Dual Enrollment Nurse Aide Registration

Nurse Aide Class

Are you a high school student who wants to get a head start on your career in healthcare? Sign up for the Career & College Promise CFCC Nurse Aide program!

Registration and orientation will be held June 27th from 1-3 p.m. in the L building, room L-305. Campus map: https://cfcc.edu/maps-directions/wilmington-campus-map/

The following documents are required for registration:

1) Copy of the student’s current High School Transcript
2) Valid photo ID such as a Driver’s License or Passport
3) Social Security Card

For further information please email cmcliverty@cfcc.edu or visit cfcc.edu/na.

CFCC Electrical Lineworker Program Celebrates One Year

electrical lineworker program nc

A year since its launch, the Cape Fear Community College Electrical Lineworker Training program graduated its fourth class this Tuesday. Thirty-three students graduated, bringing the total number of graduates to 113.

Following the ceremony, the graduates participated in interviews with employers. Present were MasTec Utility Services, Duke Energy, Pike Electric, Utility Lines Construction Services, Volt Power, LLC, Primoris Services Corporation, Lee Electrical Construction, and River City.

John Downing, CFCC Dean of Continuing Education, recognized outstanding employer partnerships during the ceremony. The first recognized was MasTec Utility Services. MasTec has hired over 50 percent of the graduates of the Electrical Lineworker training program. “MasTec has been generous in helping us expand our underground training program by providing an excavator which the students practiced on and other materials that enabled the students to learn how to work with underground cables,” said Downing.

Other employers recognized were River City Electric, who donated the school’s first bucket truck and Duke Energy, who was instrumental in the launch of this program with the Duke Energy Apprenticeship Grant. The grant provided $200,000 to start the program and has supplied students a $250 boot allowance and a $185 tuition reimbursement.

“The demand for employees in this industry was created by two factors. First, a need to modify the grid and second, the number of aging lineman that are retiring out of the existing workforce. This created the perfect situation that is the demand for electrical lineworkers in this industry,” said Downing. “The true test of any training program is if the employers will hire your graduates. We have graduated 113 students and so far every student has had at least one job offer for employment. This program attracts students from all over North Carolina, the United States, and veterans from several military bases. This program’s success is based entirely on our cooperation with employers like MasTec, Duke Energy, Pike Electric, VOLT Power, River City Electric, Four County Electric Membership Corporation, among others.”

The 10-week Electrical Lineworker Training program prepares students for a career as an electrical lineman. The program teaches students to set and climb poles; install cross arms, hardware, lines, and transformers; use tools and equipment of the trade through field experience; overhead and underground construction practices; electric theory and practice; and commercial driving.

To learn more about the Electrical Lineworker Training program, visit cfcc.edu/workforce/lineman.

CFCC Designated 2019 Military Spouse Friendly® School

Military Spouse Friendly School

In addition to its existing 2019-20 Top Ten Military Friendly® School designation, Cape Fear Community College has earned the 2019-20 Military Spouse Friendly® School designation by VIQTORY, a service-disabled, veteran-owned business, that recognizes higher education institutions that provide the best opportunities for veterans and their families with the Military Friendly® Schools list.

Each year, VIQTORY recognizes higher education institutions that recruit spouses of active duty service members and promote student retention, career development policies, and programs that acknowledge and support the challenges of military life.

VIQTORY awarded CFCC the designation based on an evaluation of the school’s admissions, retention, career counseling, and mentoring programs, and the processes in place for addressing the challenges of military spouses and families through flexible academic opportunities and degree continuation to accommodate deployments and relocations.

“We are honored to achieve this designation and will continue to uphold the standard for our veterans and their families,” said CFCC Director of Veterans Affairs Ray Charfauros. “We take pride in the success of not only veterans but their families, too. We are thankful for the spouses who provide the support and strength our veterans need to look past the adversity before them and accomplish their mission.”

Just this year, Cape Fear Community College launched a 100% Online Military Associate’s Degree program designed specifically for military spouses, military service members, and veterans.

To learn more about veteran resources at CFCC, visit http://cfcc.edu/veterans/. To learn more about the 100% Online Military Associate’s Degree program, visit http://cfcc.edu/online-associates-military/.


Community Raises over $291,000 to Benefit Cape Fear Community College Students

Gift of Education

CFCC Dental Hygiene Student, Kristen Wilkerson (right), receives a scholarship check from Jim Morton, CFCC president, and Betty Lanier, Gift of Education event chairperson. 

The Cape Fear Community College Foundation held its 14th annual Gift of Education event on May 16, 2019, and raised over $291,000 to help deserving students achieve their educational goals.

“The event was a tremendous success,” said Foundation Executive Director, Veronica Godwin. “It’s amazing how many community members came out to support our students and invest in their educations. These gifts are truly life-changing.”

More than 430 guests attended the breakfast and lunch events. They heard the stories of three Cape Fear Community College students who have directly benefited from the generosity of donor-sponsored scholarship — dental hygiene student Kristen Wilkerson, college transfer student James Jones, and recent CFCC graduate and Women’s Sea Devil Basketball National Semifinalist Tracey Kemp. Wilkerson and Jones were surprised at the event with scholarships to help them in their final year at Cape Fear Community College.

The Gift of Education is held annually and serves as the Cape Fear Community College Foundation’s largest fundraising event. Proceeds from the event are used for student scholarships and program support.

“The Gift of Education gives our community the unique opportunity to see the difference scholarships can make,” said CFCC President Mr. Jim Morton. “It’s so touching to hear the stories of these students whose lives have been forever impacted by the kindness and generosity of our donors. Cape Fear Community College has tremendous support from our community.”

Contributions to the Gift of Education can still be made online at cfcc.edu/foundation, by calling 910-362-7207, by mail to 411 N. Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401, or in person at the Cape Fear Community College Union Station building in downtown Wilmington. Individuals interested in creating an annual or endowed scholarship are encouraged to contact the CFCC Foundation at 910-362-7207.


FAFSA Nights
Need assistance with your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2019-20 academic year? The CFCC Financial Aid Office is here to help!
Note: Assistance for Spanish-speaking students will be offered at both events.
There are two FAFSA Nights scheduled in July:
Monday, July 22, 2019 
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Wilmington Campus
Union Station – Room #212
Parking is available at the CFCC Nutt Street Parking Deck 
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
North Campus
McKeithan Center – Room #304
Parking is available on either side of the McKeithan Center building
What you’ll need to bring:
  • (If obtained) FSA username and password
  • 2017 tax information
  • If under 24-years-old, bring a parent or guardian with you

CFCC to Offer UNC TEACCH Autism Program this Summer

t-step program

Cape Fear Community College is pleased to announce its recent partnership with The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to offer the TEACCH® Autism Program (T-STEP) this summer.

The T-STEP is a free intervention developed to support transition to employment and post-secondary education for 16-21-year-olds with Autism Spectrum Disorder who will or have received a standard course of study high school diploma. The program covers seven transition skills modules grouped into four intervention areas: goals-setting skills, executive function skills, emotion regulation skills, and social skills for college and work.

The summer session starts June 17.

For more information about the program, visit https://teacch.com/cllc/t-step-teacch-school-transition-to-employment-and-postsecondary-education/ or contact Eva Scardina-Keele, Business Service Coordinator at 910-843-9505 or TSEPinfo@med.unc.edu.

CFCC Student Art Show Winners Selected and Artwork Chosen for NCCCS Office

The Cape Fear Community College Student Art Show exhibition held from April 1 through May 3 at the Wilma W. Daniels Gallery featured over 70 student artists and more than 150 pieces of artwork. The exhibit included paintings, drawings, printmaking, photography, ceramics, metals, and jewelry. Winners and honorable mentions were selected from each category.

Two pieces (shown below) were chosen for the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) office’s permanent collection.

“We are very proud of our student artists who have worked extremely hard this semester to achieve their creative goals and to meet the demands of their instructors,” said CFCC Dean of Arts and Humanities Brandon Guthrie. “As evidenced by this impressive exhibit of student work, our Associate in Fine Arts students have gleaned the skills and knowledge necessary to excel at the university level and as artists in the community.”

She Said...after hurricane Florence

“She Said…after hurricane Florence” by CFCC student, Gabrielle Ackley.

Watercolor and pen ink drawing

A Watercolor/pen & ink drawing by Jack Estep and Kasey Lewis.



1st  – “Alister in Wonderland” –  Kasey Lewis
2nd – “Male Portrait” –  Abbey Hunt
3rd – ‘Sargent Master Copy” –  Ryan McGinnis
Honorable – ‘Master Copy of Meadow’ –  Jessie Robertson

1st – “The Ponderer” – Sophie Gajewski
2nd – “California Landscapes” – Anna Lawrence
3rd –  “Luminance” –  Lydia King
Honorable – “Untitled” – Keagan McCall

1st – “Portrait of Rylee” –  Kristen Simmons
2nd – “Hive Print” –  Anna Lawrence
3rd – “Hands” – Maxwell Reinbachs
Honorable – “Resurgence” –  Kristen Simmons

1st – “Untangling” – Jordan Mount
2nd – “Winter Us” –  LouAnn Liverman
3rd – “Hurricane” – Kristian Cannady
Honorable – “Pause” – Denisi Walker

1st –  “Minimal Two” (really the whale set-4)  – Lucia Martin
2nd – “4 Eyed Face” – Arrow Ross
3rd – “Sacred Vessels” – Michelle Muns
Honorable – “Moche Stirrip Frog Pot” – Jessie Robertson

1st –   “Heavens & Earth” –  Beth Ann Shipley
2nd – “Blue Bird” –  Lisa Cheramie
3rd – “To Crush of Gravity” – James Evans
Honorable – “Black Skimmer Pendant” – Jill Peleuces

1st – “Nested Thoughts” – Emma Wilson
2nd – “The Mechanism” – Jasmine Paz-Martinez
3rd – “Redward” – Devon Woodrum
Honorable – “Study in Stone” – James Evans
Honorable – “Stone Heart”  –  Abbey Hunt

1st – “Junkyard Joy” –  Jack Estep
2nd – “Ribbon Dance” –   Rachel Cox
3rd – “Friend or Faux” –   Hayden Hill
Honorable – “Flaming Houses” –   Lydia King
Honorable – “Achromatic Orchid” – Lisa Cheramie

1st – “Dream Algorithm” –  Peyton Smith
2nd – “Important” –   Rachel Cox
3rd – “Photosynthesis” –  Emily Tootoo
Honorable – “Passenger” –  Audrey Jarrett

“Where the Wild Things Go” – Jack Estep

"Where the Wild Things Are"

“Where the Wild Things Are” Ink and watercolor on paper by Jack Estep


Gabriele Ackley
Harry Antoniades
Megan Ashworth
Kristina Ayala
Kelli Bagwell
Mckalynn Barker
Amanda Barnette
Samantha Blackburn
Kristian Cannady
Sabrina Caraballo
Robert Carl
Lisa Cheramie
Jacob Clayton
Akira Collins
Rachel Cox
Christopher Diaz
Jane Durden
Hannah Edwards
Jack Estep
James Evans
Sophie Gajewski
Cole Gibson
Alissa Gordon
Devon Hamerski
Joshua Harrell
Amanda Heitchue
Hayden Hill
Willward Hughes
Abbey Hunt
Audrey Jarrett
Lydia King
Sidney Klein
Amanda Kortan
Elena Lau
Anna Lawrence
Kathryn Lewis
LouAnne Liverman
Lucia Martin
Matthias Christopher Mattingly
Keagan McCall
Ryan McGinness
Justin Mebane
Michaela Messenger
Karen Moody
Jordan Mount
Michelle Muns
Summer Nicholson
Matthew Noel
Jasmine Paz-Martinez
Jill Peleuses
Anna Pennington
Jimmy Perla
Christopher Price
Maxwell Reinbachs
Deandre Robbins
Jessie Robertson
Karla Rosa
Arrow Ross
Joseph Sharp
Beth Ann Shibley
Amber Shoulders
Kristen Simmons
Samantha Slezak
Peyton Smith
Caroline Stuart
Emily Tootoo
Gabrielle Valentino
Eric Vanleuven
Denisi Walker
Christina Whaley
Emma Wilson
Tate Wood
Devon Woodrum
Peyton Zino

To learn more about humanities and fine arts at Cape Fear Community College, visit http://cfcc.edu/hfa/.


FAFSA Nights
Need assistance with your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2019-20 academic year? The CFCC Financial Aid Office is here to help!
Note: Assistance for Spanish-speaking students will be offered at both events. 
There are two FAFSA Nights scheduled later this month:
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Wilmington Campus
Union Station – Sea Devil Enrollment Center Room #154
Parking is available at the CFCC Nutt Street Parking Deck 
Thursday, May 30, 2019
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
North Campus
McKeithan Center – Room #303
What you’ll need to bring:
  • (If obtained) FSA username and password
  • 2017 tax information
  • If under 24-years-old, bring a parent or guardian with you

78-Year-Old Woman Graduates CFCC Early Childhood Education Program

Louise Boney

“It is never too late, at any age, to complete your education or improve yourself through education,” said Louise Boney, 78. This is the inspiration Louise hopes to give her 11 grandchildren as she receives her Associate in Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Cape Fear Community College this spring.

After high school, Louise never had the opportunity to pursue her dream of being a teacher. A short time spent in retirement following her time as an activity director at a nursing home, she decided retirement was not for her and took a part-time job at Wilmington Christian Academy.

At 78, Louise has completed her associate’s degree and through her hard work and perseverance — a destructive hurricane, losing her home, and relocating three times — has maintained a 4.0 GPA.

Through her journey, she wants her grandchildren to know “education provides opportunities and keeps all avenues open for your future. I want them to know the importance of education and to inspire them to be leaders and never stop striving for improvement. I hope watching me walk across the stage will show them that anything is possible through motivation and hard work.”

After graduation, Louise will continue doing what she loves — teaching three-year-olds at Wilmington Christian Academy, now equipped with a new education, skill set, resources, and experiences from which to draw.

“It is so rewarding to help young children get an early start on their education and it makes my day to get a hug and hear, “Miss Louise, I love you.”

CFCC Grad Embarks on a Career at Sea

Paige McCaleb

“I loved living by the water, so I decided to go back to school for training that would get me there,” said Paige McCaleb, soon-to-be graduate of the Marine Technology program at Cape Fear Community College.

Prior to this realization, Paige worked as an esthetician, waitress, and bartender. After ten years living in Savannah, Georgia she knew she had a heart for the sea. She then stumbled across the marine technology program at CFCC. “I knew from our very first cruise off-shore that I had found the perfect fit for me,” said McCaleb.

Paige will graduate with an Associate in Applied Science in Marine Technology this May and two days later, move to Lafayette, Louisiana to begin her career at sea as an offshore surveyor with Furgo, a global Geo-data company. As an offshore surveyor, Paige will help deploy autonomous underwater vehicles, otherwise known as AUVs, to map the ocean floor and use the data to find suitable locations for wind farms and oil rigs.

Paige acclaims the marine technology program, its students and alumni for their unyielding support, “employers know about this program,” said Paige. “Students get awesome positions and are trusted to do big jobs because of the reputation of this program.”

Dreaming of a career on the water? Request more information today about the marine technology program.