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CFCC celebrates construction milestone for fine arts building

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Cape Fear Community College celebrated a construction milestone this morning as the school's new Humanities & Fine Arts Center begins to take shape in downtown Wilmington.

Students, staff and community members joined together to commemorate the occasion as crews lowered a massive concrete cornerstone into place at the construction site at the corner of Second and Hanover streets.

School leaders say they are excited to see all the hard work and planning finally coming together. CFCC President Dr. Ted Spring said it was nice to see so many community members come out to show their support.

"It's a wonderful addition to the community," Dr. Spring said. "It's a 159,000 square foot, $44 million building that will provide access to our students to really do some things they have not been able to do in some of our other facilities over the years."

Before the ceremony, guests signed a wall to commemorate the big occasion and become a part of history. Dr. Spring says CFCC hopes to open the new facility next spring.

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Fine Arts Building?

What in the world does a community college need with a "fine arts building?"

Have we totally lost perspective on the purpose and goals of junior colleges?

common sense

One of the purposes of junior colleges is to prepare a student to transfer to a four year university, where credits in the arts are required.

Commonsense.....

be careful. When I say higher education should be JUST that and rail against sports I get jumped on by those who say college sports builds character etc....its not just junior colleges, its also universities.
Do we need arts? yes absolutely. We should have schools dedicated to that endeavor but not every school. Every college is trying to be everything to everybody.

Vog