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Free from addiction, CFCC student pursues lifelong goals

September is National Recovery Month. Many students have experienced or witnessed the struggles of alcoholism, drug abuse, or gambling addiction. Yet through counseling, rehab, and dedication, many have recovered and regained their lives. We’d like to share the story of one such student. High Fidelity From a young age, North Carolina-native Thornton Lee knew he  Read More

Barbering grad opens luxury barber shop in downtown Wilmington, NC

After serving in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, NC, Steve Grissom worked as an arborist, climbing trees to inspect them. When his knees started complaining, Grissom began to look for a new line of work. He still had strong hand-eye coordination and decided to pursue his interest in barbering. Researching Options  Read More

CFCC student earns associate degree to continue teaching career

After relocating from California to North Carolina, Christina Rivero sought employment with the public school system. Despite 20 years of experience in elementary education, Rivero discovered that she needed an associate degree to work as a teacher assistant in the state of North Carolina. Disappointed but not discouraged, she enrolled at CFCC to pursue her  Read More

CFCC boat building graduate builds dream homes

While growing up in the furniture manufacturing capital of the world nurtured his love for craftsmanship, Hickory-native Kyle Henry knew he wanted to take his skills in a different direction. He desired to build boats. Henry researched different boat-building schools and programs but found that most were costly and out of state. Except for one:  Read More

CFCC alumni strikes gold with UNC-Charlotte 49ers

Ismael Urbina enrolled at Cape Fear Community College with three goals in mind. Reduce the cost of college. Raise his grade point average to help him achieve his third goal: Enter a nursing program. He succeeded at all three. With stops at UNC-Chapel Hill and Johns Hopkins University, Urbina’s now on his way to a  Read More

Q&A with CFCC Alumnus, Nate Cook

Nate Cook graduated from CFCC’s Film and Video Production Technology program in 2017. We asked Nate to share his experience in the program, where he is now, his advice to future Sea Devils, and more! Were you involved in student activities at CFCC? Special memories about class and/or instructors? I was as involved as I  Read More

CFCC AFA-Visual Arts Grad Transfers from the Port City to the Windy City

CFCC Associate in Fine Arts-Visual Arts graduate Jack Estep admits to not being ready for a 4-year university right after high school. The CFCC Merit Scholar decided that Cape Fear Community College was a great juncture between high school and the university level. Not only was the cost more affordable, but classes were also smaller,  Read More

CFCC marine tech students land offshore jobs with Fugro

Five Cape Fear Community College Marine Technology students and soon-to-be graduates accepted positions with the scientific marine company, Fugro. Joseph Cullipher, Sam Agee, Anthony Hazelton, Joe Eudy, and Josh Quinn will begin their new jobs following their graduation on May 13. “Fugro wins the prize this year for hiring the largest number of graduates at  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
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