Trinity Children Foundation donates more than $8400 for CFCC student scholarships
The Trinity Children Foundation recently presented a check for more than $8400 to Cape Fear Community College to continue funding the Trinity Children Foundation’s Donna Morse Scholarship.
The scholarship is open to any Cape Fear Community College student who has suffered abuse and has been helped by any of the agencies supported by the Trinity Children Foundation.
The funds for the scholarship were raised through the Trinity Children 3rdAnnual Golf Invitational event held at River Landing Resort in Wallace, NC in August, 2012.
The vision of the Trinity Children Foundation is to provide abused and at-risk children with “the opportunity to enjoy life to the fullest.” Funds raised by the foundation have provided scholarships for children who have been supported by The Carousel Center of Wilmington, The Boys & Girls Homes of Lake Waccamaw and Southmountain Children & Family Services of Nebo, NC.
Trinity Children Foundation Founder Doris Eakes, who recently passed away, dreamed of helping abused and neglected children all over the world, and worked diligently to raise funds and awareness in the Wilmington area and surrounding region. Cathy Crawley, Vice President of Trinity Children Foundation, said of this donation, “We are going to try and continue the work that Doris started.”
Dr. Ted D. Spring, President of Cape Fear Community College, said that Eakes’ legacy will make a positive future possible for scholarship recipients. “Ms. Eakes’ dedication to students who have overcome terrible adversity will live on as they achieve brighter futures through education. It’s truly wonderful that her work can endure in this unique way.”
The Trinity Children Foundation was formed by Eakes in 2005 to support children by “addressing the needs for food, clothing, shelter and health care while providing for emotional stability for orphans, underprivileged and at-risk children.” In addition to the golf invitational, Trinity Children Foundation sponsors an annual motorcycle charity ride.
NewBridge Bank and Cape Fear Community College team up for 2nd Annual Bridge to Bridge Run on June 13
The Cape Fear Community College Foundation and the Sea Devil Athletic Department are partnering with NewBridge Bank to host the 2nd Annual NewBridge Bank Bridge to Bridge 4.0 run/1.0 walk, on Thursday, June 13 at 6:30 pm at CFCC’s Schwartz Center.
The 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. Proceeds from race registrations will benefit scholarships.
“NewBridge Bank is a tremendous supporter of Cape Fear Community College,” said Dana McKoy, CFCC’s Director of Annual Giving, “We’re thrilled to partner with them again this year for this event and are excited about this unique way to raise funds for student scholarships.”
“NewBridge Bank is pleased to sponsor this race for the second year,” said Mark Johnson, Commercial Banker for NewBridge Bank. “This event allows our employees and Wilmington residents the opportunity to support local education and economic growth in a fun and rewarding way. Additionally, the NewBridge Bank Bridge to Bridge run helps to promote cardiovascular exercise and health, which is a focus of our bank’s philanthropic and community efforts.”
A finish line celebration with food, beverages and community supporters will be held at CFCC’s Schwartz Center.
Those interested in participating may sign up at its-go-time.com or follow this link: http://its-go-time.com/event-registration?regevent_action=register&event_id=68.
NewBridge Bank is a full-service, state-chartered community bank headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina and is one of the largest community banks in the state. NewBridge Bank serves small to midsize businesses, professionals and consumers with a comprehensive array of financial services, including retail and commercial banking, private banking, wealth management, and mortgage banking. NewBridge Bank has assets of approximately $1.7 billion with 39 locations throughout North Carolina. The stock of NewBridge Bancorp, the Bank’s parent company, trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “NBBC.”
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.