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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - When the Cape Fear Community College Board of Trustees selected Doctor Ted Spring as the schools new President, it was partly because of his enthusiasm to the mission of the community college.
And it was the variety of programs Cape Fear currently offers that attracted Doctor Spring to apply for the job.
"I had the opportunity to visit the campus here at Cape Fear, and was very surprised with what I found, not only with the number of programs, and the depth of them, but with the quality of the programs as well," said Spring.
Over 31,000 students are enrolled at Cape Fear, in a variety of classes, that range from the Culinary Arts program, to the popular truck driving curriculum at the north campus. Spring says the role the community colleges now play is more important than ever before, because of the condition of the United States economy.
"Providing people with the skills they need to get jobs, so they can earn a decent wage, to provide for their family and stay right in their own community,"said Spring.
And in the week he has been on the job, he says he has found a lot very things that are going on at CFCC, and he says we need to tell the nation about them.
"I am just absolutely spellbound about what is happening at the college, and I think it is a secret, I don't think we have really shared what Cape Fear is offering as much as we really should," said Spring.
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