Wilmington Contractors Association (WCA) President Chip Overman recently presented a $3,000 gift to Cape Fear Community College to benefit the Wallace and Virginia West Endowed Scholarship fund and the Thurman Watts Book Scholarship.
Alana Dos Santos, Landon Ray, Jason Eaton, Susan Martin, and Christopher Hatfield were the five CFCC student recipients of the scholarship funds.
“The scholarships that are provided by the Wilmington Contractors Association give our students much needed financial help but possibly even more importantly, the scholarships provide a boost in morale to the students by being recognized for their hard work and dedication to Construction Management program and the construction industry. To date, 100% of the Wilmington Contractors Association scholarship recipients have earned their degree in Construction Management. That fact alone proves how much those scholarships impact the students our program. I cannot thank WCA enough for helping students reach their goals,” said Jon Begue, Lead Instructor.
The West scholarship, established in 1999, honors two long-time administrators of the Wilmington Contractors Association, one of the oldest trade associations in North Carolina. WCA also supports the Thurman Watts Book Scholarship. This scholarship honors Thurman Watts, who worked for twenty-nine years with John S. Clark Company, LLC and served as a former president of the WCA. It was established to recognize Watt’s contributions to his profession and his community.
The WCA has provided $126,796 in scholarship support to CFCC students since 1999. “The Wilmington Contractors Association strongly believes it is important to give back to our community and what better way to give than to students in our local area. By partnering with Cape Fear Community College, we are insuring an investment in the lives of students now and in the years to come,” said Shanda Bordeaux, Secretary.
For more information about the Cape Fear Community College Foundation, endowments, or scholarship opportunities, please contact 910.362.7207 or visit www.cfcc.edu/foundation.