Winners of 2nd Annual Vocational/Technical Essay Contest Announced

April 4th, 2012 by rjfranklin54

First Place ($150):
David Desnoyers
“A Day in the Life of a Boat Builder”

Second Place ($100):
Selina Adams
“A Day in the Life of a Surgical Technologist”

Third Place ($50):
Hali Hall
“A Day in the Life of a Sonographer”

The North Campus Cultural Committee congratulates David, Selina, and Hali for their exceptional work, and we are pleased that they will be recognized on Monday, April 16, at the Student Recognition Ceremony.

Portals Post Card

March 27th, 2012 by rjfranklin54

The 1st Annual Faculty Reading


Jeff Call, William Coppage, Anitra Louis, and Daniel Terry

@Bottega   6 p.m. Thursday  March 29


March 27th, 2012 by rjfranklin54

Portals 2012  CFCC’S Literary and Arts Magazine

Unveiling and Awards Ceremony

Please join us for a celebration of writers and artists
Thursday, April 5, 2012, 2:30 – 3:30
Tabitha’s Courtyard, Wilmington Campus
Awards Ceremony with Music and Refreshments

Music Provided by Students from the CFCC Orchestra Ensemble

The 2011-2012 Developmental English Writing Contest

January 24th, 2012 by rjfranklin54

Who?  This contest is open to all students enrolled in English 085 and/or English 095 in Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 semesters.

How?  Students will be required to read an assigned article and type a five paragraph essay that relates the article’s topic to one of the books read in English 085 or 095. Those books are In My Hands, The Things They Carried, The Education of Little Tree, The Color of Water, and The Glass Castle.

When? Entries will be taken from now until February 17, 2012.

Why?  Participating in extracurricular academic contests not only looks great on future applications and resumes, but you also have the chance to win a hefty award for your best work. 

First place- $300

Second place- $175

Third place- $150

All winners will also receive books for the next level of English.

Where? Get more information from Blythe Bennett in S203A or email

All developmental English teachers will also have information about the contest.

A Day in the Life of a…

January 13th, 2012 by rjfranklin54

Scholarship Opportunity for Vocational/Technical Students

Write an essay; win an award.

Write an essay in 800 words or less describing a day in the life of an individual in the field or discipline you are pursuing. You may write your essay from your own personal experience if you are already working in your field. If not, you can job shadow or interview someone in the discipline you are studying. Through the use of interesting and specific details, illustrate the average duties and work setting(s) of someone in your discipline and bring knowledge and appreciation to those interested in, as well as those not familiar with, your field of work. At the same time, your essay should discuss how this experience helped you better understand and/or connect to your desired field.

Please remember that you may take your essay to the Learning Lab for free English assistance. A tutor will be happy to look over your work and help you improve it.

Submission Due Date

February 17th, 2012
1st Place – $150
2nd Place – $100
3rd Place – $50


Submission guidelines

  • Each student may submit one essay.
  • Must be a Vocational/Technical student to be eligible to participate.
  • Previous winners are not eligible.

Essays should be submitted to
Katherine McEwen in NA 321
or via email to: