CFCC ceremony to honor achievements in and out of the classroom

Dozens of Cape Fear Community College students will be honored at the CFCC Student Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the Schwartz Center.

This annual event celebrates the achievements of students in a variety of different academic programs. Each student winner was selected by a faculty member and will be individually recognized for not just academic excellence, but displaying outstanding performance outside the classroom.

According to Joy Shortell, who is coordinating the event, This is in every way an event designed to acknowledge our students who have gone above and beyond at CFCC.

One student award winner will include Rebecca Morgan, who will be recognized as one of only 20 students in the country and the only North Carolina college student who received the 2011 Guistwhite Scholarship earlier this month from Phi Theta Kappa, the most prestigious and well-known international honor society for two-year colleges. The award includes a medallion and a $5,000 scholarship for baccalaureate studies.

The ceremony will be preceded by the musical performance by the CFCC wind ensemble and followed by a reception catered by CFCC culinary students.

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