Monday, July 15, 2024

CFCC names new nursing and allied health building

A rendering for the Dan and Sheila Saklad Health and Human Services Center, the new allied health building at CFCC. (Courtesy CFCC)

WILMINGTON — Cape Fear Community College has announced the name for its new allied health building at 315 N. Front St. the City of Wilmington purchased for it October 2022.

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The building will be named the Dan and Sheila Saklad Health and Human Services Center. The Saklad’s donated $3 million to the building.

The center opened and started serving students on January 5, 2024. Phase II of the building renovations will include a new dental clinic, additional space for dental assistant and hygienist programs, and additional nursing classrooms, simulation spaces, and faculty offices.

“I am honored to contribute to Cape Fear Community College, a longstanding beneficiary of our support,” Dan Saklad said in a press release. “This investment further strengthens our regional healthcare workforce, a profession near and dear to Sheila and my family. I hope that this contribution empowers future healthcare professionals and makes a lasting impact on the health and well-being of our community.”

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