Monday, October 13, 2014

College Night is set for Oct. 22 at BCCC

Beaufort County Community College’s annual College Night is set for Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m., in the Multi-purpose Room of Building 10 on the BCCC campus.
College Night is an excellent opportunity for high school students and others in the community interested in attending BCCC to learn more about opportunities available at the college, according to Daniel Wilson, BCCC admissions and recruitment director.
It is also a good chance for BCCC college transfer students to meet with representatives from four-year colleges and universities to discuss admission requirements and programs available on their campuses, Wilson said.
“Students interested in attending BCCC or transferring from BCCC to another college or university do not want to miss this event,” Wilson said. “As well as visiting with representatives of BCCC, attendees will be able to meet one-on-one with representatives from over 40 institutions from North Carolina.”
Admission is free of charge and is open to anyone in eastern North Carolina thinking about starting or returning to college.
Representatives from several area community colleges and most public and private four-year schools across the state have been invited to attend, Wilson said.
Among them are Barton College, Beaufort County Community College, Belmont Abbey College, Campbell University, Cape Fear Community College, Catawba College, Chowan University, the College Foundation of North Carolina, East Carolina University, Elizabeth City State University, Elon University, Fayetteville State University, Johnson and Wales University, Liberty University,  Living Arts College, Livingstone College, Louisburg College, Meredith College, Methodist University, Mid-Atlantic Christian University, Miller-Motte College, Mount Olive College, Nashville Auto Diesel College, N.C. A&T University, N.C. Central University, N.C. State University, N.C. Wesleyan College, William Peace University, Pfeiffer College, Pitt Community College, Saint Augustine’s College, Salem College, Shaw University, The Arts Institutes, Wake Forest University, Western Carolina University, Winston Salem State University and representatives from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, Chapel Hill, Greensboro, Pembroke and Wilmington, among others.

For more information, contact Wilson in the Admissions Office in Building 9 on the BCCC campus, call 252-940-6233 or visit BCCC’s website at www.beaufortccc.edu.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Demystifying marketing and public relations

Business and Industry Services at Beaufort County Community College will present a workshop to help current and prospective business owners demystify marketing and public relations.
The workshop will be 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4, in Room 828 of Building 8 on the BCCC campus. The workshop is offered free of charge but to help with the adequate preparation of materials, pre-registration is requested.
Instructor Christina Motley will lead participants in understanding the best practices in business marketing and public relations. Attendees will talk away with a list of simple initiatives they can implement for greater business results.

Motley is Chief Executive Officer and President of Christina Motley, LLC, a strategic integrated marketing and communications company in the Triangle region. Her management and marketing expertise in both corporate and agency environments – combined with her education – give her a unique perspective and depth of knowledge to help clients build brand loyalty, foster customer engagement and drive new business.
Throughout her career, she has worked with clients in healthcare, higher education, technology, retail / eCommerce, economic development, human resources and nonprofit among many others.
The workshop is co-sponsored by the Washington/Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce.
To pre-register, contact Eva Peartree at BCCC’s Business and industry Services at 940-6375 at evap@beaufortccc.edu or Lentz Stowe, director of BCCC’s Business and Industry Services, at 940-6306 or by email at lentzs@beaufortccc.edu.

For more information about other services offered by BCCC’s Business and Industry Services’ Small Business Center, including targeted seminars for business owners, visit BCCC’s Website at www.beaufortccc.edu/coned/Small Business/workshops.htm or contact Stowe or Lauren Dudley, customized training coordinator, at 252-940-6311 or by email at laurens@beaufortccc.edu.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Beaufort County Early College High School teacher named North Carolina History Teacher of the Year

Amanda Smith, standing, with Beaufort County Early College High School students Ashley Elks, Olivia Van Essendelft and Dakota Morgan, is North Carolina History Teacher of the Year.
Amanda Smith, a teacher at Beaufort County Early College High School, has been named North Carolina History Teacher of the Year for 2014.
Smith teaches World History and Civics and Economics to ninth grade students at the high school, housed on the Beaufort County Community College campus.
The award was presented to Smith at the Tuesday, Sept. 22, meeting of the Beaufort County Board of Education by Fay Gore, Section Chief of the K-12 Social Studies Division of the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.
It is sponsored by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, The History Channel and Preserve America.
“A panel of teachers, administrators and academics from your state chose you for your use of primary documents in the classroom, the level of inspiration that you provide to your students and your career achievements in education,” said Lesley S. Herrmann, executive director of the Lehrman Institute in citing Smith for the award. “We thank you for engaging students with dedication and creativity.”
As the 2014 N.C. History Teacher of the Year, Smith will receive a $1,000 award, a certificate of recognition, an archive of books and historical resources presented in her name to the BCCC library and an invitation to attend the 2015 Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminar of her choice. She is also a finalist for the National History Teacher of the Year Award.
A native of Washington, Smith, 30, is a 2002 graduate of Washington High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in history with a teaching license from Meredith College in 2002 and a master’s degree in public history from N.C. State University with a concentration in museum education techniques in 2010.
Smith has worked as a teacher for seven years, serving at Beaufort County Early College High School for three years.
She is a member to the N.C. Governor’s Teachers Network and, in that role, is working to develop lesson plans for social studies teachers that will be released in May. Her area of expertise in that project is non-violence, civil rights and human rights.
At BCECHS, Smith is co-advisor of the Interact Club, a service club affiliated with the Washington Noon Rotary Club. Students in the club volunteer at the local animal shelter and conducts fund-raising activities for Eagle’s Wings, Ruth’s House and the American Heart Association.
Smith and her students are also active in National History Day competitions. As the state’s top history day teacher, she developed a how-to guide on project and exhibit development which will be available nationwide next year for teachers participating in the National History Day competition.
She is the author of a book published in 2014 about the Civil Rights movement in Williamston, titled “The Williamston Freedom Movement: A North Carolina Town’s Struggle for Civil Rights 1957-70.”

Smith is a volunteer with the Historic Bath State Historic Site where she leads guided tours and conducts educational programs.

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Best Small Business to Start Right Now

What would be the best small business for you to start right now? Would it be a service, retail, manufacturing or direct marketing business? Find out at this workshop sponsored by the Small Business Center at Beaufort County Community College, 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Oct. 7, in Room 828 of Building 8 on the BCCC campus.
Instructor Mike Collins will help each prospective business owner create a business idea that fits each of them. He will identify over 30 types of small businesses with growth potential in the coming years and five easy steps to starting such businesses. 
Mike Collins
Collins is President of The Perfect Workday Co. and one of the most frequently featured business seminar presenters in the southeastern United States. He is the author of four books and hundreds of business articles.
The seminar is co-sponsored by the Washington/Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce.
Attendance is free of charge but pre-registration is recommended in order to reserve seating and to allow the college to adequately prepare materials. To pre-register, contact Eva Peartree at BCCC’s Business and industry Services at 940-6375 at evap@beaufortccc.edu or Lentz Stowe, director of BCCC’s Business and Industry Services, at 940-6306 or by email at lentzs@beaufortccc.edu.

For more information about other services offered by BCCC’s Business and Industry Services’ Small Business Center, including targeted seminars for business owners, visit BCCC’s Website at www.beaufortccc.edu/coned/Small Business/workshops.htm or contact Stowe or Lauren Dudley, customized training coordinator, at 252-940-6311 or by email at laurens@beaufortccc.edu.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Three workshops to be offered at expo

The Small Business Center at Beaufort County Community College will offer three workshops for current and prospective business owners at the 2014 Business Expo to be held on the BCCC campus Wednesday, Sept. 24.
The workshops will highlight resources available for business owners, legal issues and social media. They will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room of Building 10, next door to the expo. The workshops are scheduled as follows:
·     --  Resources for Prospective and Current Small Business Owners, noon. Instructor Lentz Stowe, director of BCCC’s Business and Industry Services will share with entrepreneurs free resources available to start, expand and improve their businesses.
·     --   Legal Entities and Your Business, 1 p.m. Will Mayo, Washington lawyer and entrepreneur will review legal issues involved in starting and maintaining a business and working with other businesses.
·       --  Social Media: What’s in it for My Business?, 2 p.m. Instructor Christina Williams, a
Microsoft Office Specialist Christina Williams will lead
a seminar on social media at the upcoming Business Expo.
Microsoft Office Specialist and owner of a computer consulting business, will discuss ways an active social media presence can help a small business.
The workshops and the expo are co-sponsored by the Washington/Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce.
Attendance is free of charge but pre-registration for the workshops is recommended in order to reserve seating and to allow the college to adequately prepare materials. To pre-register, contact Eva Peartree at BCCC’s Business and industry Services at 940-6375 at evap@beaufortccc.edu or Lentz Stowe, director of BCCC’s Business and Industry Services, at 940-6306 or by email at lentzs@beaufortccc.edu.

For more information about other services offered by BCCC’s Business and Industry Services’ Small Business Center, including targeted seminars for business owners, visit BCCC’s Website at www.beaufortccc.edu/coned/Small Business/workshops.htm or contact Stowe or Lauren Dudley, customized training coordinator, at 252-940-6311 or by email at laurens@beaufortccc.edu.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Applications being accepted for BLET Day Academy 2015

Firearms training during a recent BLET Academy at Beaufort County Community College.
Applications are now being accepted for the Basic Law Enforcement Training Day Academy at Beaufort County Community College that will begin in January, college officials announced this week.
The deadline to submit application packages for the academy is Monday, Dec. 8, in order for BLET instructors and staff members to have adequate time to process materials. A pre-orientation is scheduled for 6 p.m. that day in Room 32 of Building 10.
The academy is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, Jan. 7
BCCC offers the BLET program accredited by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission and the North Carolina Sheriffs' Commission. It is designed to give students the skills needed for entry-level employment as law enforcement officers with state, county or municipal law enforcement or private enterprise. Successful completion of a BLET academy also fulfills 18 hours or one semester of the requirements for an associate’s degree in criminal justice.
The BLET course consists of 33 different subject areas including criminal, juvenile, civil, traffic and alcohol beverage laws; investigative, patrol, custody and court procedures; emergency responses, and ethics and community relations.      
Anyone seeking to become a sworn officer with a law enforcement agency in North Carolina must take the course in its entirety and pass the state exam.
Instructors for the course will be from a wide range of agencies and specialty areas.
To be considered for the class, applicants should schedule an interview with Larry Barnes, program director, complete an application packet and must undergo a certified criminal history record check prior to registering for classes. Applicants are required to undergo a medical examination, to provide proof of U.S. citizenship and must have graduated from high school or have earned a General Educational Development, or GED, among other requirements.
Spring 2015 tuition and fees have been approved by the N.C. Board of Community Colleges. Tuition for in-state students is $72 per credit hour and student fees at $2 per credit hour for a total of $74 per credit hour. Tuition for out-of-state students is $264 per credit hour and student fees at $2 per credit hour for a total of $266.

For more information about the BLET day classes, interested persons can contact Pauline Godley, administrative assistant for Law Enforcement Programs, by visiting Building 2 on the BCCC campus, by telephone at 252-940-6232 or by email at paulineg@beaufortccc.edu. Information may also be obtained by contacting Barnes by telephone at 252-940-6374 or by email at larryb@beaufortccc.edu for an application packet.  Those interested can also obtain information about the college’s BLET program by visiting BCCC’s Website at http://www.beaufort.cc.nc.us/progrm/busines/BLET/blet.htm.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Throwback Thursday at BCCC salutes the 1974 Associate Degree Nursing Class!


Members of the Associate Degree Nursing Class of 1974 at Beaufort County Community College as they appeared prior to their graduation. They are, First Row, left to right, Doris Burton, Bettie Jean Staton, Lisa Paxhia, Debbie Winstead, Susan Worthington, Jerry Williams, Beverly S. Mills, Effie Gorham, Eva Jenkins, Sandra Anderson, Gail Harris; Second Row, left to right, Rosalie Styons, Betty Jean Stokes, Ginny Williams, Betsy Chesson, Patricia Floyd, Wima Graddy, Pattie Little, Judy Eyman, Bonnie Leggett, Dale Everett, Cathy Price.