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CFCC alum Brian Allen now principal of Burgaw Middle School

Brian Allen, a CFCC alum and New Hanover County native, recently assumed the role of principal at Burgaw Middle School. Prior to his new position, he opened Surf City Elementary School where he served as the principal for the past five years. Allen’s early exposure to the world of education and mentoring began through a  Read More

Husband and wife duo find work-life balance through CFCC

Tim and Jeanette Buchanan made a significant move in pursuit of a more fulfilling lifestyle. Lured by the coastal climate and hopes of a better life, the couple relocated from Ohio to the Wilmington area while retaining their positions with a national retail pharmacy chain. Despite the picturesque coastal surroundings, the idyllic lifestyle they had  Read More

CFCC alumni signed on with Alimerka Oviedo Baloncesto, professional basketball team in Oviedo, Spain

Introducing Demetric Horton, a distinguished CFCC alumni! Demetric made his mark as a vital player on the CFCC Men’s Basketball team during the 2018-2019 season, leaving an indelible impression. His remarkable skills and unwavering commitment were undeniable throughout his time with the team. After completing his bachelor’s degree at NC A&T, Demetric’s journey elevated to  Read More

CFCC alumni nominated for Primetime Emmy Award

Wilmington, NC – Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) proudly announces that one of our alumni, Susan Russell, has been nominated for the prestigious Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Period Costumes for a Limited Series or Anthology Movie. Susan worked as a Costume Supervisor on the locally filmed George and Tammy set. Susan has worked on  Read More

CFCC alumni to compete in world deaf football championships

Cape Fear Community College is proud to announce that one of our alumni and former student-athletes, Tristan Torbett has been selected to compete with the United States Deaf Men’s National Team (USDMNT) at the 4th World Deaf Football Championships. The tournament will run from September 20, 2023, to October 8, 2023, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  Read More

From vacationer to college graduate: John Gavin’s path to success as a real estate broker

CFCC alumnus, John Gavin, grew up vacationing on the North Carolina coast. After graduating from high school, he relocated to Wilmington to begin his college journey. John found choosing CFCC to be a “no-brainer” due to the school’s successful and affordable options as well as its coastal location. Recognizing his desire to obtain a four-year  Read More

CFCC alumni, Travis Shallow, announced as opening act for country legend, Clint Black

Cape Fear Community College Alumni Travis Shallow will open for award-winning country artist Clint Black on Sunday, June 25, at the Wilson Center. Shallow, an Americana and Folk singer/songwriter, will captivate a packed crowd with a solo acoustic set. Travis Shallow graduated from Cape Fear Community College with an Associate of Arts degree. During his  Read More

From airspace to cyberspace: Michael Leibler’s journey from the military to a new career

After serving in the Marines as a hydraulic mechanic on the CH53 Echo aircraft, Michael Leibler pursued a career in HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning). However, due to a back injury, he found it increasingly difficult to handle the physical demands of the HVAC industry. Determined to find a new, less physically demanding career,  Read More

From First-Gen Student to First-Gen Firefighter: Meet Dulce Lopez-Jaimes

Growing up in Pender County, North Carolina, Dulce Lopez-Jaimes was raised in a family of Mexican immigrants who chose the area to call their home and bring up their children. Dulce is not the firstborn child in her family, but she is a first-generation high school graduate, a first-generation college graduate, and a first-generation firefighter.  Read More

From temp job to pastry chef: how CFCC’s baking program empowered Larry O’Driscoll

Leaving his Baltimore home to follow his new wife to Wilmington, Larry O’Driscoll also left his chocolatier business behind. Larry worked in the restaurant and baking industries for many years, but with the move, he found himself starting over in a new market. He wanted to continue his passion for baking and pastry arts, so  Read More
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