For Our People

BNE believes in programs to help in the success of our employees.

Live Well

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BNE believes in Healthy People! Our LiveWell program, launched in 2007, encourages a healthy lifestyle by maintaining a healthy weight, exercising, smoking/tobacco cessation and obtaining an annual physical.

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BNE Helping Hands

The BNE Helping Hands program is an employee assistance fund that provides financial help to Boddie-Noell employees in times of need. It is designed to assist employees who may be experiencing an unforeseen personal crisis such as acute illness, natural disaster, fire or flood.

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Investment in Excellence – The Practice of Peak Performance

Success is the result of knowing where you want to go, and the changes you need to make to get there. Investment in Excellence works because people believe in their ability to make things happen.

Boddie-Noell has helped over 875 team members become aware of what they can become, and then helped facilitate this potential into reality… and we don’t plan on stopping.

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James H. Waters Scholarships

We honor James H. Waters, the late vice chairman and chief administrative officer of Boddie-Noell, who realized the importance of education and its role in personal development. We remember Waters by annually awarding  James H. Waters scholarships. Over its 30-year history, this scholarship program has donated more than $500,000 to over 500 deserving students. We encourage the families of our employees to take advantage of this important benefit.

The 2024 enrollment application period for the James H. Waters Scholarships has ended. Check back later for scholarship applications for 2025. To provide you with helpful information, we’re leaving the 2024 flyer here for the time being. 

Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice. In 2023, we awarded scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2,000. It’s our hope that these scholarships will assist our employees, their spouses, children or grandchildren in furthering their education.


 RECIPIENT                                           PLANNED MAJOR

Anthony Anastasi                           Engineering & Science

Bridget Boone                                 Criminal Justice / Sociology

Dauquann Capers                           Business

Nina Craig                                       Biology

Alisha France                                  Early Childhood Education

Kailah Garrett                                 Computer Engineering

David Hannah                                 Business Management

Irais Hernandez                              Finance

Edwin Jimenez                               Computer Science

Kayla Klontzaris                             Pre-Med

Kaylie McClanahan                        Science

Keiyanna McNeil                            Nursing (Betty Jean Oxendine Award)

Carolyn Nethercutt                         Biblical Studies

Aaliyah Roane                                 Business Administration

Tre’Khiayah Thorne                        Psychology

Harrison Vaughn                             Biology

Jenna Weber                                    Speech & Communicative Disorders

Raegan Weber                                 Film making

The scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.


Applicants to the James H. Waters Scholarship Program must

  • Be qualified Boddie-Noell Enterprises, Inc. employees or their spouses, children or grandchildren. (Children and grandchildren must be age 24 or under.) Surviving spouses or children age 24 or under of deceased eligible employees are also eligible. Officers of Boddie-Noell and their family members are ineligible for this program.
  • Have completed six (6) months of continuous service with BNE as of the application deadline date, work and maintain a minimum of fifteen (15) hours per week, and maintain a fully satisfactory performance rating.
  • Be enrolled or planning to enroll in full-time study at an accredited two (2) or four (4) year college or university, vocational/technical school, community college, or GED program for the entire academic year.

Please contact Sandy Harris at 252.937.2800 ext. 1207 or [email protected] with questions. Remember, these scholarships are an employee benefit, so don’t overlook them if you or somebody in your family is an eligible applicant.

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Employee Benefits

  • Credit Union
  • Education Reimbursement
  • Scholarship Program
  • Group Insurance Benefits
  • Paid Time Off
  • Retirement
  • Other Long Term Benefits