New Bern, N.C. – The Craven Community College Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 8th annual Community Fabric Awards, an annual event that presents three awards for individual, educational and business leadership in the community.
The Community Fabric Awards were created by the Craven Community College Foundation to celebrate and showcase excellence in leadership as demonstrated by outstanding initiative, impact of service and inspiration of others.
“It is such an honor to be involved with the Community Fabric Awards,” said Lloyd Griffith, president of the Craven Community College Foundation. “In just a few short years, these awards have developed into one of the most prestigious honors a person can attain in our community.”
Nominations for 2018 are now being accepted for all three awards (individual, business and educator) at https://foundation.cravencc.edu/pages/community-fabric-awards-nominations. Nominations opened Monday, Jan. 11, 2018 and will close at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. All three award recipients will then be selected by anonymous and independent committees.
Previous individual winners include Dr. Jim Congleton, New Bern Alderman Sabrina Bengel, Nelson Bell McDaniel, Gen. Tom Braaten USMC (Ret.), David L. Ward, Jr. and Robert L. “Bob” Mattocks. Business winners include Century 21 Zaytoun-Raines, The UPS Store, A Dog’s Dream, Mitchell Hardware, Moen, CarolinaEast Health System and Minges Bottling Group, Inc.-Pepsi. Previous educators to receive the award include David Wang, Dr. Shelly Hines-Brooks; Jessica Cofield, Jeffrey Brown, Jessica Saxon and Dr. Donald Carpenetti and Dr. Bruce Waugh.
Funds raised through event sponsorships and tickets are used to support the Craven Community College Foundation’s programs, as well as equipment, facilities and emerging initiatives of Craven Community College. The event creates awareness of and support for Craven Community College and showcases students and their accomplishments. To date, the Community Fabric Awards have netted more than $265,000 in support of the Foundation’s mission.
For 40 years, the Craven Community College Foundation has supported the vision of higher education for the residents of Craven County and beyond. Established in 1977, the Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides financial support to students through scholarships and funding for programs, equipment, new and emerging initiatives, facilities and other priorities on the New Bern and Havelock campuses.
“The Community Fabric Awards have a ripple effect that measures far beyond one single event,” said Charles Wethington, Craven Community College executive director of institutional advancement. “This event helps the Foundation fulfill our mission of supporting students to reach their career goals and dreams. That’s an impact that changes lives forever.”
The 8th annual Community Fabric Awards will be held Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. The event begins at noon and individual tickets go on sale Monday, March 19. For more about the Community Fabric Awards, call 252-638-7351 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.