Their peers recently recognized two Beaufort County Community College employees – Margie Cobb and Bryan Van Gyzen – for their service to the college.
Cobb, office manager for BCCC’s Allied Health Division, was named Staff Member of the Year. Van Gyzen, lead instructor for the Automotive Systems Technology Program, was named Faculty Member of the Year.
Cobb came to BCCC in 1990 after working for Singer Furniture for two years. A BCCC alumnus, she earned an associate’s degree in office administration in 1988.
A member of the BCCC Staff Association, Cobb has been active in organizing that group’s fundraisers, scholarships and service projects. She has served as the staff association’s president, vice president, secretary and treasurer during her BCCC career. She also served on the State Employees Credit Union Board of Trustees and was instrumental in bringing an ATM to BCCC’s campus.
office manager for the Allied Health Division,
was named Staff Member of the Year
at Beaufort County Community College.
Cobb and her husband, David, have been married 43 years and have five children – four daughters and one son. Off campus, she enjoys cooking for family, friends and members of the community who are sick or shut-in. Last Thanksgiving, she and her family fed more than 75 people.
Cobb will retire in June after almost 25 years with BCCC. She said she loves the people here, who are like a second family. She plans to do “absolutely nothing” this summer, she said, but does have a cruise planned with her sister in November.
Van Gyzen joined the BCCC faculty in 2008. He graduated from Northside High School in 1992 and earned an associate’s degree in automotive technology in 1994 from Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, where he received training certified by General Motors.
Van Gyzen joined the BCCC faculty in 2008. He graduated from Northside High School in 1992 and earned an associate’s degree in automotive technology in 1994 from Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, where he received training certified by General Motors in the ASEP program.
|Bryan Van Gyzen, |
lead Automotive Systems Technology Instructor
was named Faculty Member of the Year.
Van Gyzen began his career in automotive technology at Lee Chevrolet-Pontiac-Buick in Washington through a cooperative work experience program at Wayne Community College. He has additional experience at Paul Service Center and at Cox Chevrolet in Belhaven. Prior to joining the faculty at BCCC, he specialized in electrical and drivability automotive repair at Lee Chevrolet in Washington.
During his tenure at BCCC, Van Gyzen has taken a lead role in establishing a car club and in organizing the car show held during Gullfest, BCCC’s spring festival at BCCC.
Van Gyzen and his wife, Cathy, a pharmacy technician at O’Neal’s Drug Store in Belhaven, live in the Pungo Community of Beaufort County. They have four children, Susanna, Jacob, Conner and Breanna
In his spare time, he enjoys working on and cruising in his vintage vehicles. He also enjoys spending time with his family. Together they enjoy fishing, boating, swimming and most outdoor sports.