On November 9, The Grainger Foundation made a $5,000 donation to the Cape Fear Community College Foundation Inc. during a presentation at the collegeâ€™s Wilmington Campus. The donation was made to support the collegeâ€™s mission toÂ provide an open door, multi-campus, comprehensive community college that strengthens the academic, economic, social, and cultural life of the citizens of New Hanover and Pender counties.
â€œThis donation will provide five $1,000 scholarships for students in the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology program,â€ said Tom McMillon, lead instructor ofÂ CFCC’sÂ air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration technology program.
“This is a great opportunity for our students. They are well-deserving of this scholarship and it will help them attain their educational goals,” McMillon said.
Recipients of the scholarships for the 2010-11 academic year are: Richard Rozanski, Vincent Burgess, Mark Jones, Nay-Twaun Johnson, and Rodney Burns.
The donation was recommended by Keith Lobbestael, Branch Manager of W.W. Grainger, Inc.â€™s Wilmington location. Grainger has been serving the Wilmington business community for overÂ 20 years as the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair, and operating products.
â€œGrainger has a strong commitment to technical education,â€ said Lobbestael.
â€œWe are proud to support Cape Fear Community College and its goal to build a skilled local workforce in our local community.â€
The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation based in Lake Forest, Illinois, was established in 1949 by William W. Grainger, founder of W.W. Grainger, Inc.
For more information about the College, Foundation, endowments, or scholarship opportunities, please contact the Cape Fear Community College Foundation at (910) 362-7331.
For more information about Grainger, contact Michael Cooney, Regional Communications Manager, at (773) 572-8450.