• BCC to offer advanced nursing training on campus

    Brunswick Community College was the site on Dec. 4 for the signing of an agreement that will result in advanced nursing training on the college campus.

    With the bridge articulation agreement in place, UNC Pembroke will offer its bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program at the college.

    BCC President Susanne Adams welcomed the UNCP contingent to campus.

    “Working with our university partner to serve this rural region has been a labor of love for us,” she said. ”Our nurses are eager to continue their education.”

  • Education briefs

    WBHS names students to honor roll
    West Brunswick High School has named the following students to its first nine-weeks honor roll:
    A honor roll
    Ninth grade: Jillian Benton, Carrie Broome, Mariah Cashman, Isaias Castaneda, Courtney Chappell, Donita Daley, Cam Davis, Connor Durham, Gabrielle Hoffman, Hayden Huffman, Anna James, Katelyn Keaton, Megan Kesky, Bryana LaDue, John McNeil, George Nance, Gavin Reed, Aleigh Rhyne, Joseph Stanley, Kasandra Trotter, Austin Turner, Brittani Wilson, Thomas Yaemmongkol, Samuel Zeng.

  • School board approves new at-risk youth assistance for high schools

    A new organization will begin assisting Brunswick County’s at-risk high school students in the new year.

    Men and Women United for Youth and Families (MWUYF) received approval from the Brunswick County Board of Education Dec. 4 to begin working with the four county high schools to help students receive educational and employment training.

    Randolph Keaton, director of MWUYF, said the nonprofit organization has offered education and employment training to Bladen, Columbus and Brunswick residents out of their office in Delco for the past 10 years.

  • Brunswick County schools hires new human resources director

    Brunswick County Schools’ new executive director of human resources was on his way to the North Carolina coast before he was hired.

    And part of his job once he get here will be enticing new teachers to come to the coast, too.

    Mark Pasier, currently director of human resources for Montgomery County Public Schools in Virginia, was selected by Superintendent Edward Pruden’s search committee. The hire was announced during a special-called meeting of the board of education on Dec. 18.

  • Drummer teaches lessons of respect

    Funding provided through a Brunswick Arts Council Grass Roots grant is bringing to life the character of “Mufasa, the wise and noble Lion King.”
    The Communities in Schools (CIS) After School Program has contracted with Cheick Sissoko, an accomplished African drummer from West Africa, to teach students from Lincoln and Town Creek elementary schools about the diverse world and how cultures differ, both now and in the past.

  • Education briefs

    High makes dean’s list at SCAD
    Rebecca High of Bolivia has been named to the dean’s list at Savannah College of Art and Design for the fall 2012 quarter.
    Full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the quarter receive recognition on the dean’s list.

  • SBMS students honored with Good Neighbor awards

    South Brunswick Middle School and the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce recognized 30 outstanding students at its fall Good Neighbor breakfast.
    Students were chosen by the teachers for demonstrating a positive work ethic and exemplifying a good “neighbor” in their school.
    Keynote speaker for the event was Dr. Mike Reaves, who encouraged students to continue on the path of being a good citizen.

  • Education briefs

    Virginia Williamson honors students with awards
    Virginia Williamson Elementary School has recognized the following recipients for its first nine-weeks awards:
    First grade
    Principal’s award: Josue Cifuentes-Lopez, Amtra Daniels, Tanner Fields, Chevy Gaughf, Ava Hinson, Kerstynn Klass, Bailey Klutzz, Brennan McFadden, Courtney Weston, Tyrieck Woodard.
    Citizenship: Hellen Browning, Teyah Clemmons, Grace Dibenedetto, Morgan Furr, Michael Hernandez, Kaylein Ouellett, Leah Renegar, Reyna Syrianah, Justin Ward, Kamyriah Webb.

  • Philanthropist honored for supporting area students

    Ken Hoffman, board member for Communities in Schools of Brunswick County Inc., and CEO of Cygnus Technologies, was recognized by the Cape Fear Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals as an exemplary advocate for students.
    His compassion and commitment to the community is evident through his support in helping sustain dropout prevention programs in Brunswick County middle schools.

  • County 4-H’ers take project to Southport Elementary

    Brunswick County 4-H members Bobbi Jane Lawrence and Owen Bell attended Southport Elementary School’s Nov. 15 PTA meeting and helped facilitate a science-learning experience for other students in attendance.
    By using this year’s National Youth Science Day experiment kit, the Eco Bot Challenge, they engaged in a hands-on activity that allowed students to engineer their own robots and control surfaces.