A Culture Created

So if you follow us you know that we started a P.U.S.H study competition last November to motivate the students the stay locked in even though Hurricane Florence made it really difficult to complete the year successfully.  The students competed for prizes but I honestly believe we’ve created a culture of Academic focus that is living well beyond the study campaign and prizes.  These students work every day because they see their friends work everyday and they have seen the results of working hard on our Wall every time they get a chance.  I am so proud of how hard our students have worked this year! Greater things are coming.


Our New Wall of Promise Inductees



How students feel?

Nixon Leaders Center at the MMSI Conference

Students had a chance to hear form the countries most prolific speakers at this year’s Minority Male Success Initiative Conference. Students had an awesome time honing their academic and professional knowledge.



Robert R. Taylor Week

Robert Taylor tour

In an effort to expose students to ASTEM (Architecture, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers, in 2017 we dedicated an entire week where students were able to learn about these fields and how historically they are connected to the minorities in the Port City.  Robert R. Taylor was the first black to graduate from MIT and also the first academically trained black architect in America.  Mr. Taylor was also a native of Wilmington North Carolina.

During Robert R. Taylor Week students and community participants engaged in:




¨           February 12th Taylor Museum Monday U-152   10AM – 5PM (all week)

Participants were to able to see Robert Taylor exhibits and photos

¨          February 13th North Campus Tour NB 132   4:30PM – 5:30PM

Participants were able to board a ship and learn about careers in Chemical and Marine Technology


¨          February 14th Main Campus Tour N building lobby 10AM to 1PM

Participants were able to learn about careers in Mechanical Engineering and more…




A Different Approach

This year we have explored a lot of different approaches to student academic readiness and have had opportunities to formulate new partnerships.

One such partnership was with Longwave Yoga.  Through Longwave Yoga’s connection with us, students were able to get a deeper look at ways of relaxing and how it effects studying and memory. We look forward to working with them in the future.

The Nixon Leaders touch down at NC State University

Visit to the University of North Carolina Pembroke Game


Students had a great time at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke this Wednesday. Students enjoyed a college visit and UNCP Basketball hoops as the Brave hawks got an overtime win after a buzzer beater finish.  So far we have one that seems to be committed to getting there once he saw the campus.








Graduates, Graduates, Graduates!!!!

3M Celebrated another milestone Friday! We graduated 3 students and are transferring 4. Not only was that an inspiration but also one of our 3m guys actually walked the stage right behind his dad and sister! Unbelievable! We look forward to next year and extending our 3M footprint in the world through producing more graduates!

Jameson Baxter (Graduate/Transfer) NC A&T
Tyrone Bean (Transfer) Fayetteville State University
Chris Sims (Graduate)
Fredreck Yakubu (Transfer) NC A&T
Richard Yakubu  (Graduate/Transfer) UNCC




CFCC makes Charlotte Hornets JumboTron on 3M College Visit & Career Fair

The Time Warner Cable Arena hosted a career expo, where 3M members met with recruiters from various companies including marketing firms, The ACC, and other professional sports teams.  Students had the opportunity to compete for internships and seasonal positions in various fields.

After the career expo 3M members visited UNCC briefly to grab a bite to eat, then they headed back to the arena to watch their home team Charlotte Hornets play and win a basketball game.  During the game Cape Fear was featured on the JumboTron as a special guest at the game.