A rundown of awards and accomplishments in the Cape Fear area for April:
Wilmington Contractors Association Presented Gift to Fund CFCC Construction Student Scholarships
Wilmington Contractors Association presented Cape Fear Community College with a $4,500 gift to benefit the Wallace and Virginia West Endowed Scholarship fund and the Thurman Watts Book Scholarship.
“By contributing to CFCC, we consider it an honor to provide scholarship assistance to construction students,” WCA President Laura Williams said. “It is our hope that with the education they receive from CFCC, they can celebrate their achievements and enter the workforce fully equipped.”
Stargell Foundation Advances Dialysis Care with Grant to NHRMC Foundation
The Willie Stargell Foundation presented a $50,000 grant to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation in support of continued dialysis care for those battling kidney disease.
NHRMC looks forward to adding “Team Willie,” a new hemodialysis machine and water purification system that will bring care directly to the emergency department and can be used throughout the hospital for emergency care. The funding will also support a nutritional program and provide continuing education opportunities for our nurses to help develop their skills in treating patients at every stage in their disease.
Pender County Schools announces principal appointments
The Pender County Board of Education appointed several new principals for the 2018-19 school year during its regular Board meeting on Tuesday, April 10. Brian Allen will be the principal of Surf City Elementary School, Dr. Anna Romero-Lehrer will be the principal of Surf City Middle School and Jake Lawrence will be the principal of Topsail Middle School
“We are excited to announce the principals of Surf City Elementary School and Surf City Middle School, as well as new leadership at Topsail Middle School,” said Dr. Steven Hill, superintendent of Pender County Schools. “We are confident the named principals will establish and maintain a strong academic foundation that will continue to support Pender County as a leading school district in the State of North Carolina.”
The Landfall Foundation awards WARM $25,000 for office expansion
The Landfall Foundation awarded $25,000 to board and staff members of Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry (WARM).
WARM is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to make urgent, safety-related repairs and accessibility upgrades for elderly, disabled, and other low-income homeowners in Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender Counties. WARM’s work helps residents remain in their homes.
“The volunteers keep coming, funds for building materials are reliable, and the demand for our services is high. Space limitations were really the only thing keeping WARM from going to the next level of service to the community,” JC Lyle, WARM’s Executive Director said. “We recently completed our workshop and now The Landfall Foundation is ensuring we have the necessary office space. We are very grateful.”
UNCW named first North Carolina university subchapter of AUSA’s Braxton Bragg Chapter
UNCW is now host to the first university subchapter of the Braxton Bragg Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) in North Carolina. AUSA, a nonprofit educational and professional development association, works to recognize, support and honor those who have served. The Braxton Bragg is the largest chapter of AUSA, housing more members than the other 120 sites worldwide.
The UNCW subchapter of AUSA will work alongside the greater Wilmington community to provide access to support services like educational scholarships, networking events and professional development opportunities for active duty reservists, veterans, military spouses and their family members.
“This partnership will be a tremendous benefit to our military-affiliated students and service members in the area,” Jess Boersma, subchapter president and associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, said. “We are always looking for ways to bridge the gaps between the community, the university and our military members. This subchapter will provide meaningful connections and unmatched resources to this integral population.”
American Legion contributes to Smith Field press box
The American Legion Post 167 in Hampstead, North Carolina donated $8,000 to Smith Field for a press box. Recently a plaque was installed on the side of the press box to acknowledge the contribution of the local post.
“One of our four pillars in the Legion is Youth,” Jim Williams said, who oversees the athletic committee in the local American Legion. “We sponsor at least one baseball team per season.”
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