CFCC to host 2nd Annual Service Learning Fair on Wednesday, January 15
CFCC to host 2nd Annual Service Learning Fair on Wednesday, January 15
For the first time in over 32 years, the research vessel Dan Moore left the Cape Fear Community College dock without any CFCC crew or students aboard. The 85-foot ship was sold by the college last month and the new owners took over the vessel this afternoon.
Used to provide offshore training for students in CFCC’s Marine Technology program for more than three decades, the R/V Dan Moore was retired after the college purchased a newer and larger ship, R/V Cape Hatteras, last February.
Built in 1968, the R/V Dan Moore was sold at a state-managed auction on Ebay on Dec 9. The winning bid was $45,600. Proceeds from the sale will be used by the college for future equipment needs.
The ship was purchased by Black Water Divers based in Charleston, SC. The company specializes in commercial salvage and treasure hunting.
A small group of CFCC Marine Technology crew and students were on hand to help the Black Water Divers crew get ready for departure and watched as the Dan Moore cruised out of sight down the Cape Fear River.
College officials said that they were pleased to see that the ship would have a career after CFCC and they look forward to reading about her future exploits.
Since 1982, the R/V Dan Moore has taken over 1,500 CFCC students on 419 training voyages for a total of 2,500 days at sea. While at CFCC, the ship traveled over 240,000 miles to ports as far north as Portland, Maine and as far south as the Bahamas. The last voyage of the ship for the college was especially historic as students helped lift two 300-year old cannons from the shipwreck of Blackbeard’s flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge.
Training voyages aboard the college’s current research vessel, the R/V Cape Hatteras, began last fall and will continue starting next month.
Cape Fear Community College will offer photography courses in Burgaw and Surf City during January. Classes will be taught by professional television and film photographer, Fred Norris. For information about the instructor, visit frednorrisphotography.net.
The Cape Fear Community College Board of Trustees has selected Bordeaux Construction as the general contractor for the construction of the Alston W. Burke Campus at Surf City. Construction is expected to start in Feb. 2014. As planned, the building is expected to be open to students in early to mid-2015.
CFCC President Dr. Ted D. Spring expressed his excitement about moving ahead with the construction phase of the project.
“Having a permanent home for the college in Surf City will allow Pender County residents access to college classes and job training opportunities in a more convenient location,” Dr. Spring said.
When completed, the building will be 8,000 square feet and will contain five classrooms, media center, lab and staff work area. Plans for the academic offerings to be held in the facility are also currently underway. The total project budget is set at $2.6 million.
The building was designed by LS3P architects and will be located on a 24-acre site located off of Hwy 210. The land was donated to the college by the late Alston W. Burke in 2008.
Calling all artists! You are invited to submit work in any media or style for the “I Have a Name” exhibit sponsored by the Not4$Sale Human Trafficking Awareness Initiative at CFCC. The exhibit will be displayed in the Wilma W. Daniels Gallery on CFCC’s Wilmington Campus from January 22 through February 7, 2014. A Fourth-Friday event will be held at the Wilma W. Daniels Gallery on January 24.
Performance artists are also encouraged to participate in the Fourth-Friday event on January 24.
For submission requirements and more information, please contact Kate Santhuff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 362-7594.
Each year, the Holiday Helpers program at Cape Fear Community College provides additional financial help to students that have their own families to support. Started in 2005 by volunteers with the CFCC Foundation Board of Directors, the program focuses on making sure that the children of students in financial need are remembered on Christmas morning.
She added that students have been incredibly thankful for the extra help and say that it will make tremendous difference to their family.
This year, private donors made a record number of donations, which has helped nearly 300 local children of CFCC students.
After a careful vetting process to ensure each student meets financial need requirements, students are awarded gift cards so they may purchase toys, gifts, food and clothing for their families during the holidays. In some cases, donors choose to accompany students on shopping trips.
An open house at Cape Fear Community College’s Burgaw Center on Wednesday, December 4, created an opportunity for collaboration between the college and the community.
Many administrators from the college, including CFCC President Dr. Ted Spring, attended the open house.
The goal of the event was two-fold according to Cindy Ramsey, Continuing Education Director for Pender County, who organized the open house.
“The venue created an opportunity for Pender County citizens to visit their community college campus, learn what courses are being offered, and to give input on courses they would like to see in the future,” Ramsey said.
“The open house also offered a specific opportunity for our colleagues from the downtown campus and North Campus to visit the Burgaw Center and mingle with Pender County citizens. For many, it was their first visit to Burgaw.”
The Burgaw Center is also home to Pender Early College High School. Both the college and the high school are experiencing growth, so space for classes is always a challenge. But the two administrations work closely together to serve all students.
“The partnership between Pender Early College High School and Cape Fear Community College is a win-win for everyone,” said Dr. Edith Skipper, principal of PECHS. “The blending of our institutions assists us in realizing our common goals – an educated citizenry and productive workforce.”
Pender Early College High School and administration from Pender County Schools were well represented at the Open House. The event created an excellent opportunity for parents to visit and gain information needed to assess whether or not the early college high school environment would be a good fit for their children.
Families interested in learning more about the opportunities provided by the blended environment at Pender Early College High School on the CFCC Burgaw Campus are encouraged to stop by the campus or call 910-362-7925.
Open House displays included information on courses offered in Burgaw but also at the downtown campus, like Boat Building and Occupational Therapy Assistant. Representatives from admissions and financial aid were also on hand to answer questions.
New courses at the Burgaw Center were highlighted, including a new series of introductory agricultural classes. These include Backyard Chickens, Organic Gardening, and Container Gardening.
The auto body program was well represented with displays and a simulator. New instructor Ed Hernandez was on hand to answer questions. This program exists in New Hanover and Pender counties. Plans for expansion in Pender County are in the early stages.
New health occupations courses have been added to the line-up at the Burgaw Center, and information on registration was available at the Open House. Registration for Nurse Aide programs will be held at the Burgaw Center on December 19.
Other new courses at the Burgaw Center include three levels of Cake Decorating taught by Julie Zingone, owner of Julie and Sons Cakes. A Digital Photography class for serious photographers will be taught by Fred Norris, professional photographer for the television and movie industries.
An increased number of courses are also being offered in Surf City beginning in January. For a complete listing of all upcoming classes, visit http://cfcc.edu/ce/.
For more information on courses and how to register, please call 910-259-4966 or 910-362-7900.
Cheerleading tryouts will be held at CFCC’s Schwartz Center on January 6 from 8 until 10 p.m.
To be considered, you must be a full-time CFCC student (enrolled in 12 or more credit hours), maintain over a 2.0 GPA, be able to attend practice 2 to 3 times a week, and demonstrate stunting ability. Tumbling is not a requirement but is highly desirable.
Come out and join a fun, energetic, and hardworking squad who preforms at all Men’s and Women’s Home Basketball games and will participate in a National competition in the spring!
Questions? Contact Coach Stefanie Adams at email@example.com.
Check out the hundreds of new courses available through the Continuing Education Department at Cape Fear Community College! From classes to help you bost your currrent job skills to courses to take just for personal interest, CFCC has something for everyone. These classes start in January, so browse the course schedule and see how CFCC can help you enrich your career and your life!
Looking for some fun things to do this weekend?
Check out all the things happening right here at CFCC!
Friday, Dec. 6
Wilmington Early College Program of poetry, prose and dramatic works
6:30 p.m. in BB&T auditorium – McKeithan Center at North Campus
$5 includes light meal – RSVP and pay in advance.
CFCC Jazz and Guitar Concert
7 p.m. at Unity Church (717 Orchard Ave.)
Pulitzer Prize Winning Play by CFCC Drama students:
Proof by David Auburn
8 p.m. in Union Station auditorium (U-170)
FREE with donation of non-perishable food item
Sat, Dec 7
Women’s Basketball Team vs. Tidewater CC
2 p.m. at Schwartz Center
FREE WITH CFCC ID
Sun., Dec. 8
Women’s Basketball vs. Guilford Tech
1 p.m. at Schwartz Center
FREE WITH CFCC ID
Student Play: ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’
3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Union Station Auditorium (U-170)
$5 for general public, $4 with CFCC ID, $1 for children under 10
Bring a non-perishable food item and get $1 off admission
(Benefit for Mother hubbard’s Cupboard and the National Brain Tumor Society)