Donation of $50,000 aids minority male mentoring program

By Miranda Roberts

WILMINGTON StarNews Online – The program aims to increase the retention, graduation and transfer rates of CFCC’s minority male students.

Cape Fear Community College’s Minority Male Mentoring program is now known as the Nixon Minority Male Leaders program, thanks to a $50,000 donation from an anonymous donor.

The program aims to increase the retention, graduation and transfer rates of the community college’s minority male students. The anonymous donation brings the total to $100,000 in community donations for the program. Cape Fear also receives $20,000 from the state to run the program.

The late Cornelius “Sonny” Nixon was well known by many in Wilmington as a shellfish pioneer and legendary purveyor of local oysters. A native of Wilmington, he attended New Hanover County Schools and graduated from Williston Industrial School.

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