Local High School Students Participate in Cape Fear Community College’s Chem-Techathon

Cape Fear Community College’s 2015-2016 Chem-Techathon competition concluded on April 27, and Hoggard High School’s team took home the first place prize for their project, “Parabens in Fast Food.” Chem-Techathon is a team-based competition that engages high school students in New Hanover and Pender counties in a series of laboratory based hands-on activities, instrumentation training, and a small-scale, semester-long, research project. Hoggard students earned a grand prize of $2,500 for their efforts. Ashley High School earned second place recognition for the project, “Benzene in Gasoline,” and a team consisting of homeschooled students earned third place for their project, “Minerals in Various Brands of Water.”

CFCC’s Chem-Techathon is made possible thanks to a $150,000 Student Science Enrichment Program grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. Tracy Holbrook, Chemical Technology Program Director at CFCC, applied for the grant to support a three year project entitled CT-RISE: Chem-Techathon: Renewing Interest in Science Education.

CFCC’s Chemical Technology curriculum prepares individuals for work as analytical technicians in chemical laboratories associated with chemical production, environmental concerns, pharmaceuticals, and general analysis. For more information about the program, visit http://cfcc.edu/engineering/chemical-technology/.

Final Registration Locations and Times – Summer 2016

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Registration Locations and Times Summer 2016 

Cape Fear Community College Dental Hygiene Students Provide Dental Screenings to Local Children

Cape Fear Community College Dental Hygiene students recently partnered with Wilmington Rotary volunteers, and local dentist, Dr. Gabriel Rich, to perform dental screenings for children ages 3 to 14 at the Community Boys and Girls Club. The project, made possible by a grant from the Wilmington Rotary, enabled the students to screen 173 children and to provide them with dental health education. Of those screened, 102 children presented questionable areas or obvious decay, pain, or infection. Follow-up screening reports were given to the children’s parents, guardians, and caregivers informing them of their child’s oral status, as well as information on resources for seeking dental treatment.

As part of CFCC’s dental hygiene screening project, a Dental Health Resource Center is being installed in the Community Boys and Girls Club library. The CFCC Dental Hygiene Class of 2016 also established a GoFundMe account which raised $1,365. The funds will be used to provide dental treatment to children who presented dental concerns during the screenings and do not have Medicaid or other insurance resources.

To learn more about CFCC’s Dental Hygiene program, please visit http://cfcc.edu/dh/.

Cape Fear Community College Received Grant from the Landfall Foundation to Assist Students with Certification Exam Costs

Cape Fear Community College received a $3,000 grant from The Landfall Foundation to assist students finishing CFCC’s Dental Hygiene program. The funds helped CFCC students afford certification exams required for employment and will ultimately enable the students to start working in their field.

Regina McBarron, chairperson of CFCC’s Health Science programs, said that the Landfall Foundation grant helps students complete one of the final steps toward securing a job. “The generous support of the Landfall Foundation has been instrumental in our Health Science students’ success scheduling and passing their certification exams. Timing can sometimes be the key factor and the Foundation’s funding expedites that process.”

The mission of the Landfall Foundation is to provide funds to local nonprofit organizations for programs and projects that provide for the arts, education, and health and welfare in the greater Wilmington, North Carolina area.

For more information about CFCC’s Dental Hygiene program, please visit http://cfcc.edu/dh/.

Cape Fear Community College Students to Showcase Electric Bikes, April 21

Cape Fear Community College Mechanical Engineering Technology students will display custom built electric bicycles they designed and constructed on April 21 from noon – 2 p.m. in the McKeithan Center on CFCC’s North Campus in Castle Hayne (4500 Blue Clay Road). The students studied bicycle science, physics, and electric bicycle technology and used their skills to create a paper design for an Ebike during their first semester in the program. The four best designs were chosen, and this semester, the students had the opportunity to build and test the Ebikes.

“The design and build of the electric bicycles requires the students to apply what they have learned in all of their classes to a real, physical project. Successful completion requires teamwork, hands-on construction, and time management to meet the deadline. These skills are important to their future employment,” said Daniel Hendrickson, CFCC’s Mechanical Engineering Technology Program Director.

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program at CFCC prepares students for employment as mechanical technicians. Graduates of the program are qualified to work in many types of manufacturing, fabrication, research and development, and service industries. For more information about CFCC’s Mechanical Engineering Technology program, visit http://cfcc.edu/engineering/met/.

Cape Fear Community College Students Recognized During N.C. Community College Excellence in Education Month

Governor Pat McCrory proclaimed April “North Carolina Community College Excellence in Education Month.” Students from all 58 community colleges received awards for academic excellence and exemplary leadership. Megan Lambert, a CFCC Student Ambassador and President of CFCC’s Alpha Chi Sigma Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Society, was the award recipient from CFCC.

“Students seek out our community colleges because the education and skills they acquire lead to opportunity – for a career, for further education and ultimately to get them that much closer to reaching their goals,” said NC Community College System Interim President George Fouts.  “This is a true celebration of community college excellence and the successes that happen every day on our campuses.”

As part of the celebration, CFCC recognized students at its annual Student Recognition Ceremony held earlier this month. The following students were recognized:

Malik Allen
Dave Aman
Amber Annab
Joshua Armstrong
Katie Armstrong
Danilo Artiga
Carey Avant
Douglas Bai
Morgan Bell
Lesley Bey
Jessica Biel
Marissa Blackman
Abigail Bradley
Caitlin Breuninger
Brandon Carr
David Cruz
Karly Dahlin
Ian Drometer
John T. Emerson
Tyler Evans
Anthony Floyd
William Gates
Peter Gilman-Bryan
Marcus Green
Leteshe Hamilton
Mark Hardy
Savanah Haug
Brittany Haynes
Keila Henry
Kayla Herring
Caroline Horne
Emily Hughes
Jacob Ingle
Ann Jackson
Christina Keith
Cathy Kelly
Kristin Kendall
Luke Kolk
Jennifer Kozlof
Megan Lambert
Megan Laughinghouse
Miranda Lawrence
Sandra Maciolka
Amber Major
Patti Malette
Brittany Marlow
Ashley McDermon
Gregory Midgett
Heidi Milliken
Nathan Myrick
Alejandro Nava
Jessica Newcomb
Janerfer Oliver
Thomas Owen
Lauren Pine
Blaine Pugh
Katie Ray
Luke Roberts
Lucas Salguero
Stephanie Santiago
Madaline Schulz
Narges Shafiee Shakib
Wanda Stumpf
Jodie Taylor
Bennett Todd
Anna Vancina
Deborah Williams
Quamiesha Williams
Andrew Wishon
Relynne Wolf

In addition to the awards ceremony, CFCC also held a reception to celebrate its annual literary and arts magazine, Portals, and to announce the award winners included in this year’s publication. The following students and faculty member were honored:

Transom Award–Best Overall:  Matthew Maffei

Poetry Award:  Victoria Drake

Fiction Award: Lindsay Haney

Non-fiction Award: Stephen Roark

Art Award: Jahns Chavez

Faculty Award: Lesley Richardson

Cape Fear Community College Plumbing Students Assisting Local Homeowners

Cape Fear Community College Plumbing students are partnering with the Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry (WARM) to make critical repairs to local homes. WARM organizes volunteers and raises funds to complete urgent home repairs and accessibility upgrades for low-income homeowners in New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender counties. Requiring an advanced and specialized skill set, plumbing repairs are among the most difficult for WARM to address.

This semester, CFCC Plumbing students, under the direction of instructor Mike Smith, completed critical repairs to three area homes and are currently working on two more. “The Cape Fear Community College Plumbing Program is proud of its partnership with WARM. It allows students the opportunity to give back to their community while providing unique learning experiences. The learning opportunities encountered on WARM projects would be almost impossible to duplicate in the classroom lab environment,” said Smith.

The partnership is a win-win situation, providing CFCC students with invaluable field experience and enabling WARM to meet the urgent needs of local residents. WARM covers the cost of project materials, saving CFCC the cost of practice supplies used on campus. Utilizing CFCC student volunteers recently saved WARM $2,000 on a home repair, allowing the organization to serve at least one more homeowner with the money saved.

“I doubt these students knew when they signed up for the course that they would also be keeping dreams alive,” said JC Skane, Executive Director of WARM.

For more information on CFCC’s plumbing program, please visit www.cfcc.edu/voc/plumbing or call 910-362-7000. For information on WARM, visit http://warmnc.org/home.aspx.

CFCC Hosts Wilmington Arts Summit

Cape Fear Community College’s Humanities and Fine Arts Department, in partnership with the Arts Council of Wilmington/New Hanover County, will present the inaugural Wilmington Arts Summit, April 15-16, 2016. The event will feature more than 30 expert-led workshops on professional development and community building for arts and arts organizations. The event is open to the public and is free of charge.

The summit will open with a networking reception on April 15 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at CFCC’s Wilma W. Daniels Gallery (200 Hanover Street). Concurrent breakout sessions and panel discussions will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the academic wing of CFCC’s Humanities and Fine Arts Center on April 16. Presenters will discuss marketing, fundraising strategies, and resources for artists, as well as Wilmington’s arts community and arts education in New Hanover County.

“This event is the perfect opportunity for our arts community to band together in an effort to learn from one another, to strengthen the bonds that already exists, and to create new ones. There is a lot of talent and professional expertise in the Port City, and we’d like to see what happens when we bring it all under one roof,” said Brandon Guthrie, Chairman of CFCC’s Humanities and Fine Arts Department.

Space is limited and registration is required (artscouncilofwilmington.org). For more information on CFCC’s Humanities and Fine Arts Department, visit http://cfcc.edu/hfa/.



CYA: Cover Your Arts Panel – Studio Theater

Board Recruitment

Arts for Aging Audiences

Most Common Grant Mistakes

Connecting in a Digital World

Art & the Law: A Primer for Visual Artists

Periphery & Center: Wilmington & Art

Board 101

Give a Damn about the Arts! with Karen Wells, Director of Arts NC – Studio Theater

Evaluating & Determining Program Strategy

Storyforce: The Power of the Narrative

Dance Cooperative Master Class with Gaspard Louis – Offsite

Speed Reading Your Manuscript


Understanding Financial Reports

Crowdsourcing for the Arts

Board Engagement

Creating a Roadmap to Success

Donor Retention

Calling All Millennials

Google: Let’s Put Wilmington on the Map

Dynamic Models for Activating Space Panel – Studio Theater

Motivating & Managing Staff & Volunteers

Lessons from a Freaker

Arts Council of Wilmington Resources

Fund Development

Appraising Art

Dashboards to Measure Progress

State of Arts in Education in NHC – Studio Theater

Strategic Leadership

Arts Marketing: Crack the Code


Strategic Agendas

Resources for Arts Organizations

Cape Fear Community College Annual Student Art Exhibition

Cape Fear Community College’s Wilma W. Daniels Gallery is pleased to present Cape Fear Community College’s annual student exhibition, a juried group show featuring over 100 original works of art by current CFCC students. The exhibition runs from April 5th – May 6th, 2016 with a Fourth Friday reception and awards presentation on April 22nd from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. The Arts Council of Wilmington’s Executive Director, Rhonda Bellamy, served as this year’s juror. She selected the featured work from nearly 200 submissions.

In addition to the Fourth Friday reception, the Arts Council of Wilmington/New Hanover County, in association with Cape Fear Community College’s Humanities & Fine Arts Department, will present the inaugural Wilmington Arts Summit, April 15-16, 2016 at CFCC. The kickoff for this event will be held on Friday, April 15th from 6-9pm in CFCC’s Wilma W. Daniels Gallery. This event will provide networking opportunities by discipline and other focus areas, as well as provide an additional opportunity to view the Annual Student Exhibition. For additional information on the Summit, visit www.artscouncilofwilmington.org.

Admission to the student exhibition is free and is open to the public. Wilma W. Daniels Gallery is located in the Hanover parking deck (200 Hanover Street) on the campus of Cape Fear Community College. Regular gallery hours are TuesdayFriday, 10-5:30pm and Saturday 12-5:30pm. For more information about this exhibition please contact Sarah Rushing at srushing278@mail.cfcc.edu.

It’s on Us, CFCC!

It’s on Us, CFCC!

Today, it’s estimated that 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men on college campuses have been sexually assaulted. Just 13% of those assaults are reported. It’s on us to change that!

Join the Cape Fear Family and other colleges across the nation in signing the pledge to be part of the solution at itsonus.org. When you take the pledge, you’re recognizing that non-consensual sex is sexual assault. You’re saying you’ll identify situations in which sexual assault may occur, and you’re saying you’ll intervene, when, and if it does. You’re committing to help create an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and where survivors are supported.

If you sign the pledge during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April), EVOLVE CFCC will enter you into a drawing for a $100 VISA gift card. Simply forward your pledge confirmation email to evolve@cfcc.edu for a chance to win.


EVOLVE CFCC is hosting several Sex Matters events as part of It’s on Us National Week of Action:

April 5

10:30am – 2pm – Information Tables in U170 Hallway

10am – 2pm – Free HIV and Hepatitis C Testing – U527

11am – 12pm – District Attorney’s Sexual Assault Laws Forum – U170

12:30pm – 1:30pm – Rape Crisis Center’s What Now? Forum – U170

2pm – 3pm – NHC Health Department’s Get Smart, Get Tested Forum – U170