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Oct 25, 2018

CFCC Foundation Announces New Executive Director

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Oct 25, 2018

Cape Fear Community College on Thursday announced a new executive director for the college’s foundation. Veronica Godwin has been selected to lead Cape Fear Community College Foundation Inc., a nonprofit that supports the college and its students, faculty, staff, programs, scholarships and specific capital projects, according to a news release.    ...

Oct 17, 2018

CFCC Awarded Its Largest Grant

By Johanna Cano, posted Oct 17, 2018

Cape Fear Community College was awarded a $1.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the largest grant the school has ever received. The Title III grant will be used for staffing and equipment to assist students, according to a news release Tuesday. The school has already received its first payment of $396,518, with the rest of the money to be funded over ...

Sep 26, 2018

Officials at the University of North Carolina Wilmington had hoped to welcome employees back to work Thursday, with classes resuming Monday, Oct. 1, but those plans have changed, according to an announcement Wednesday. "Because of the significant repairs still under way at Galloway Hall and Cornerstone Hall, we were in the unfortunate position of asking those displ ...

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Business Recovery After a Disaster: First Steps to Recovery

Posted Nov 1, 2018
This Insights article was contributed by Heather McWhorter, Regional Director of the Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC)
 
Hurricane Florence had a profound impact on our community, citizens, and small businesses.
 
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Sep 24, 2018

Hundreds of workers were cleaning up and repairing the University of North Carolina Wilmington on Monday, a process that has been ongoing in the wake of Hurricane Florence. The school on South College Road issued a mandatory evacuation of its students for Sept. 11, and the hurricane made landfall near Wrightsville Beach on Sept. 14. At least 200 trees fell on campus, ...

Sep 7, 2018

Higher Ed Heights

By Lori Wilson , posted Sep 7, 2018

As students settle in to a new school year, local higher education institutions continue to grow in different ways.   Cape Fear Community College and the University of North Carolina Wilmington, for examples, have expanded offerings, via programs and infrastructure, while enrollment and application rates see the effects of this expansion.   UNCW FOLLOWS ITS L ...

Aug 30, 2018

A program aimed at building the biopharmaceutical workforce has started this week at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in partnership with Alcami Corp., and the effort just received a major boost. Alcami, a drug development and manufacturing company, and UNCW announced Thursday that they have been awarded an educational grant from the National Institute f ...

Aug 8, 2018

Cape Fear Academy on Wednesday will unveil its Science and Innovation Center, which has the goal of supporting STEM-based curriculum and fostering students' entrepreneurial skills for students. The center is 4,200 square feet at the private school and is made up of three labs that have glass garage-style doors, moveable furniture, high ceilings and concrete floors,& ...

Jul 10, 2018

CFCC Program, Grant Aim To Spark Electric Power Industry Workforce

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 10, 2018

Nine students are currently getting hands-on training and career development for work in the power sector through Cape Fear Community College's new Power Line Technician Program, developed to address the workforce needs of the utility industry. The program is now underway and got a boost in funding Tuesday with a $200,000 grant from Duke Energy and Piedmont Nat ...

Jun 29, 2018

Keith Gore has been working as a construction laborer for about two years, but after a Cape Fear Community College program, he has his eye on something more specific. Gore just completed one of the tracks in CFCC's Construction Institutes, a two-week intensive program designed to help address labor shortages in the local construction industry. The institutes offe ...

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 ...

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