DUBLIN — An inaugural Scholars Breakfast was held Sept. 12 at Bladen Community College, the last day the college was in operation before a break caused by Hurricane Florence.
College leaders plan for the event to become an annual celebration.
The breakfast was hosted by the Bladen Community College Foundation and Bladen Community College Student Services. Scholars were invited to learn more about student services offered by the college, to get better acquainted with key college department representatives and gain a deeper understanding of their scholarship requirements, a news release said.
Linda Burney, director of the Foundation, congratulated those scholars for being chosen and reminded them that their academic fitness and desire to succeed qualified them to receive a BCC Foundation scholarship. She pledged her support as well as that of Student Services, Financial Aid and the BCC Foundation to enable scholars to achieve their academic goals, the release said.
Dr. William Findt, president of the college, urged students to familiarize themselves with the many different student services offered and to contact those staff members present with any questions or concerns that they may have in the days and weeks ahead.
“We are student focused and here to help you succeed no matter what your course of study or career pathway,” he said
Dennis Troy, chairman of the college trustees, told the assembled group, “Be serious about your studies and leave BCC better than you have found it.”
Linda Burney (left) welcomes students to the inaugural Scholar Breakfast.