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CFCC Alumnus Makes Big Impact in Local Community

Serving the community has always been built into Deputy Sheriff Santos Pagan’s DNA – that’s what attracted him to law enforcement in the first place. “I’ve always been one to help people. Growing up standing up to ‘bullies’ and standing up for what I thought was right. Helping the less fortunate and those who couldn’t  Read More

Sea Devil Healthcare Hero: Marco Perez

Originally from Sampson County, Marco Perez decided to pursue a career in nursing at CFCC for its reputation as the #1 Best RN program in North Carolina. Since childhood, Marco knew he wanted to work in healthcare and landed on nursing for the career growth potential it offers. “From here I can move up and  Read More

CFCC Truck Driver Training Grad Achieves Dream After 20 Years

Terrence fell in love with truck driving at age 21 while employed as a driver’s helper. Terrence’s colleague nudged him to give driving a try. And although at first intimidated at the prospect of driving a 24-foot box-truck, Terrence’s mind was set his first time behind the wheel. I fell in love with it and  Read More

Female Electrical Lineworker Graduate Locks in Three Job Offers

“I’ve always been small, I’ve never been the strongest at anything, I’ve always had the mentality that if I wanted it enough, I could do it. Do the work yourself, don’t count on anyone else. You shape your own destiny. You might have a helping hand along the way, but they can’t put the work  Read More

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

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
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