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Grant will help buy state-of-the-art equipment

Wilmington, NC – In a continued effort to support Cape Fear Community College and its goal to meet the health care training needs of New Hanover County and surrounding areas, Cape Fear Memorial Foundation recently donated $50,000 to the Cape Fear Community College Foundation.

The money is earmarked for an equipment buy, which will significantly enhance the educational experience of CFCC radiography students by exposing them to a full range of equipment used in the field.

“We are very fortunate to have this grant.  This technology is state of the art for the field,” said Donna Collentine, Radiography Program Director.  “Radiography students will have access to direct digital radiography (DR), the newest method of image processing.  We will also be upgrading some of the monitors in the lab to larger screens for image display.”

The addition of this equipment to the current radiography lab will allow students to learn the technology which they will continue to use in their careers, and as a result, make CFCC graduates more marketable to potential employers.

Cape Fear Memorial Foundation is a private, non-operating foundation located in Wilmington, North Carolina. Its primary purpose is to serve the health and medical needs of the people of Southeastern North Carolina. It supports charitable not-for-profit organizations providing health and medical services and health education.

The Cape Fear Community College Foundation exists solely to support the students, instructors, programs and mission of the College. The Foundation secures and manages gifts and grants, including cash contributions, deferred gifts, securities, donated services, and equipment and supplies for educational purposes.  For more information about CFCC, The CFCC Foundation or scholarship opportunities please contact The Cape Fear Community College Foundation at 910.362.7207 or visit www.cfcc.edu/foundation.

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