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CFCC automotive systems instructor keeps students on pace with industry

After working in a salvage yard and tire shop for a few years, Thomas Butler decided he was ready to advance his career. That’s when he discovered Automotive Systems Technology at CFCC and enrolled in the associate degree program. In the early 1990s, Butler graduated from CFCC’s first two-year Automotive Systems Technology program. He immediately  Read More

CFCC English instructor inspires students through creative writing passion

Perhaps growing up in a suburb of the nation’s capital inspired CFCC English Instructor Dylan Patterson to consider studying law. However, working at a corporate law firm in D.C. convinced him that law was not for him. So, with a bachelor’s degree in English under his belt, Patterson joined his parents in Wilmington to figure  Read More

CFCC nursing grad returns as ADN instructor

CFCC Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) instructor Tamara Kavanaugh began her nursing education as an adult learner at CFCC, pursuing an Associate of Arts degree in business. Although her studies started smoothly, Kavanaugh faced a rough patch when up against an accounting class. With little interest and patience for accounting, Kavanaugh reevaluated her situation. She realized  Read More

CFCC Burgaw Center director receives governor’s volunteer service award

Burgaw, NC – Cape Fear Community College is pleased to announce that its Burgaw Center Director, Tammie Parris, received the 2022 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. This April, Parris was recognized as one of two outstanding Pender County volunteers by the North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service. The Governor’s Volunteer Service Award, established in  Read More

CFCC Congratulates Joanne Ceres on Her Retirement

After years of dedicated service, Joanne Ceres, CFCC Vice President of Student Services and Enrollment Management, is retiring. More time with her family and five grandchildren, ranging from 22 months to 13 years, awaits her. “It was a very hard decision to retire. CFCC has been great to me. I absolutely love the people I  Read More

CFCC marine technology instructor selected for national BIOS workshop

Congratulations to CFCC Marine Technology Instructor Jacqueline Degan! Degan was recently selected from a nationwide pool of applicants to participate in the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) High Dive Into Ocean Data workshop. The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) is a non-profit marine research organization with over 100 years of ocean science research  Read More

CFCC music instructor brings music to our ears

Marc Siegel has been teaching and inspiring student musicians for over 20 years at Cape Fear Community College. Like budding musicians before him, Siegel spent countless hours admiring and plucking strings in a local guitar shop before his career took off. The shop owner was impressed by Siegel’s talent and offered Siegel a job teaching  Read More

CFCC’s Culinary Arts Program Is Basted in Expertise

The sounds of whisks and sizzling pans greet you as you enter CFCC’s culinary arts classroom. The aroma of sautéed vegetables and fresh seasonings tickles your nose. Class notes and ingredients are neatly arranged at each student’s station. The future chefs focus on creating their most recent culinary masterpiece under the watchful guidance of CFCC  Read More

CFCC Instructor Rocks the Geology Department

Mastodon ear bones, a variety of skulls, a petrified tree stump, shark teeth, gems, a dinosaur footprint, and other fossils are just a few of the things you might find in Cape Fear Community College’s geological artifact collection. Step inside CFCC’s geology lab, and you will discover a treasure trove of artifacts collected and safeguarded  Read More

California dreaming: CFCC fine arts instructor goes bi-coastal

Taking Art in Stride When he’s not teaching or in his art studio, CFCC Fine Arts Instructor Travis Weller can be found running ultra marathons on the trails of California. Weller’s fine arts and running worlds collided when The North Face reached out to him about a collaboration for a new line of running shoes—Vectiv.  Read More
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