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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 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

A Student’s Take: Marine Technology at CFCC

My name is Michelle Wiegert and I’m a marine technology student at Cape Fear Community College. My journey at CFCC began as a means to fulfill graduate school prerequisite requirements. I decided it would be less expensive and offer more flexibility if I took math and physics — the classes I would need to begin  Read More

From Part-Time Event Coordinator to WFD Firefighter

“I knew I wanted a career change,” said Laura Leigh Bransford, recent Cape Fear Community College First Responder Academy graduate and newly-hired firefighter at the Wilmington Fire Department. “And I knew I always wanted to help people.” Bransford, a military wife and mother of a seven-year-old boy, was focused on her husband’s military career. After  Read More
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