Duke Energy Supports CFCC Students
Duke Energy recently donated $15,000 to Cape Fear Community College for students enrolled in technical and vocational programs. Scholarships will be awarded based on financial need to students enrolled in Electronics Engineering Technology, Electrical/Electronics Technology, Industrial Systems Technology and Computer Engineering Technology.
John K. Elliott, Director of East Region Government and Community Relations for Duke Energy, presented the check to Dr. Ted D. Spring, President of Cape Fear Community College, and then spoke to a group of students at CFCC’s North Campus about their futures and opportunities at Duke Energy. “This grant represents an investment in this region and in the energy future of our state,” Elliott said. “These students are doing all the heavy lifting and putting all the long hours in, juggling family and school. We’re glad to help.”
“This kind of community support is invaluable to our students, said Dr. Spring. “The financial support scholarship recipients receive helps them concentrate on their programs of study, and worry less about how they will pay for classes. It’s also valuable for students to see companies like Duke Energy take a real interest in our community, and in making a quality education more affordable for students.”
New father and Electrical/Electronics Technology student Pat Buschle received a Progress Energy (now Duke Energy) scholarship in fall 2012. “The scholarship came at good a time – we had just had a baby and I was paying everything out of pocket,” said Buschle. “It really it helped us out a lot.”
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.
Cape Fear Community College Student Receives Scholarship from Hampstead Garden Club
CFCC Landscape Gardening student Christa Cook is the recipient of a $1000 scholarship from the Hampstead Garden Club.
Each year, the Hampstead Garden Club provides a scholarship for one student who has completed their first year of landscape gardening courses, obtained a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and has a need for financial assistance.
Christa Cook, winner of the 2013 scholarship, says the scholarship has eased her mind. “Because of the scholarship, I am less worried about finances and more focused on my education. I will forever be thankful to the Hampstead Garden Club for this scholarship and for their continued support of the landscape gardening program at CFCC.”
The Landscape Gardening program at CFCC emphasizes intensive, hands-on training in the field of horticulture to prepare students for careers. Course work includes plant propagation, greenhouse and nursery plant culture, plant identification, landscape planning, maintenance, and construction.
photo (L-R; Lois Berlin, Hampstead Garden Club; Christa Cook, scholarship recipient; Val Trofimoff, Hampstead Garden Club; Kenneth Wells, CFCC Landscape Gardening Instructor)
Riverfest Supports CFCC Student Scholarships
Riverfest recently donated $8,000 to fund student scholarships for Cape Fear Community College Marine Technology Students.
Since 1995, Riverfest has donated more than $149,000 to the CFCC Foundation. Funds have been used for scholarships, equipment, and special projects. In 2008, an endowed scholarship was established. So far, $44,000 of the donated funds has been designated for the Riverfest/Ava M. Hobbs Endowed Scholarship.
CFCC students Aaron Hoffler, Travis Smith, Kelly Bryant, Eric McMinis, and Brett Bolton have all received Riverfest Scholarships within the past year.
Marine Technology Lead Instructor Jason Rogers says that Riverfest’s support has been wonderful for his students. ”Our program requires extended hours that make it difficult for students to work. These scholarships help students stay fully engaged and focused on their coursework.”
Riverfest will be held October 4th, 5th & 6th on the Wilmington riverfront. Riverfest is a non-profit organization and is planned each year by a completely volunteer staff. Riverfest is seeking volunteers for this year’s event. For more information about opportunities to volunteer with Riverfest, call 910-452-6862 or visit www.wilmingtonriverfest.com.
Wilmington Kiwanis Club Provides CFCC Scholarships
The Wilmington Kiwanis Club recently donated $2,600 to the Cape Fear Community College Foundation to be used for student scholarships. Pictured (from left) are Randy Peebles, scholarship chairman; Dana McKoy, CFCC Foundation director of annual giving; Dr. Ted Spring, CFCC president; Ms. Stevey Cline, scholarship recipient and Steve Woodard, Kiwanis Club president (not pictured: Bliss Koenig, scholarship recipient).
The Wilmington Kiwanis Club Scholarship at CFCC is open to students in any program of study that meet a minimum grade point average requirement. Each year the scholarship is awarded to one first-year student and one second-year student. Kiwanis scholarships at Cape Fear Community College and UNC Wilmington are funded by proceeds from the Kiwanis Pancake Day in November.
The Wilmington Kiwanis Club was officially chartered in 1920 with 105 charter members. In 1964 the Wilmington Kiwanis Club began a scholarship program for worthy students at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and in 1997 at Cape Fear Community College. Over $175,000 of scholarship gifts have assisted deserving students.
CFCC and NewBridge Bank Partner on “Bridge to Bridge” Run, June 13th
The CFCC Foundation and Sea Devil Athletics are partnering with NewBridge Bank to bring the Wilmington community the 2nd Annual NewBridge Bank Bridge to Bridge 4.0 run / 1.0 walk. A 4-mile course will take participants from the Isabel Holmes Bridge to the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge through some of the most scenic areas of downtown Wilmington, NC. The race will take place Thursday, June 13th, at 6:30 pm. The finish line will consist of a celebration inside the Schwartz Center with food, beverages and community supporters. Funds raised will support student scholarships at CFCC. Click here to register.