LM Restaurants Provides CFCC with Scholarship for Hotel and Restaurant Management Program

LM Restaurants recently provided a gift of $8,800 to the Cape Fear Community College’s Hotel and Restaurant Management program. Fifty percent of the gift will be applied to tuition scholarships for students in the program and fifty percent will purchase program supplies.

Mindy Amerson, marketing coordinator for LM Restaurants, stated that she hopes “this contribution to Cape Fear Community College’s Hotel and Restaurant Management Program will help enrich lives of students by improving the school’s resources and relieving the stress of tuition of those in need.”

CFCC’s hotel and restaurant management program is one of the most popular programs at CFCC and trains employees for many local eateries in our area. While in the program, students get hands-on training is restaurant management at their own restaurant, “Our Place,” located in downtown Wilmington, which serves a wide variety of regional and international cuisine once a week during the fall and spring semesters.

LM Restaurants is the parent company of many award-winning restaurants including Eddie Romanelli’s in Wilmington and Leland, Bluewater Grill and Oceanic in Wrightsville Beach, and Henry’s in Wilmington. LM Restaurants also manages AQ Catering and Events located in Wilmington. Carolina Ale House is also a part of LM Restaurants, which just opened its new location on November 11, 2009 on South College Road in Wilmington.

CFCC is one of the oldest and largest in the North Carolina community college system. Approximately 27,000 students take classes at the college each year. Studies show that for every dollar spent education CFCC students, more than $2.36 is returned back to the local community. Additionally, CFCC helps boost the economy of New Hanover and Pender counties by generating an additional $435 million business sales and $192 million in labor income.

For more information about the College, Foundation, endowments, or scholarship opportunities, please contact the Cape Fear Community College Foundation at (910) 362-7331 or visit www.cfcc.edu/foundation.

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