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CFCC Graphic Design Student Turns Project into Freelance Opportunity

Cape Fear Community College Continuing Education student Joe Covas has been working with the Noni Bacca Winery to create labels for their locally produced wines. He began working with the winery for a student project, and ended up with a freelance contract. As a student in the graphic design program at CFCC, Covas has been  Read More

Passion-Turned-Career with CFCC Craft Brew Series

“I wanted a career in something I was passionate about,” said Bryan Satterfield Jr. Tired of working jobs that didn’t interest him and a beer-enthusiast at heart, Satterfield decided to nurture his excitement for craft beer by signing up for the Craft Brew Series at Cape Fear Community College. The series taught Satterfield everything from  Read More

CFCC Interior Design Students Partner with Welcome Home Angel for Unique Design Project

Cape Fear Community College students Tess Luman, Brianna Lovins, and Kara Kube worked on an unforgettable project this fall, adding to their workload as interior design students in the most meaningful way. The trio responded to a request for help from Welcome Home Angel, a non-profit organization in Wilmington that works with families of children  Read More

CFCC Electrical Lineworker Program Celebrates Its Fifth Graduating Class And First Female Graduate

Wilmington, NC — The Cape Fear Community College Electrical Lineworker Training program graduated its fifth class Friday, September 20, 2019. Thirty-one students graduated including its first female graduate, bringing the total number of graduates to 144 since program implementation. John Downing, CFCC Dean of Continuing Education recognized Caitlin Graybill, the program’s first female graduate since  Read More

CFCC Graduate Defeats Doubt and Hurricane to Earn Degree

“Five minutes of effort towards a goal I had for myself changed my life,” said Lauren McMahon, soon-to-be CFCC graduate. To McMahon—mom, wife and full-time worker—the idea of completing her associate’s degree seemed like a distant dream.  Despite McMahon’s doubts (and in a short leap of faith), she signed up for summer classes. Little did  Read More

78-Year-Old Woman Graduates CFCC Early Childhood Education Program

“It is never too late, at any age, to complete your education or improve yourself through education,” said Louise Boney, 78. This is the inspiration Louise hopes to give her 11 grandchildren as she receives her Associate in Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Cape Fear Community College this spring. After high school,  Read More

From Difficult Diagnoses to Landing Her Dream Job

After earning her Associate in General Education from Cape Fear in 2016, Victoria Morrison was diagnosed with epilepsy, a central nervous system disorder, and Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism — a disease that causes the immune system to attack the thyroid cells. Academic achievement was the one thing Victoria knew would help her. To her, the excitement that  Read More

The Power of Perseverance

33-year-old Marine Corp veteran and hairdresser of five years wanted a career change. Brittany Stein knew she wanted to return to school to become a nurse but the road to a successful career change came paired with a few difficult detours. Stein first applied to the practical nursing program in 2013 and fell short of  Read More

17-Year-Old Triplets Graduate CFCC

Triplets Hannah, Sam, and Molly Brohaugh, age 17, graduated from Cape Fear Community College this past Friday in the college transfer ceremony. The triplets took advantage of the Career and College Promise Program (CCP) as homeschoolers, which allowed them to enroll — full-time — in college courses as high school students set to earn their  Read More

From CFCC to Chapel Hill: A C-STEP Student Story

“I found out about C-STEP against all odds,” said Tyler Balderson, a former Cape Fear Community College student who now attends the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. C-STEP, also known as the Carolina Student Transfer Excellence Program, is a program that mentors students through an associate degree program and onto a baccalaureate degree  Read More
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