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CFCC’s Nixon Leaders Center receives $175,000 gift

Wilmington, NC – Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) is excited to announce the receipt of a generous gift of $175,000 for the Nixon Leaders Center. The gift comes from the estate of Carrie Nixon, the sister of Cornelius Nixon, the center’s namesake. The donation will enhance the resources available to support underrepresented populations of students enrolled at CFCC.

The Nixon Leaders Center was established in 2010 to focus on increasing graduation, retention, and transfer rates in underrepresented student populations. To accomplish this, the center increases student exposure to mentorship, educational opportunities, professionalism, civic opportunities, and networking. In addition, the center staff offers assistance with scheduling, scholarship applications, college transfer applications, college tours, and referrals to additional campus resources.

“We are grateful for this generous gift,” said Donterio Perkins, Diversity Success Coordinator. “These funds will allow us to help more students and improve our programs to support their academic and career aspirations. In 2023 we helped over 350 students; with this donation, we can support many more.”

“This donation means a lot to everyone involved in the Nixon Leaders Center,” said Jocelinne Perfecto, Latino Outreach Coordinator. “We will now be able to expand our assistance and outreach to more Latinx individuals, offering them the resources they need to succeed.”

To learn more about the Nixon Leaders Center, visit cfcc.edu/nixon-leaders-center/ .

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