Archive for May, 2016

Local High School Students Participate in Cape Fear Community College’s Chem-Techathon

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Cape Fear Community College’s 2015-2016 Chem-Techathon competition concluded on April 27, and Hoggard High School’s team took home the first place prize for their project, “Parabens in Fast Food.” Chem-Techathon is a team-based competition that engages high school students in New Hanover and Pender counties in a series of laboratory based hands-on activities, instrumentation training, and a small-scale, semester-long, research project. Hoggard students earned a grand prize of $2,500 for their efforts. Ashley High School earned second place recognition for the project, “Benzene in Gasoline,” and a team consisting of homeschooled students earned third place for their project, “Minerals in Various Brands of Water.”

CFCC’s Chem-Techathon is made possible thanks to a $150,000 Student Science Enrichment Program grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. Tracy Holbrook, Chemical Technology Program Director at CFCC, applied for the grant to support a three year project entitled CT-RISE: Chem-Techathon: Renewing Interest in Science Education.

CFCC’s Chemical Technology curriculum prepares individuals for work as analytical technicians in chemical laboratories associated with chemical production, environmental concerns, pharmaceuticals, and general analysis. For more information about the program, visit

Final Registration Locations and Times – Summer 2016

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Please click the link below to view the final registration locations and times for Summer 2016:

Registration Locations and Times Summer 2016 

Cape Fear Community College Dental Hygiene Students Provide Dental Screenings to Local Children

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Cape Fear Community College Dental Hygiene students recently partnered with Wilmington Rotary volunteers, and local dentist, Dr. Gabriel Rich, to perform dental screenings for children ages 3 to 14 at the Community Boys and Girls Club. The project, made possible by a grant from the Wilmington Rotary, enabled the students to screen 173 children and to provide them with dental health education. Of those screened, 102 children presented questionable areas or obvious decay, pain, or infection. Follow-up screening reports were given to the children’s parents, guardians, and caregivers informing them of their child’s oral status, as well as information on resources for seeking dental treatment.

As part of CFCC’s dental hygiene screening project, a Dental Health Resource Center is being installed in the Community Boys and Girls Club library. The CFCC Dental Hygiene Class of 2016 also established a GoFundMe account which raised $1,365. The funds will be used to provide dental treatment to children who presented dental concerns during the screenings and do not have Medicaid or other insurance resources.

To learn more about CFCC’s Dental Hygiene program, please visit

Cape Fear Community College Received Grant from the Landfall Foundation to Assist Students with Certification Exam Costs

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Cape Fear Community College received a $3,000 grant from The Landfall Foundation to assist students finishing CFCC’s Dental Hygiene program. The funds helped CFCC students afford certification exams required for employment and will ultimately enable the students to start working in their field.

Regina McBarron, chairperson of CFCC’s Health Science programs, said that the Landfall Foundation grant helps students complete one of the final steps toward securing a job. “The generous support of the Landfall Foundation has been instrumental in our Health Science students’ success scheduling and passing their certification exams. Timing can sometimes be the key factor and the Foundation’s funding expedites that process.”

The mission of the Landfall Foundation is to provide funds to local nonprofit organizations for programs and projects that provide for the arts, education, and health and welfare in the greater Wilmington, North Carolina area.

For more information about CFCC’s Dental Hygiene program, please visit