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The Brunswick beacon. (Shallotte, N.C.) 19??-current, August 11, 1994, Page PAGE 7-B, Image 17

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Studies With Teachers Gene Bennent, a teacher at West Brunswick High School, partici pates in the TORCH (Teacher Outreach) Program for Chemistry Teackcrs a: the College of Charleston July 11-15. The institute is one of six funded by the Commission on Higher Education and the Woodrow Wilson National Foundation being hosted by the col lege \ School of Sciences and Mathematics this summer. Diabetes Support Group To Meet Dos her Memorial Hospital's Dia- : ? *? -? betes Support Group will meet Thursday, Aug. 18. at 7 p.m. in the hospital conference room. Eugene DesLauriers, registered physical therapist, will discuss the importance of exercise in the diabet ic's regime and will teach ways to incorporate exercise into the life style. The group will tour the hospital exercise area, and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call Judy Rowland at (910)457-5271, exten sion 320. ?.*T? L Barbara McFadden. Masseuse In-Home Massage Therapeutic, professional mas sage given in the privacy ofl your own home. Please call forf your appointment. 754-7705 BACK TO CLASS IN STYLE WITH JEANS Ladies' Chic & Lee Jeans Men's Levi 505-560's and Lee's o Back-to-Schoa/ Shoes By Convene ?UI Gear ?Keds'Pivpet SUMMER CLOTHING & SHOES UP TO 50% OFF \Super Savings on Brand Name Fashions Main Street Shallotte 754-4846 GED Grad Betty Keane To Inspire Basic Skills Award Winners At BCC BY SUSAN USHER It can take hard work, determina tion and motivation for adults to re turn to school and resume their edu cation. Betty Keane knows because she did it, in 4'A years moving from ju nior high dropout to master's degree recipient. Keane will be the keynote speaker Thursday, Aug. 11, when Brunswick Community College honors GED program graduates and other achiev ers in the college's basic skills pro gram at a 7 p.m. buffet dinner on BCC's main campus near Supply. The event is intended to recognize students' achievements and motivate and entourage th<-m to set new goals to continue their education. Keane, a native of Ttgar Branch, Miss., dropped out of school in sev enth grade because she needed to work. "It was important in those days for my brothers to stay in school," she recalled. She reared three children, always stressing the importance of an edu cation to them, sold real estate and "did a lot of things that it didn't take a GED to do," she said. "I never told anybody I hadn't graduated. I never felt that I needed any more educa tion at the time." In 1986 Keane had just moved to Bruaswick County. One of her chil dren was just starting high school, another was in college and a third had finished college. She had a real estate sales license but wasn't sure that was what she wanted to do. She checked at BCC about taking a course. "Les Turner was my advi sor and he had me signed up for three classes before I could bat an eye," she recalled. "I had to say 'whoa,' and tell him I didn't have a diploma." No problem. She studied for the battery of GED tests while taking speech communications, freshman English and developmental math courses. "I just had to take the GED before the end of my first quarter," she said. Keane told her family the truth about her educational status and gained their cooperation and sup port. The children suffered a lot, so they have to be proud," she said, re calling nights when she closed her door in order to study without inter ruption. "I had forgotten how to study and how to take notes." She passed the GED that first quarter, then earned an associate de gree in general education in 1988. Transferring to UNC-Wilmington, she raced on to earn a B.A. degree in education in 1989 and a master's de gree in reading in 1990. Since 1990 the Yaupon Beach resident has taught English at South Brunswick High School at Boiling Spring l.akes, filling interim assign ments for two years and receiving contracts the last two years. In her classroom she tries to con vey to her students the importance of those basic skills ? how to study, how to take notes, the value of read ing, she said. "1 try to teach them how to learn." "I owe so much to BCC. They didn't put any obstacles in front of me, nothing I couldn't handle. And BCC gave me my first job after I graduated from UNC-W, teaching developmental English. "BCC has been very instrumental in shaping my life here." Presenting more than 100 certifi cates and awards as part of the pro gram will be Catherine Godley, Gladys Wagenseil, Rita Ramphal. Sabra Barfield and Dean of Con tinuing Education Jerry Thrift. Also on the program are BCC President W. Michael Reaves, As sistant Dean of Continuing Edu cation Velva Jenkins, the Rev. Dwarka Ramphal and entertainers Gaye Fulford and Larry Joyner Jr. This first basic skills awards pro gram is being supported in part by a grant from the BCC Foundation. I. Harvie Hill. DM. MAD. Pediatric Dentistry providing care for ^children and young adult# ages 1-21. Mao care for the handicapped 754-3333 MEMBER: AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY lOl Vtl Iqgc Pine*. aholloUe FOOD LION London Broil Extra Low Prices USDA Inspected Beef Boneless Top Round 1 Save ^ Lb. per lb. Tyson/Holly Farms Grade A Whole Fryer Tasty Yellow Corn Great For Grilling 100% Pure Ground Beef Patties Regularly $2.75 So Dri | Paper Towels 1 5 Oz. - Lt. Chunk StarKist Tuna Lunch Kits 6 Pack/5.5 Oz. V-8 Cocktail ? Juice Regularly 2/$ 1.09 Regularly $1.09 Regularly $1.59 Regularly $2.16 We Reserve The Right To Limit Quantities. Prices in this ad good Wed., Aug. 10 thru Tues.. Aug. 16. 1994. 2 Liter - Pepel. Diet Pepal. Mtn Dew. Diet Mtn Dew

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