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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 student is ready to get the world in shape

After 20 years in retail and customer service, adult learner and mom Linda Rivera decided it was time for a career change. With a love for keeping her family healthy, she knew she wanted to pursue a career in physical therapy. And she found CFCC’s Health and Fitness science program to be the perfect warm  Read More

CFCC nursing grad locks in career at UVA Hospital

When Isaiah Norton was eight years old, his mother was diagnosed with brain cancer. Though surgery and radiation treatment cured her, the experience left Norton with a great appreciation for nurses. Norton began his nursing education in his home state of Wisconsin. But struggling to find the balance between academics and athletics, he decided to  Read More

CFCC theatre arts graduate achieves goal of formal training

Quentin Proulx (pronounced proo) arrived at CFCC with an extensive resume of acting jobs but no formal training. In 2017, he relocated to the Wilmington area from San Diego to enter the film industry and discovered CFCC’s Associate of Fine Arts – Theatre Arts program. “I have done thousands of trade shows, but I still  Read More

CFCC paralegal technology student wins second place in statewide essay contest

CFCC Paralegal Technology student Lara Girdler won second place in the North Carolina Paralegal Association (NCPA) Student Essay Contest. The essay contest, “I have chosen to be a paralegal…,” is an annual scholarship contest open to all paralegal students in North Carolina. Four winners receive scholarship funds to assist with tuition, books, and examination fees.  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 offers tuition-free courses for eligible North Carolina high school grads

Wilmington, NC – Cape Fear Community College is excited to announce that eligible 2022 North Carolina high school graduates can have their tuition and fees covered at CFCC for up to two years. Through the North Carolina Longleaf Commitment Grant, North Carolina class of 2020, 2021, and 2022 high school graduates may be eligible to  Read More

CFCC’s Electrical Apprenticeship Program celebrates first graduates

Castle Hayne, NC — Cape Fear Community College’s Electrical Apprenticeship program celebrated its first graduating class on April 20, 2022. Four students graduated and became Journeyman Electricians through rigorous classroom and on-the-job training. Each graduate completed 8,000 on-the-job training hours and 624 hours of classroom-related instruction. “Skilled workers are in great demand, and we are  Read More

CFCC recognizes outstanding students at annual awards ceremony

WILMINGTON, NC – Cape Fear Community College is pleased to announce the names of students who earned awards at the annual Student Recognition Ceremony held on April 21, 2022. These student award winners were chosen from CFCC’s academic programs and student clubs by faculty members and club advisors for their academic excellence, leadership, and persistence  Read More

CFCC Baking and Pastry Arts student satisfies the sweet tooth

Cheriekke Dreher has been baking up a storm since she started sharing her cakes, cookies, and candied apples on social media. Her creations, tempting for her sweet tooth-minded followers, drew an influx of orders. That’s when Dreher decided to set up her own shop: Heavenly Treats. As her business grew, Dreher sought professional training to  Read More
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