood Technology. Bullock attended Southside High School. He is currently employed in landscaping.

Established in 2021 by Reverend Robert Burns Cayton and his wife, Debra Rose, and Darrell Cayton, Sr. and his wife, Peggy, and Carl Cayton, Sr, and his wife, Annette, this scholarship is in memory of Robert Browning and Rowena Hollowell Cayton. The scholarship is awarded to a Beaufort County Community College agriculture degree-seeking student who demonstrates demonstrated financial need and academic promise. The student must present and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA to be eligible for this scholarship.

Angela Flowers, 44, was awarded the 623 WoodmenLife Fellowship. The Washington resident is in the business administration program. Flowers is the daughter of Perfecto and Sue Martinez of Colorado and wife of Ronnie “RM” Flowers of Washington. Flowers attended Plymouth High School and is a mother of two. She currently works at 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, the Woodmen Life Scholarships are awarded to students residing in Beaufort County who demonstrate financial need and strong academic promise. Scholarships are awarded annually for the fall and spring semesters.

Alicia Foreman, 19, received the James Franklin & Hannah Bagwell Fellowship. The Windsor resident is part of the Information Technology Software and Website Development program. Foreman attended Bertie High School and plans to transfer to Winston-Salem State University. She is the daughter of Shelly and Stacy Foreman. Foreman currently works at Belk as a Retail Sales Associate.

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

James Hood, 42, received the Thomas Minges Pepsi Cola Scholarship. The Winterville resident is preparing for his Associate of Applied Science course in Information Technology-Information Systems Technology. He attended North Lenoir High School and is married to Ashley Hood of Winterville. He has three children and currently works at the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services as a system 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 students enrolled full-time and residing in an eligible county. Beneficiaries can also be high school students entering college in the fall semester. Students must present academic achievement with a GPA average of 3.0 or better and special awards, professional experiences and community activities are considered for the final award.

Bonnie Layman, 40, received the Lucy Burgess Scholarship. The Washington resident is working toward her Associate of Applied Science in Human Services 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 go into social work.

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

Yumi Matsunaga, 20, received the Cypress Landing Fellowship. The Washington resident is working towards her Associate of Applied Science degree in Information Technology – Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. Matsunaga attended Washington Montessori Public Charter School.

The owners of Cypress Landing joined forces in 2017 to create this one-of-a-kind BCCC endowment. Ms. Helen Sommerkamp and Mr. Chris Harris led the campaign’s organizing effort. This scholarship is awarded to a BCCC student residing in Beaufort County who demonstrates need.

Sha’Quandra Purvis, 26, received the Myrtle Cutler Jones Fellowship. The Washington resident is working on her associate degree in nursing. Purvis currently has her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She is currently working at the BCCC as a peer tutor.

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

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