Archive for September, 2014

CFCC and UNCW to reaffirm articulation agreement on Monday

Friday, September 26th, 2014
CFCC and UNCW to reaffirm articulation agreement on Monday
Partnership eases transition from CFCC to UNCW
WILMINGTON – Two of the area’s largest educational institutions are reaffirming a partnership that will help increase access to a four-year degree for hundreds of students each year. The local agreement assures CFCC graduates acceptance into UNCW, provided that CFCC students earn an associate degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

On Monday, Sept. 29 at 11:30 a.m., leaders from the University of North Carolina Wilmington<> and Cape Fear Community College <> will sign the latest version of an articulation agreement, which is designed to provide an easier transition between the two institutions. This agreement is in addition to the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA), which is a statewide arrangement that governs the transfer of credits between the state’s community colleges and public universities.

The agreement between CFCC and UNCW differs from the statewide CAA in that it offers the benefit of acceptance at the student’s school of choice, which among a vast majority of CFCC students is UNCW. However, the UNCW agreement establishes a higher standard for students than the statewide agreement requires. Through the statewide CAA, graduates of any of the North Carolina Community Colleges are assured admittance to one of the UNC institutions, but not assured admittance to a specific campus or program. The significance of the CFCC and UNCW agreement makes sure that a high quality CFCC graduate gets the opportunity to enroll in one of the most competitive academic institutions in the UNC system.

“UNCW is the university of choice for most of our college transfer students,” said Dr. Amanda Lee, vice president of CFCC’s instructional services division.

Of the 9,000 degree-seeking students attending CFCC this semester, roughly half are seeking a college transfer degree.

“We are proud to be one of the largest enrolling transfer institutions in the UNC system and this agreement strengthens the pathway for Cape Fear Community College students seeking to earn a degree from UNCW,” said Denise Battles, UNCW Provost.

According to statistics from the American Association of Community Colleges, of the 6.5 million college students nationwide, close to half of them attend a community college. In addition half of the students who receive a baccalaureate degree attend community college in the course of their undergraduate studies.


Duke Energy donates $15,000 to CFCC to help improve access to job training

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

duke energy check 2014

Duke Energy recently presented​Cape Fear Community College with a $15,000 check on September 18 at 11 a.m. in the Applied Technologies Building at CFCC’s North Campus.  The funds are earmarked for scholarships for students enrolled in technical and vocational programs. Specifically, scholarships from this grant will be awarded based on financial need to students enrolled in Electronics Engineering Technology, Electrical/Electronics Technology, Industrial Systems Technology and Computer Engineering Technology.

“These scholarships will enable students to learn skills that will help them be highly employable after graduation – at jobs with significant earning potential,” said Dr. Ted D. Spring, CFCC’s president. “Since one of the considerations to receive a scholarship from this grant is financial need, receiving one of these scholarships could truly be life-changing.”

“Part of Duke Energy’s mission is to make the communities around us better places to live,” says John K. Elliott, Duke Energy’s Director of East Region Government and Community Relations. “We enjoy a strong partnership with Cape Fear Community College and we are proud to support CFCC students as they embark on training that will not only improve their quality of life, but also improve the quality of the workforce in the Wilmington area.”

Duke Energy is the largest electric power holding company in the United States with more than $110 billion in total assets. Its regulated utility operations serve approximately 7.2 million electric customers located in six states in the Southeast and Midwest.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 250 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available at:

The Duke Energy Foundation actively works to improve the quality of life in its communities, lending expertise in the form of leadership and philanthropic support to charitable organizations. Duke Energy has long been committed to building and supporting the communities in which its customers and employees live and work.

The Cape Fear Community College Foundation exists solely to support the students, faculty, academic programs and mission of Cape Fear Community College. The CFCC Foundation secures and manages gifts and grants, including cash contributions, planned or estate gifts, securities, donated services, and equipment and supplies for educational purposes. For more information about CFCC, the CFCC Foundation or establishing scholarships, please contact the Cape Fear Community College Foundation at: 910.362.7207.