CFCC paves the way to a university education

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Jamir Jumoke is a husband, a father, and soon a college graduate.

However, a college degree wasn’t always something that Jamir thought he could get.

Prior to enrolling at Cape Fear Community College, Jamir’s life was filled with uncertainty.

“Due to some of the adversities of my past, being a college student was not something I necessarily envisioned for my future,” Jamir said.

“My life truly is night and day compared to where I was 10 years ago.”

At a young age, Jamir was diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD. Because of these challenges and other social variables he dropped out of school in the seventh grade. Looking back on the years following that time, Jamir said that he found himself immersed within a culture of “poor decision making.”

Wanting  more from his life, Jamir began taking pre-GED classes and ultimately earned his GED from CFCC in 2011.

His success gave him the confidence to tackle his next educational goal: A college degree.

He enrolled in CFCC’s college transfer program with his sights set on a university education.

Over the years, Jamir says that he has not only matured academically, but professionally as well.

“The college helped me in tap into my own potential as not only an academic achiever but also as a leader. There are so many examples of the great things this school has done for my personal and professional confidence,” Jamir said.

During his time at CFCC, Jamir became involved in the college’s student government association, and was elected student government association president in 2012. In that role, he served as the primary student representative at regular college leadership meetings and board of trustees meetings. In May, he spoke to a crowd of over 600 community leaders at the college’s annual Gift of Education luncheon, which raised over $500,000 for student scholarships. Outside of the college, he is active in several non-profit organizations and serves on the board of directors at the Cape Fear Literacy Council.

“My life truly is night and day compared to where I was 10 years ago.”

When he transfers to UNCW this fall, he will be one of the first people from his family to attend a major university.

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