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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 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

CFCC Marine Tech grad hits the high seas

Natalia Renfrew wakes up every morning in love with her job. Despite occasionally rough seas and seasickness, Natalia is thrilled to work in the marine sciences, commenting, “It’s everything I ever wanted.” After graduating from CFCC’s Marine Technology program, she was hired by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) in Gloucester Point, VA. VIMS  Read More

CFCC graduate receives full scholarship to Amherst College

Self-taught business analyst Philip White decided to return to school to pursue a formal education. He found a passion for politics and economics and knew that a college degree would improve his career options. The Whiteville native decided to begin his education journey at CFCC. WHY CFCC? Proximity, flexibility, and affordability are among the reasons  Read More

CFCC graduate revamps career to help those in need

Following a corporate downsize, Jean Rogers found herself unemployed. While taking a moment to regroup, she discovered the happy ending for her story. Rogers enrolled at CFCC in the Human Services Technology – Addiction and Recovery Services program. Now, she is pursuing her passion for helping individuals suffering from addiction and mental health issues. WHEN  Read More

From CFCC to CDC: Wilmington Native Cutter Wyatt’s Journey to Educate and Serve Public Health

Wilmington native Cutter Wyatt always planned on a career that helped and educated people. But he wasn’t sure exactly which path to follow. While planning his next step, he enrolled at CFCC to earn his transferable associate degree. Staying Local, Keeping Costs Low Living in Wilmington was one of the factors that brought Wyatt to  Read More

CFCC Alumna Named Eugene Ashley High School Teacher of the Year

Wilmington, NC – Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) alumna, Fatima Sail, has been recognized as the Eugene Ashley High School Teacher of the Year for 2023-2024. Fatima has taught French at Ashley for the past four years and is licensed to teach Arabic. In addition to teaching, she is pursuing her master’s degree in foreign  Read More

Army Corps veteran finds next career move through CFCC

Brent Springer is a retired veteran who served with the Army Corps of Engineers . Among other tasks during his military career, Springer learned how to operate heavy equipment for building roads and bridges. Shortly after retiring from the military, Springer decided to pursue a career in construction as a civilian. He considered attending a  Read More

Catching up with CFCC Alumni Jose Garcia

On a recent trip to Wilmington, NC, CFCC Alumni José Garcia stopped in to visit the campus, faculty, and his little sister, Emily. We caught up with José, and he was happy to give us an update and share his success story! During his time at CFCC, José was very active on campus. Through his  Read More

The Many Sides of Jason Mott: CFCC Graduate, Best Selling Author, Nicolas Cage Fan

Jason Mott casually sits behind the podium to address the audience gathered at the New Hanover County Northeast Library. Despite his claim of being an introvert, Mott comfortably shares stories about his writing process and the struggles of becoming a published author. An Author on a Book Tour. Sounds Familiar At this event, Mott promotes  Read More
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