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Student Fuels Passion for Art with Donation to BCC Foundation

a collage of photos taken of the allison fox glass studio at BCC's Southport Center

If you’ve visited Brunswick Community College’s Southport Center for Heritage Arts, you know it is a treasure trove of creativity, talent, and opportunity. Instructors and students spend countless hours working with clay, glass, wood, metal, and more, channeling their energy into priceless works of art. For some, their art is a source of income. For others, it is therapeutic. Still, others love learning something new and having fun with friends old and new. For Allison Fox, it is an opportunity to give back with a gift to the BCC Foundation.

Meet Allison Fox

Southport Center student Allison Fox, a newcomer to the area, found her passion in working with glass. Having already shared her time and talent, Fox decided to make a gift that would fully renovate and add new equipment to what was dedicated recently as the Allison Fox Glass Studio. The Foundation of BCC Executive Director Teresa Nelson, joined by BCC President Gene Smith and Vice President Continuing Education Economic & Workforce Development Greg Bland, unveiled a new sign in honor of Fox. 

“Allison is genuinely lovely,” said Southport Center Director Barbara McFall. “She fell in love with what she saw here and gave generously to help ensure that others could enjoy it too. We are thrilled to have Allison with us and will be forever grateful to her.”

The Foundation of BCC Executive Director Teresa Nelson echoed McFall’s sentiment. “I continue to be humbled by the generosity of the many individuals, families, and organizations that give of themselves to support our students and college,” said Nelson. “Thanks to Ms. Fox, Southport Center has more to offer local artisans than ever before. What a wonderful way to fuel your passion for art.”

Learn more

If you share a passion for art, please visit for a complete list of summer courses, including those held in the Allison Fox Glass Studio. To learn more about The Foundation at BCC and how you can help further our college’s mission, contact Teresa Nelson at [email protected] or (910) 755-6530.

May 16, 2023

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