Archive for June, 2014

Wilmington Central Rotary Club continues to support CFCC student scholarships with $10,000 donation

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Wilmington, NC Central Rotary 2014 donation– The Wilmington Central Rotary Club recently donated $10,000 to an existing endowed scholarship at Cape Fear Community College.

Funds for the scholarship were raised from proceeds from the Rotary’s Wilmington’s Got Talent event which was held in October, 2013. Central Rotary member Louise McColl chaired the event.

Led by president Wally Simpson, the Wilmington Central Rotary has 27 members who meet each Tuesday at noon at McAllister’s on College Road.

“The Wilmington Central Rotary Club is a dedicated community partner,” said Dr. Ted D. Spring, president of Cape Fear Community College. “This generous donation is a wonderful way to impact local residents by providing opportunities for education and job training.”

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

The Cape Fear Community College Foundation exists solely to support the students, instructors, programs and mission of the College. The Foundation secures and manages gifts and grants, including cash contributions, deferred gifts, securities, gifts-in-kind for educational purposes. For more information about CFCC, or about scholarship opportunities, please contact the Cape Fear Community College Foundation at 910.362.7207 or visit

Volunteers from the local business community join CFCC’s Foundation Board

Thursday, June 5th, 2014
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The Cape Fear Community College Foundation Board is pleased to announce seven new members for the 2014-2015 year.

Among the new board members this year are several current and retired business owners, a local attorney and a well-known architect. Members include Tom Babel, Kathleen Barber, Madi McDougald, Trish Chiarell, Fred Kumpel, Charles Boney and Stephanie Meyers.

The purpose of the CFCC Foundation Board is to raise private funds for student scholarships and support the overall mission of CFCC. The foundation hosts a wide variety of events throughout the year to support students.

Most recently, the Foundation hosted the 2014 Gift of Education luncheon on May 15, which raised over $300,000 from local businesses and community members.

On Thursday, June 12, the Foundation will host the NewBridge Bank Bridge to Bridge 4.0 Run in downtown Wilmington, which is expected to draw hundreds of people to the area.

For more information about the CFCC Foundation call (910) 362-7207.

CFCC introduces half-model boat building course

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Mark Bayne

If you like working with wood and are looking for a fun summer course, check out the new half-model boat building course taught by CFCC’s own master shipwright Mark Bayne.

To see some examples of half-model boat carvings, click here.

The course is offered twice this summer through CFCC’s Continuing Education department. There will be two sessions with 12 hours of hands on instruction. The first session is June 10, 12, 17, and 19 from 6-9 p.m. The second session will be July 8, 10, 15 and 17 from 6-9 p.m. Cost will be $92.00 plus a $3 parking fee and materials.

Students will learn how to read a basic set of boat plans, the history of half models and their use in traditional boatbuilding. Upon completion attendees will have constructed their own half model of the Official North Carolina State Boat “NC Shad Boat” Circa 1890.

For details, contact Mark Bayne at 362-7151 or email

To register, visit and click on the “Wood Carving-Half Model Boats Course”