Archive for June, 2014

4th of July Parking Reminder

Monday, June 30th, 2014
Please be reminded that Parking Lots A and B will be reserved solely on July 4, 2014 for the College’s registered guests from 5-7 pm.  Student Lot #2 will also be utilized as overflow parking.  Please be prepared to show Security Guards identification for admittance into these Lots.  Parking in these areas will be on a first come, first serve basis.  Please note: Handicapped/ADA parking will be available in Lots A and B.
Lots L/K, along with the Nutt Street and Hanover Parking Decks will be charging a $5.00 event parking fee.  This includes VIP/registered guests, Employees and Students.  Student Lot #2 will also be charging a $5.00 event parking fee, unless your name is on the registered guest list and you have appropriate identification.
Should there be any questions or concerns, please let me know.
Lynn B. Sylvia
Parking Coordinator
Cape Fear Community College
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910-362-7279

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

CFCC Everywhere – June 10 and 17

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Faculty, staff, students and friends, thank you for the challenge!

Through feedback sessions, meetings, and conversations, you made it clear it is time we embrace modern tools of efficiency communication and collaboration with open arms. We are proud to announce what we are calling the “CFCC Everywhere” drive. You are invited to come, have a cup of coffee and spend a few minutes with our staff who will change the way you connect to CFCC. If you have a mobile device, bring it along!  On Tuesday June 10, the IT team will be in the BB&T Auditorium from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.  On Tuesday, June 17, we’ll be in Daniels Hall (U-508) from 9:30 until 3:30.  Drop by with your mobile device, and connect! 


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.

New CFCC initiative targets baby boomers

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Adult Students In Class With Teacher (Selective Focus)

Cape Fear Community College was selected to participate in the “Plus 50 Encore Completion Program” as part of a nationwide effort coordinated by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).

The Plus 50 Initiative is a two-year effort by a pilot group of two-year institutions to create or expand campus programs to engage the plus-50 population in learning, re-training programs; and volunteer, civic, and service activities. The overall goal of the initiative is to develop and promote community colleges as the primary places where plus-50s can learn, train, and find ways to contribute to their communities and society as a whole.

Currently, CFCC is meeting with representatives of the local community and exploring potential classes and academic programs that would appeal to the plus 50 population in the area of heath care, education and social services.

The college established an advisory committee to help assess the educational needs and goals of the local population to develop courses and programs for the initiative. Longtime educator and community leader Dr. Michael Allred was named as the chairman of the advisory committee and explained that many older residents can benefit from classes and programs at CFCC.

“50 is the new 30,” Dr. Allred said. He emphasized that parents who have grown children find that they have more time to start a second career, get a degree or just take a class for personal enjoyment.

Allred, who also teaches a class for substitute teachers, said that have some life experience is an asset in a wide number of jobs, particularly teaching.

“Life experience is a valuable tool to have in the classroom,” Allred said.

The overarching goal of the Plus 50 Initiative is to support community colleges’ ability to engage plus 50 learners through education, work, and service. To reach this goal, the initiative focuses on developing and expanding the program offerings of the grantee colleges, by striving to reach more plus 50 students, by expanding plus 50 offerings to additional community colleges, and by putting the interests of plus 50 students at community colleges on the public agenda.

“Baby boomers who are out work or want to transition into new career fields need to upgrade their skills. Community colleges are affordable and working to help baby boomers, even if they’ve never stepped on a college campus before,” said Mary Sue Vickers, director of the Plus 50 Initiative at AACC.

She added that many of the plus 50 adults who participate in the program also find great meaning and purpose in their work after they get hired.

“Jobs in health care, education and social services give baby boomers a way to give back to society, so plus 50 adults find these careers to be particularly rewarding,” Vickers said.

For more information about the Plus 50 program at CFCC, contact Bev Smalls at 362-7199 or email


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”