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Cape Fear Community College Announces Scholarship Honoring Captain David MacAlpine, Sr.

David MacAlpine

Wilmington, NC – A scholarship has been established at Cape Fear Community College to honor the memory of Captain David MacAlpine, Sr. The Captain David MacAlpine Memorial Endowed Scholarship will help minority students training for law enforcement careers. The fund was created by a lead gift of $25,000 from Jimmy Hopkins, CFCC trustee, Christopher Dunn, CFCC Foundation board member, and their firm, American Coastal Development.

“Captain MacAlpine served New Hanover County for over 30 years and played a pivotal role in keeping our community safe. He truly believed in the people of New Hanover County,” said CFCC President Jim Morton. “We are so grateful to Mr. Dunn and Mr. Hopkins for spearheading this scholarship effort. Their gift recognizes Captain MacAlpine’s dedication to the area through his career as a law enforcement officer and his work with the Azalea Festival and other community events. Captain MacAlpine exemplified what it means to be truly invested in one’s community, and he worked every day to make New Hanover County a better place to live and work.”

“Captain MacAlpine oversaw CFCC’s College Resource Officer Unit. His leadership created a positive and proactive law enforcement presence on campus that made CFCC a safer place. He loved his community and dedicated his life to its service,” said Morton. “We hope this scholarship will help Captain MacAlpine’s legacy live on through the work of future law enforcement officers in our community.”

To qualify for the Captain David MacAlpine Memorial Scholarship, students in CFCC’s Basic Law Enforcement Training program must demonstrate a financial need. Interested students may apply at cfcc.academicworks.com/opportunities . Preference will be given to students from historically underrepresented groups (Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, LatinX, American Indian/Alaska Native).

To donate, visit cfcc.edu/give . Please indicate Captain David MacAlpine Memorial Endowed Scholarship in the comments, or call 910-362-7207 for assistance.

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