BCCC Bids Farewell to Dr. Crystal Ange
After decades of academic service, Dr. Crystal Ange will retire from Beaufort County Community College in December. Dr. Ange has served as vice president of academics, overseeing all faculty, since 2013, and previously she served as dean of student services.
“Dr. Ange has served the college in an outstanding manner for almost 10 years now, and I am indeed most sorry to see her leave us,” said Dr. Dave Loope, president of BCCC. “Not only is she a consummate professional who has worked tirelessly to ensure the integrity of our academic offerings, but she is also a highly ethical and principled colleague. She has given selflessly of her time and talent to Beaufort County Community College, and I congratulate her on an extremely successful career in service to the people of North Carolina.”
During her tenure at BCCC, she introduced an advising center to help students navigate registration and find the best program for their career goals. She helped start an agribusiness technology program, helped establish early college high school programs in Washington and Tyrrell Counties, and led the college through its ten-year accreditation. Under her watch, BCCC has opened the Learning Enhancement Center, where students can go to work on papers and projects and get help with their studies. Classrooms were redesigned to facilitate cooperative learning and upgraded with new technology, including online and distance learning enhancements, and measures to ensure accessibility for students with special needs.
Dr. Ange was the first woman to serve as vice president of academics at BCCC. A veteran educator, Dr. Ange began her career as a physics, chemistry and biology teacher at Jamesville High School in 1988. She continued teaching science in Edenton Chowan Schools and Martin County Schools. In 2000, she took a position as assistant principal at Washington High School. She served as principal of John Small Elementary School and Chocowinity Middle Schools, and later as director for exceptional children and student services for Beaufort County Schools. In 2007, she became an assistant superintendent with Beaufort County Schools, specializing in curriculum, exceptional children and student services. She joined BCCC as the dean of student services in 2008, and, in 2013, she became vice president of academics at the college.
Dr. Ange is a voracious reader, and she and her husband Richie have two daughters. Richie works as a teacher and coach at Riverside High School. Her daughter Peri is a student at East Carolina University’s Brody School of Dentistry. Her daughter Cory is an OB-GYN nurse at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.
After earning an Associate in Science from Mount Olive College, Dr. Ange went on to earn her Bachelor of Science (1987), Master of Education (1987) and, later, her Master of Arts (2000) and Educational Specialist (2006) from East Carolina University. She holds a Doctorate of Education from Liberty University.
Among her achievements were Chowan Teacher of the Year (1991), Roanoke High School Teacher of the Year (1997), Martin County Teacher of the Year (1997) and Beaufort County Schools Principal of the Year (2005).
Beaufort County Community College thanks her for her dedication, both to the college and to schools in the region, and wishes her the best in all future endeavors.