Dental Assisting/Dental Hygiene Accreditation Announcement

Attention students, clinic patients and interested parties:

The Commission on Dental Accreditation will review complaints that relate to CFCC’s compliance with the accreditation standards and policies. The Commission is interested in the sustained quality and continued improvement of dental and dental-related education programs but does not intervene on behalf of individuals or act as a court of appeal for individuals in matters of admission, appointment, promotion or dismissal of faculty, staff or students.

A copy of the appropriate accreditation standards and/or the Commission’s policy and procedures for submission of complaints may by obtained by contacting the Commission, see address below.

The Commission on Dental Accreditation’s site visitors will be on campus to review the dental assisting and dental hygiene programs on March 24, 25, and 26, 2015. The programs are required to inform you of our pending accreditation visit and the opportunity for you to make your concerns available to the Commission. Your comments need to be addressed to the Commission before January 23, 2015.

The United States Department of Education (USDE) procedures now also required accrediting agencies to provide an opportunity for third-party comment with respect to institutions or programs scheduled for review.

Who can submit comments: Third-party comments relative to the Commission’s accredited programs may include comments submitted by interested parties such as faculty, students, staff, program administrators, Commission consultants, specialty and dental-related organizations, patients and/or consumers.

Types of comments considered: For those individuals who are interested in submitting comments, a copy of the appropriate accreditation standards and/or the Commission’s policy and procedures for submission of complaints may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 or by calling 1-800-621-8099 extension 4653.

How do you reach the Commission? Your comments and/or concerns should be mailed to the Commission on Dental Accreditation, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 or by calling 1-800-621-8099 extension 4653 before January 23, 2015.

Cape Fear Community College Toys For Tots Drive a Success

The Cape Fear Community College Student Government Association, Athletics Department and Student Activities Department took part in the the Marine Corps Reserves “Toys For Tots” drive again this holiday season. The Sea Devils helped collect over 400 toys to help provide for needy children in the community.
“I think it is wonderful when so many people come together and try to give a little something to others that might not have anything.  We hope our efforts will help bring joy to some area children this holiday season,” says Chris Libert, Head Men’s Soccer Coach and Assistant Coordinator
Student Activities and Athletics at CFCC.
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

CFCC Celebrates Wilmington’s 275th Anniversary with card-signing on Friday, December 5

Wilmington, NC – Cape Fear Community College is commemorating Wilmington’s 275th Anniversary by inviting the public to join CFCC students and employees at an anniversary card signing on Friday, December 5.
The unique anniversary card, created by the Wilmington Star-News, has been on tour around the city, making several stops to give people the opportunity to reflect on their time in the Wilmington area and offer well wishes for the city’s future.  The Star-News hopes to get 5000 signatures on this one-of-a-kind card, which measures four-by-eight feet.
The card will be available to sign in the first floor lobby of CFCC’s Union Station on Friday, December 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  This event is free and open to the public.

CFCC Names Veterans Center in honor of student veterans advocate Bob Philpott

Bob Philpott stands beside the entrance to CFCC's Veterans Center during today's ceremony.

Bob Philpott stands beside the entrance to CFCC’s Veterans Center during today’s ceremony.

Cape Fear​ ​Community College named its campus​ ​veterans’​ ​center after longtime student veteran advocate Bob Philpott​ ​as part of a series of events to celebrate Veterans Day on Nov 11, 2014.

Before retiring​ ​as CFCC’s veterans affairs coordinator​ ​earlier this year, Philpott helped establish CFCC’s veterans center on campus three years ago and was well-known for his support of student veterans and their family members.

As a 26-year U.S. Coast Guard veteran,​ ​Philpott commanded​ ​the​ ​US​ ​Coast Guard Cutters​ ​Gallatin​ ​and Vigilant during​ ​search and​ ​rescue missions as well as drug interdiction operations. Bob was​ ​awarded two presidential meritorious service medals​.​

After his service to the Coast Guard, Philpott joined CFCC’s staff in December of 1993, as an economics instructor.​ ​He​ ​then​ ​served​ ​as​ ​dean of​ ​vocational and​ ​technical programs​ ​until 2011. Afterwards, he transitioned into his role as CFCC’s veterans affairs coordinator.

CFCC President Dr. Ted Spring credited Philpott’s dedication to the college’s student veteran population.

“Under Mr. Philpot’s leadership, CFCC was recognized nationally for three consecutive years as a Military Friendly School and is considered a model for schools around the country,” Dr. Spring stated.
Philpott’​s ​distinguished service extends beyond his time in the US Coast Guard.

In fact, in 2007,​ ​he received​ ​the North Carolina Community College System Employee of the Year Award.

The​ ​naming​ ​ceremony was among several veteran-related activities held at the college today. Other events included a forum entitled “Remembering the First World War”, which featured presentations about the creation of war memorials, World War I writers,​ ​and the battle of Verdun. The college also held a ceremony to honor all student veterans and employees on campus.

Military veterans and​ ​their​ ​family members make up nearly​ ​10 percent of CFCC’s student population in degree-seeking programs. CFCC opened the veterans center three years ago to better accommodate to needs of military personnel and their family members who are taking classes at the college.

Veterans Day activities at Cape Fear Community College

Cape Fear Community College will honor military veterans tomorrow with a series of special activities at the downtown Wilmington Campus.

UPDATE – Due to inclement weather, the 11 a.m. Veterans Day Ceremony has been MOVED to Union Station’s Windell Daniels Hall (U-508). This afternoon’s naming ceremony will take place at the Veterans Center on Union Station’s 1st Floor (U-124) at 1:30 p.m.

Events include a forum entitled “Remembering the First World War” from 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. in the Union Station Auditorium (U-170). The forum will include film screenings and presentations about the creation of war memorials, World War I writers and the battle of Verdun.

At 11 a.m., the college will hold a ceremony featuring remarks from retired US Coast Guard Captain Bob Philpott, who also served as CFCC’s veterans affairs coordinator for many years. All active and retired members of the military are welcome to attend. The ceremony will be held in Tabitha’s Courtyard in the 400 block of Front St. A reception and benefits fair for student veterans will follow the ceremony.

At 1:30 p.m., the college will hold a special naming ceremony for CFCC’s Veterans Center, which is located on the first floor of the Union Station Building.

Military veterans and family members make up nearly 10 percent of CFCC’s student population in degree-seeking programs. CFCC opened the veterans center three years ago to better accommodate to needs of military personnel and their family members who are taking classes at the college.

College Transfer Fair

College Transfer Fair – TODAY

Thursday, October 30

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Union Station, 2nd floor lobby

Stop by to meet with admission counselors from the following 4-year colleges and universities:

Belmont Abbey College

Bennett College

Campbell University

Chamberlain College of Nursing

DeVry University

East Carolina University

Fayetteville State University

Ft. Hays State University (KS)

Gardner-Webb University

Greensboro College

Guilford College

High Point University

Johnson C. Smith University

North Carolina A&T State University

North Carolina State University

North Carolina Wesleyan College

St. Andrews University

UNC-Chapel Hill




Warren Wilson College

Western Carolina University

William Peace University

CFCC’s Anthropology Club presents the 4th Annual Ghost Chase: Pirate’s Pillage – Thursday, October 30

piratespillageOn Thursday, October 30, Cape Fear Community College’s Anthropology Club will host their 4th annual Ghost Chase. Participants can sign up for the chase at 5:30 p.m. in room 302 on the third floor of Union Station, located at 502 North Front Street.

Each year, the chase focuses upon a different historical event or figure. This year, the Ghost Chase will feature Blackbeard, also known as Edward Teach, and his crew.

An interactive scavenger hunt will take participants on an exciting journey, challenging them to battle the vengeful Blackbeard and his crew for treasure. There will be a variety of games and activities, opportunities to win prizes, and some light refreshments served throughout the evening. This event is open to the public and costs $10. A portion of
the proceeds will benefit the Cape Fear River Watch.

For more information, visit

CFCC to hold Harvest Health, Wellness and Safety Fair tomorrow (10/22) in downtown Wilmington

HHWSFMore than 65 vendors and CFCC programs will be represented at Cape Fear Community College’s Harvest Health and Safety Fair on Wednesday, October 22 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The annual fair will be held on CFCC’s downtown Wilmington campus, on the 5th Floor on the Union Station Building.

“The health and safety of our students is of utmost importance, says Dr. Ted Spring, CFCC’s president. “We’re pleased to present the fair again this year, and hope that the public will join us!”

Among the vendors scheduled to attend are the Big Buddy Program, Coastal Horizons, Darkness to Light, Department of Veterans Affairs Rural Health Initiative, Domestic Violence Shelter and Services, Inc, Food Bank on CENC, Lower Cape Fear Hospice, New Hanover County Health Department, Pretty in Pink Foundation, Wilmington Fire Prevention, and Women of Hope.

Flu shots will be available (must have insurance and ID) as well as blood pressure checks, health and fitness tips, fire safety tips and much more!

Canned donations will also be accepted. This event is free and open to the public.



CFCC’s Cyber Security Day offers free professional advice to keep personal data safe

Computer Security

Keeping personal information secure in an ever growing cloud-based environment is a top priority for cyber security experts and everyday users. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month and later this week Cape Fear Community College will present a day-long event that will give participants a chance to get free practical advice about online safety from professionals in the field.

CFCC’s Cyber Security Day will be held on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 9:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the BB&T Auditorium in the McKeithan Center at CFCC’s North Campus in Castle Hayne. Visitors are invited to stop in throughout the day to attend one or more of several interactive seminars led by CFCC faculty and staff who specialize in computer technology.

“We hope the public will take advantage of the wealth of information that our instructors, staff and students can provide,” said Melissa Watson, chair of CFCC’s Business Technologies department.

The morning schedule features presentations from instructors who teach in CFCC’s Computer Technology Integration program and staff who work in the college’s information technology department. Topics will include best practices to prevent online security breaches for individuals and small businesses, wireless security and mobile device security.

Between 2 and 4 p.m. the event will feature a hands-on clinic where visitors are invited to bring in their laptops and mobile devices to get a free cyber-security consultation from instructors and students.

Watson explained that in addition to being a valuable public service event, the program will give students an opportunity to apply the knowledge they’ve learned in the classroom in a real-world environment.

​Full schedule:​9:00 am – Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:15 am – Session 1: Google Apps

10:15 am – Session 2: Keep Your Small Business and Personal Data Secure

11:15 am – Session 3: Keeping Wireless Technology Secure

1:15 pm – Session 4: Mobile Device Security

2:00 ​-​ 4:00 pm – Cyber Security Clinic

CFCC’s North Campus is located at 4500 Blue Clay Rd. Free parking is available for visitors. ​For more details, visit​


Wilmington Tri-County Dental Society Continues Support of CFCC

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Dr. Halley White, D.D.S., secretary, Dr. Doug Fry, D.D.S., president, and Dr. Gabriel Rich, D.D.S., vice president of the Wilmington Tri-County Dental Society present a check to Dana McKoy, Director of Annual Giving for the CFCC Foundation to provide funding for students in the Cape Fear Community College Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene programs.

The Wilmington Tri-County Dental Society recently presented the Cape Fear Community College Foundation with a check for $4,000 to provide funding to assist dental hygiene and dental assisting students.

The majority of funds will provide scholarships for students, but $1,000 will also be available to be used at the discretion of the faculty to assist deserving students with various expenses that emerge at the end of the students’ program, such as fees to take board exams and licensure fees.

Since 1999, the Wilmington Tri-County Dental Association has provided over $32,000 in support of Cape Fear Community College Dental Students.

“The Tri-County Dental Society has been a strong advocate for both the dental assisting and dental hygiene programs at CFCC since the inception of both programs,” said Mary Ellen Naylor,

Dental Hygiene Program Director. “They have provided scholarships and opened their practice doors for our students’ education. We sincerely thank them for the part they play in the educational success of our students.”

The Wilmington Tri-County Dental Society proudly supports the Study and Practice of Dentistry in New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender Counties.

The Cape Fear Community College Foundation exists solely to support the students, teachers, programs and mission of Cape Fear Community College. The Foundation secures and manages gifts and grants, including cash contributions, deferred gifts, securities, donated services, and equipment and supplies for educational purposes. For more information about CFCC, the CFCC Foundation or scholarship opportunities, contact the Cape Fear Community College Foundation at 910.362.7207 or visit