Tuesday, July 16, 2024

New scholarship for CFCC students honors a local media stalwart

CFCC in downtown Wilmington. (Port City Daily/Shea Carver)

WILMINGTON — A new funding source to benefit CFCC communication studies students is being launched.

The Sandra Collette Scholarship offers $2,000 of financial support for students pursuing media and communication studies. 

Funded by the local Coach Bill Dooley Education Foundation (CBDEF) — which started in 2017 — the scholarship started in honor of media professional Sandra “Sandy” Collette. Colette has worked with CFCC, as well as other local organizations, such as the North Carolina Azalea Festival, for 45 years.

Collette also has dedicated time to nonprofits and organizations in town including the United Way, March of Dimes, Hope Abounds, Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame and the Coach Bill Dooley Education Foundation.

“This scholarship serves as both a tribute to her career and community involvement, as well as a valuable opportunity for our students in media and communications to advance their education,” Jim Morton, CFCC president, said in a press release.

Students interested in applying for the scholarship can contact the Cape Fear Community College Foundation.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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