FTCC Press Releases - 2015

03/26 - FTCC to Host 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing Competition

03/19 - Lt. General (Ret.) Daniel Bolger to Speak at NC Historians Conference

01/23 - FTCC Announces $40,000 Donation from Nationwide Insurance Company



Fayetteville Tech to Host 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing (AM) Competition with Military and Industry Partners at Spring Lake Campus on March 30-31, 2015

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – March 26, 2015 - Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) and the University of North Carolina (UNC), US Army Research Office (ARO), US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC), the North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC), Practical Scientific Solutions, and 3DSystems will host a 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing (AM) Competition at FTCC's Spring Lake Campus facility on March 30-31, 2015. The campus is located at 171 Laketree Boulevard, Spring Lake, NC 28390.

ARO, a division of Army Research Laboratory (ARL), seeks to assess, convey, and advance capabilities surrounding 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing for the benefit of the Army and of the USASOC. The competition will be a dynamic design competition where military personnel from USASOC at Fort Bragg and selected UNC and FTCC students will form teams to design concepts and build prototypes for potential military applications.

"FTCC is pleased to host this 3D Printing Competition that will foster collaboration among academia, military, and industry to meet future needs of our military," said Dr. Larry Keen, President of Fayetteville Technical Community College. "This competition will help grow important programs at FTCC to support the advanced manufacturing industry and the military."

The competition will:

FTCC, UNC, and USASOC participants will be divided into five teams to envision, design, and begin creation of a prototype/mock-up for some component that either exists and does not meet a current or future USASOC need OR does not yet exist and could meet current and future USASOC need(s). Teams will be given access to design tools (ex: CAD software), state-of-the-art 3D printers, 3D scanners, 3D design experts, and related equipment.

During the 2-day event, briefs, presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on educational opportunities will take place in order to educate the participants on designing for 3D and other topics germane to AM and 3D printing.

At the conclusion of the competition, participants and observers will have a vastly increased understanding of what AM is and what it may be able to do for their mission in the future.

For additional information, contact Courtney Smedick at Courtney@ncmbc.us or 877-245-5520.

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Fayetteville Tech Announces Lieutenant General Daniel Bolger, USA, Ret., to Speak at NC Historians Conference

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – March 19, 2015 - Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) and the North Carolina Association of Historians announced today that Lieutenant General Daniel Bolger, USA, Ret., will be the keynote speaker for the North Carolina Association of Historians' Conference being held on the FTCC Fayetteville campus, March 27-28, 2015. His lecture is scheduled for Friday, March 27, 2015, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Cumberland Hall Auditorium located at 2201 Hull Road, Fayetteville, NC. The event is opened to the public.

Daniel P. Bolger of Aurora, Illinois, is an author, historian, and retired Lieutenant General of the United States Army. He currently holds a special faculty appointment in the Department of History at North Carolina State University, where he teaches Military History. He is also the author of books, such as "Why We Lost," "Americans at War," "The Battle for Hunger Hill," and "Death Ground." In his book "Why We Lost," Bolger makes the firm case that in Iraq and Afghanistan, we lost - but we didn't have to. General Bolger is also a contributing editor and columnist for Army magazine and a former columnist for Signal magazine.

General Bolger received his commission from The Citadel in 1978 and his master's and doctorate in history from the University of Chicago in 1986. His professional education includes the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced courses, the Command and General Staff College, and the Army War College. He also taught history at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.

During his 35 years of service, General Bolger earned five Bronze Star Medals (one for valor) and the Combat Action Badge. His notable military commands included serving as Commanding General of the Combined Security Transition Command in Afghanistan and Commander of the NATO Training Mission in Afghanistan (2011-2013); commanding General of the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas (deployed to Baghdad, 2009-2010); the Coalition Military Assistance Training Team in Iraq (2005-2006); and U.S. Army Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations.

The North Carolina Association of Historians offers opportunities for historians in all fields - American, World, European, state and local - to meet, discuss research, and exchange ideas with colleagues throughout the state of North Carolina.

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Fayetteville Tech Announces $40,000 Donation from Nationwide Insurance Company for Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology Center

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – January 23, 2015 - Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) announced today that Nationwide Insurance Company has agreed to donate $40,000 to the College's new Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology Center. The money will be used specifically for tools and equipment for the program to ensure that students have the most up-to-date equipment possible.

The check presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. at the new Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology Center located at 2821 Procurement Circle (Military Business Park), Fayetteville, NC. Key Nationwide executives will be on hand to make the presentation including Jim Gadberry, Associate Vice President.

"We are thrilled to be partnering with Fayetteville Technical Community College," said Jim Gadberry. "This program not only helps veterans find new jobs at Nationwide after leaving the military, but also helps us find qualified adjusters who are trained in collision repair. Our goal after a claim is to help put our members' lives back together and we need qualified repair shops that can quickly and safely repair their vehicles. Without them, we're not able to fulfill our promise to members."

Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor's. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto, commercial, homeowners and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; banking and mortgages; specialty health; pet, motorcycle, boat, and farm insurance.

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