Bait club’s scholarship for Cape Fear Community College students will ‘one day keep us fishing’

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The R/V Cape Hatteras has been apart of CFCC's Marine Technology program since 2013. The program just received a donation from a local fishing club for scholarships in the program. Photo courtesy of CFCC.
The R/V Cape Hatteras has been apart of CFCC’s Marine Technology program since 2013. The program just received a donation from a local fishing club for scholarships in the program. Photo courtesy of CFCC.

WILMINGTON – A local fishing club has donated $2,500 to Cape Fear Community College’s Marine Technology Program.

The college received the donation from Got-Em-On-Live Bait Club, which will be added to the club’s endowed scholarship for students studying in the marine technology program, according to CFCC Spokeswoman Sonya Johnson.

The club has supported the marine technology program since 2012. The Got-Em-On Live Bait Club was established in 1980 with 17 members and has grown to include over 300 family memberships. The fishing club hosts fishing and golf tournaments each year to raise funds for local charities and other organizations in the Wilmington area.

“They’ve got a great program, one of the best in the states. We want to give the scholarship to a group that will one day keep us fishing,” President of Got-Em-On Live Bait Club Butch Martin said.

Capt. Butch Martin, President of Got-Em-On Live Bait Club, presents a check for scholarships to Margaret Robison, Executive Director of the Cape Fear Community College Foundation.
Capt. Butch Martin, President of Got-Em-On Live Bait Club, presents a check for scholarships to Margaret Robison, Executive Director of the Cape Fear Community College Foundation.

The marine technology curriculum is designed to provide the practical skills and academic background essential for success in marine scientific support. In spring of 2013 the college purchased the R/V Cape Hatteras from the National Science Foundation. This ship has a 30 year pedigree of providing a platform for ocean research science.

To learn more about CFCC’s Marine Technology program visit the website, or call 910-362-7000.