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By Conway Dryden, CFCC Foundation Intern

CFCC Foundation Board Chair William Anlyan, Jr. and Vice Chair Sara Strassle are pleased to welcome seven new directors to serve on the Board of Directors. The board consists of 25 dedicated community volunteers who assist in the governance of the Foundation and serve at least one three-year term as community ambassadors for the College.

Joining the board this fall are:

Mark Alper currently serves on the boards of Elderhaus, the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center, and the Child Advocacy Commission. He is the owner of Southern Metals Recycling and has established a scholarship for CFCC nursing students. “I was led to join the board because I saw all the great things they were doing for the people in our community. It is a pleasure to be on the board,” says Alper.   

Jan Rowe Capps currently resides in Wrightsville Beach after relocating from Greensboro. She serves on the Lineberger Cancer Center Board, the UNC Board of Visitors, the Public Health Foundation of New Hanover County, Brigade Boys and Girls Club, and Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Coalition of NC. Prior to moving to Wilmington, she was the president of the Moses Cone Wesley Long Community Health Foundation in Greensboro and was employed with Syngenta Corporation as VP for Human Resources in North America. Capps’ family have been long-time supporters of the CFCC Foundation and Capps’ relates, “Our message is to encourage local citizens to contribute to the foundation so others can attend school with the goal of improving their lives and therefore the life of our community.”

Vicki Dull currently serves on the advisory board of the Junior League of Wilmington, the Parents association of Cape Fear Academy and is an avid church leader. She is the owner of Quick Silver Business Solutions and serves as the Executive Director of the Harrelson Center in Wilmington. She has established the McKinley Building Endowed Scholarship for students in construction management at CFCC in honor of her husband’s dedication to the construction industry. “I am proud of Cape Fear Community College.  I find the growth they have experienced in the past decade nothing short of amazing,” Dull states.

Carol Montgomery currently serves on the board of the Wilmington Ballet Company and is a member of the Vestry at the Church of the Servant. She also volunteers at the NC Aquarium and the Bureau of Land Management. Montgomery has previously been employed with Fayetteville State and Methodist Universities, as well as Richmond and Sandhills Community Colleges prior to retiring in Kure Beach. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of California. She and her husband, Mac, have long been supporters of the foundation and its activities. “Cape Fear Community College and its students really set the tone of expectations of achievement- which are high and ever growing.”

Sara Reamer is a Wilmington local and attended UNC Chapel Hill as a Morehead Scholar. She is currently involved with Guardian ad Litem and Wilmington Health Access for Teens. She is an attorney with Hodges and Coxe, P.C. “As a Wilmington native, I have witnessed the extraordinary growth of Cape Fear Community College over the last 20 years and its ongoing benefit to our community. Serving on the foundation board gives me the unique opportunity to identify and reward CFCC students who are struggling to balance the demands of family, school and work in order to make their lives a little easier. I am honored to be a part of the growing CFCC family and look forward to its continued expansion and success.”

Stephen J. Tyde’s board experiences include the Ronald McDonald House in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Okmulgee (Oklahoma) Memorial Hospital and various civic and private boards. Tyde is the president and owner of P&MW Holding Company, an industrial real estate firm, and is currently a director and committee chair for ADDVantage Technologies. Tyde received a B.S. from The Ohio State University, and a M.B.A from George Washington University. He also performed graduate work in engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. “I am honored to be part of Cape Fear Community College, and I look forward to working on the CFCC Foundation Board,” comments Tyde.

Mike Wilkinson, Executive VP and Chief Information Officer and Head of Technology, Innovation and Performance at PPD serves on the board of the CIO Forum, the Wilmington Junior Golf Academy and the NC Battleship Commission. He is also involved in the Navy Seal Association. Prior to his work with PPD he was the Global Head of Internal Medicine for Quintiles in Raleigh. He has been very supportive of CFCC projects and partnerships with PPD. Two of his four children attended CFCC. Wilkinson states, “I hope to use my experience to help create new opportunities for the students, the college and the community, provide creativity and a fresh approach to connecting with local businesses, and a passion for higher education and all the benefits it brings to both the individual and the community.”

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The Cape Fear Community College Foundation works to sustain and support students, faculty, and the overall mission of the College. The Foundation secures and manages gifts, including cash contributions, deferred gifts, securities, donated services, and equipment and supplies for educational purposes. For more information regarding Cape Fear Community College scholarships, please contact Kay Warren at 910.362.7207.

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