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Embrace culture and nature with Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College

The college has created an environment that embodies its values and embraces the surrounding landscape as an extension of the teaching and learning environment. From the outdoor classroom where students and community members can learn under the sky to the medicine garden, expertly shaped like a turtle to cultivate traditional medicines and preserve traditional teachings, each step on campus offers more surprises. The rotunda is an architectural beauty that is also deeply spiritual in meaning. Beams fashioned from trees on the land frame the space, and the walls allow light and nature to flood the room—and your imagination.  

Bringing learning to life at Cape Fear Community College

Wilmington, N.C., has served as the set for popular movies and TV shows like “Dawson’s Creek,” “One Tree Hill,” and “Iron Man 3,” And, with its vibrant downtown and a sun-kissed shoreline, it’s no surprise that nestled within this scenic, coastal city is the dynamic Cape Fear Community College (CFCC). Named after the Cape Fear River, CFCC is the fifth-largest community college in North Carolina and home to a growing student body and a dedicated faculty.

Creating more just outcomes for students

The nation’s progress

The United States faces a growing need for talent. Many more people of all races, ethnicities, ages, and income levels will need college degrees, certificates, industry certifications, and other credentials to join or remain in the middle class.

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Talking about race

To achieve justice for people who are Black, Hispanic, Latino, and Native American through increased learning, we must help people understand why that’s important, what systemic barriers exist, and how we can make a difference.

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