Jun 1, 2018

The STEM Labs Education Center Opens In Mayfaire

By Jenny Callison, posted Jun 1, 2018

A group of preschoolers got to spend their Friday morning playing with stuffed bird toys and learning their calls. The activity was part of opening day at The STEM Labs, an educational center in Mayfaire Town Center. “We have programs for students in preschool through 12th grade, and everything in between, which is unusual to find,” Tina Catalone, The S ...

Jun 1, 2018

MARBIONC, Alcami Team Up For New Workforce Development Program

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 1, 2018

Fifteen students from three of the area’s educational institutions are getting hands-on training through a new workforce development program and paid internship involving MARBIONC and Alcami Corp. The new workforce development program, called "Partnership for Workforce Development in the Biopharmaceutical Industry," got its start at the University o ...

May 29, 2018

CFCC Announces Some Staff Cuts

By Jenny Callison, posted May 29, 2018

Cape Fear Community College announced Tuesday that it will cut some staff positions. A CFCC news release stated that "the non-renewal of some staff positions" has come about "due to a projected decrease in budget, enhanced technologies and streamlined processes."  There was no information in the release as to what kinds of positions are affec ...

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UNCW to offer N.C.’s first Actuarial Science Certificate Program

Posted Jun 15, 2018
This fall, UNCW will begin offering students the opportunity to earn an additional credential while working towards their undergraduate degree.
The Actuarial Science Certificate Program, the first of its kind in North Carolina, is an interdisciplinary program with courses in multiple departments across the College of Arts and Sciences and the Cameron School of Business. entire article
May 25, 2018

CFCC Foundation Sees Rise In Gift Of Education Donations

By Jenny Callison, posted May 25, 2018

Last week’s Gift of Education fundraising initiative drew more people and yielded more financial support than did last year’s, Cape Fear Community College Foundation officials announced Friday morning. Combined attendance at the two Gift of Education events – a May 17 luncheon and a May 18 breakfast – was 26 percent higher than attendance in 2017 ...

May 24, 2018

A morning downpour didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the group gathered under a tent Thursday near Maides Park in Wilmington to celebrate a permanent campus for the state's first single-gender public charter school. Construction of the five-building campus for GLOW, Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington, will start with the first of two buildings that will eventu ...

May 3, 2018

BCC Opens Co-working Space, Touts Incubator Success

By Jenny Callison, posted May 3, 2018

Small business was in the spotlight Wednesday at Brunswick Community College’s Leland campus. As part of the college’s celebration of National Small Business Week, local officials gathered to cut the ribbon on the campus’s new co-working space. It is the first such facility in Brunswick County. At the dedication ceremony, BCC President Susanne Adams re ...

Apr 27, 2018

UNCW Chancellor Cites Progress Toward Goals

By Jenny Callison, posted Apr 27, 2018

Looking ahead to commencement exercises taking place in early May and back from heart surgery earlier this year, University of North Carolina Wilmington Chancellor Jose Sartarelli took a few minutes recently to reflect on progress this year toward several of his goals. Growth Sartarelli said that UNCW has grown 28 percent since 2009, making it, he said, the fastest-gro ...

Apr 20, 2018

CFCC Situation Draws State Board Scrutiny

By Jenny Callison, posted Apr 20, 2018

Although the N.C. State Board of Community Colleges at its meeting Friday gave the green light to the Cape Fear Community College Board of Trustees' selection of James "Jim" Morton as the new college president, the unanimous decision did not come without a few strings. “The [state] board did approve [Morton’s] selection but will send a let ...

Apr 20, 2018

Morton Approved As CFCC President By State Board

By Jenny Callison, posted Apr 20, 2018

By a unanimous vote of the N.C. State Board of Community Colleges, James "Jim" Morton was approved as the new president of Cape Fear Community College.   The state board voted on Morton’s selection during its monthly meeting Friday, CFCC spokeswoman Rachel Nadeau stated in a news release Friday morning.   Morton has been at the college since 2 ...

Apr 19, 2018

As the N.C. State Board of Community Colleges convenes its monthly meeting Thursday in Raleigh, it will likely consider the selection of James Morton to be president of Cape Fear Community College. Morton, former executive vice president of CFCC, has served as interim president of the college after the resignation of former President Amanda Lee, which became effective D ...

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