Wilmington resident, Wilma W. Daniels, was officially honored at Cape Fear Community College for her years of support to the College’s Foundation. Over the past decade, Ms. Daniels has supported the College through her work on the CFCC Foundation Board and has provided scholarships and financial assistance for dozens of students.
In honor of her commitment to the College, the CFCC Board of Trustees named the former Hanover Art Gallery in her honor in December of 2012. The College officially dedicated the gallery with a name unveiling ceremony and reception that was attended by family, friends, and dignitaries on Tuesday, April 16, 2013.
“Ms. Daniels is one of our most dedicated supporters. Her generosity has played a positive role in the lives of so many of our students. It’s fitting that the art gallery bear her name,” said CFCC President, Dr. Ted D. Spring.
Mrs. Daniels thanked God, her children, grandchildren, other family members, friends, her pastor, and the leadership of both CFCC and UNCW for the support given to her. She reminded the attendees that “art is the creation of images or objects.”
She further stated, “When I first visited the gallery, I was so impressed that I said to myself, ‘This is so beautiful and I wish it were mine,’ not knowing that it would one day be Wilma W. Daniels Art Gallery.”
“It is all about the children because they are our tomorrow. We must help them to aspire in their vision and encourage them to do well at what they do best. We must educate them, for ‘a mind is a terrible thing to waste,’ and we must help them to realize that, if better is possible, then good is not enough,“ she continued.
The Wilma W. Daniels Art Gallery is located at 200 N. Hanover St., directly across the street from the site of CFCC’s Humanities and Fine Arts Center.
Each month, the gallery hosts artists’ work from throughout the region and serves as a display area for student and faculty work.