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Hickman announces retirement from CFCC

After the 35 years of working behind the scenes of Cape Fear Community College, the executive vice president is retiring. Dan Hickman has served under the leadership of four CFCC presidents. Since 1974, Hickman held a wide variety of positions at the college, starting out as a class supervisor. During his time at CFCC, Hickman served in the US Army and was in reserve until 2005, but not before spending a year in Iraq. “I've seen downtown change a lot, I've seen the college change a lot. I'm really excited about all the changes and the changes that are coming up in the next 35 years,” Hickman said. Hickman says he plans on attending classes in the future to brush up on some skills. He also wants to find time to spoil his grandkids.

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Thanks for your service!

Gen. Hickman, thank you for your service to the city of Wilmington by way of CFCC. Also, thank you for your service to your country in Vietnam and Iraq. It was a pleasure to have had the chance to meet and work with you. Enjoy your retirement, you have earned it!

Thanks Dan Hickman

Thanks Dan Hickman for the role you led at CFCC. I was honored to serve as SGA President during 1996 and had 1st hand experience in your role. You inspired me, and many others. Kevin

Dan Hickman

A multitude of super nice things were said about Dan during a surprise retirement celebration last evening at Cape Fear Community College's North Campus in the McKeithan Center. Several folks traveled great distances to share in the moment and CFCC's Board Chairman delivered Dan to the event via helicopter! (Dan was a helicopter pilot in Vietnam and flew rescue missions.) Over and over, last evening, you heard friends and co-workers talk about how helpful, unassuming and humble Dan is. Dan displayed that quality again last evening when he had his turn at the podium. He was very deliberate in redirecting attention away from himself to compliment friends, family and co-workers. And in Dan Hickman fashion, he continued what he calls "missionary work" for Cape Fear Community College. He told those in attendance what a valuable asset the College is to the residents who live, work and learn here. Just before Dan stepped away from the podium I was glad to hear him say that CFCC is still his college and he will continue to be a part of it!