Nominations sought for 5th Annual Community Fabric Awards

Community Fabric Awards

New online applications now available

Craven Community College Foundation (CCC Foundation) announced that nominations are now being accepted for its fifth annual Community Fabric Awards (CFA), and that nominations can now be accepted online. The online form is available by going to www.CravenCC.edu/cfa. People are invited to nominate an individual or business that has made significant impact in the community.

The goal of the yearly CFA program is to recognize an individual and a business who represent examples of outstanding community service, public service and/or significant charitable or philanthropic contributions that benefit Craven County and eastern North Carolina. A CCC educator is also recognized at the awards luncheon for her or his leadership in education.

This year’s annual CFA luncheon will be held Tuesday, April 21, 2015 to recognize winners. Over the past four years the Foundation has raise more than $100,000, and plans to raise $50,000 this year in honor of the college’s 50th anniversary. The funds raised support programs, equipment, facilities and new initiatives at CCC.

“There are so many individuals and businesses, who contribute to the quality of life in our community, that are deserving of this recognition,” said Judy Eurich, the executive director of CCC institutional advancement and CCC Foundation. “I encourage everyone to submit a nomination even if she or he thinks someone else might nominate the same individual or person. We hope to have an excellent pool of candidates to choose from again this year,” she added.

Craven Community College Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation. It was founded in 1977 to provide financial support to the college’s students and programs. The annual Community Fabric Awards is the premier fundraiser for the college’s Foundation. In support of the mission of Craven Community College, the Foundation offers the community a vehicle for providing financial assistance, promotes self-sufficiency by enabling students with financial needs, facilitates community access to the College’s resources, serves as an ambassador for the College to the general public, and enhances the College’s education goals. The Foundation’s volunteer board is chaired by board president Jonathan Segal.

Founded in 1965, Craven Community College is part of the North Carolina Community College System. In the 2014-15 academic year, the college celebrates its 50th year as an independent institution. With campuses in New Bern and Havelock-Cherry Point, Craven serves about 3,200 curriculum students and more than 10,000 continuing education students each year. The college offers a wide range of associate degree and certificate programs, as well as college transfer courses, career and occupational offerings, partnerships with four-year universities, specialized workforce training options, developmental studies and basic skills classes. Craven Early College High School programs are available on both campuses. Craven is also home to Public Radio East, one of the few community colleges nationally with this distinction. For more information about the college, visit www.cravencc.edu.

Submitted by: Deborah Kania, Director of Marketing, Communications and Development Liaison, Craven Community College

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