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From a Love for Rollercoasters to a Passion for Mechanical Engineering

Jon Siemon, 18, holds acceptance letters from North Carolina State University, College of Engineering; the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and the University of Texas at Austin, Cockrell School of Engineering and Jefferson Scholars Program. Siemon also sits on the waitlist for Harvard University. From a young age, Siemon’s eyes were set on  Read More

CFCC Marine Technology Grad Locks in Job with Weeks Marine

Flashback to her senior year of high school, Kaitlyn Bellas was torn between pursuing a four-year degree in marine biology from a university and a two-year degree in marine technology from Cape Fear Community College. The summer after her senior year, Bellas, working at a dive shop, was struck by the reputation CFCC’s Marine Technology  Read More

CFCC Student Veteran to Transfer Seamlessly to Penn State

CFCC student veteran Bianca Montanez will graduate CFCC this May with an Associate in Science and will continue her education at Penn State University this summer. Originally from New York, Montanez and her husband made the move to North Carolina in 2019 after her husband was stationed at Camp Lejeune. When Montanez began thinking about  Read More

CFCC Early College Student Headed to West Point

In a few short months, years of hard work and determination will pay off for CFCC Early College Student Olivia Santo as she begins the next chapter of her life at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Santo recalls the exact moment she was appointed to West Point “I was on my way  Read More

CFCC Marine Technology Grad Lands Job Before Graduation

“I realized I wanted to do something I was really passionate about,” said Jeb Sylvia, soon-to-be CFCC graduate. After three years of working in the construction industry post-high school, Sylvia grew tired of his day-to-day work. That’s when he decided it was time to make a change. Growing up with a love for fishing, Sylvia  Read More

CFCC Grad Passionate About Boosting Self-Esteem

“When I was younger I had really bad acne and low self-esteem,” said Taylor Holden, CFCC graduate. “Once I got my acne cleared up, I wanted to help other people transform their low self-esteem into better confidence.” Holden’s interest in hair and nails coupled with her passion for boosting self-esteem led her to pursue a  Read More

CFCC Soon-to-Be Graduate Has Her Eyes on the Skies

CFCC Student Ambassador and soon-to-be graduate Gabrielle Kirkman, 19, has her eyes on the skies after being accepted to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where she will pursue a degree in aeronautical science at the College of Aviation this fall. Originally from Greenville, NC, Gabrielle was recruited to play for the CFCC women’s soccer team. During her  Read More

CFCC Culinary Student Locks In Dream Job at Award-Winning Blackberry Farm Restaurant

“No one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.” Julia Child. And that’s just what Dylan Rhodes did. Dylan Rhodes, 18, found all the ingredients for a great education at Cape Fear Community College and managed to land his dream job before graduation! As a homeschooled high school student, Rhodes took advantage of  Read More

Sea Devil Spotlight: Michael Arrigo

Huge shout out to CFCC Honors student Michael Arrigo who accepted an invitation to present at the 21st Annual Undergraduate Honors Symposium at UNC Greensboro on March 12. Michael will be presenting critical commentary on two works of art depicting the Treaty Signing at Medicine Creek Lodge and representing CFCC. “I chose to go to  Read More

Sea Devil Spotlight: Garrett Pridgen

Rewind a few years to when current CFCC student Garrett Pridgen was a senior in high school. While many of Garrett’s friends were getting ready to attend four-year universities, Garrett decided to take an alternate route and enroll at CFCC. “I really didn’t know what I wanted to do out of high school, but I  Read More
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