Cape Fear Academy is proud of its 1,300 alumni and the many ways in which they go further. In our 50 year history, alumni have positioned themselves around the world, engaged in an array of professions, community service, social justice work, and leadership roles.


Eddie Wetherill – Class of 1973
Vice President of Wetherill Engineering
Eddie is the Principal in Charge at Wetherill Engineering. He is the Project Manager and Lead Engineer for roadway design, structure, hydraulic and civil/site design and construction projects. His field of special expertise includes the analysis and design of concrete and steel bridges, bridge inspection and load ratings, preparation of bridge and roadway plans, specifications writing, estimating, computer-aided design (CAD), and supervision and direction of personnel. He has experience in highway design, site design and layout, drainage facilities, utilities, traffic control, signing and pavement marking, erosion control, stormwater, construction cost estimates, specifications and contract documents for letting and supervising the location surveys.


Betsy Hughes-Formella – Class of 1973
Independent Contractor for Strategic and Clinical Consulting
Betsy is an Independent Contractor for Strategic and Clinical Consulting, Dermatology Product Development. She was formally the Director Business Development and Consulting at bioskin. A graduate of University of Georgia, with a PhD in Philosophy and Physiology, Betsy resides in Hamburg, Germany.


Georgia Cherry – Class of 2003
Commercial Director with Gartner (Formerly Corporate Executive Board)
CEB is now part of Gartner, the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. In this role, Georgia oversees a team of account managers who serve sales executives at midsized companies. We retain and grow our partnerships with our clients by helping them solve mission critical commercial challenges.


Brian Wiese – Class of 2007
Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine, Athletics Health Care Administrator & Head Football Athletic Trainer at Central Michigan University
Since attending CFA, Brian has been athletic trainer with University of Kentucky football (part of masters degree), New York Giants football (summer internship) and a trainer for the football team at East Carolina University. He is now Head Football trainer for Central Michigan University.


Alex Flohr – Class of 2012
Founder/CEO of Prysmic
After a scary personal experience during her senior year in high school, she came up with a concept for a Medical Emergency network, Prysmic, which is patent pending. She brought the idea with her to Georgia Tech to develop it further. After participating and vetting the idea in several product development and entrepreneurial based classes, she brought it to Ideas2Serve, a social entrepreneurship competition at Georgia Tech, where the idea was awarded second by Georgia Tech professor and Atlanta venture capitalists. Prysmic has also completed the CREATE-X 12-week incubator program Startup Summer.


Abbey Hale – Class of 2013
Marketing Assistant for Academy of Motion Pictures
Abbey is the Marketing Assistant for The Academy, which has meant wearing many different hats! Mainly, she helps the marketing team execute all the creative ideas related to the brand. In recent months they have been focusing on the 90th Oscars and the 90th Oscar Nominations Announcement. Her team has worked a lot fine-tuning the 90th creative campaign, making brand related materials for Oscar related events, and maintaining a unique social media presence throughout the season. She writes, “my love of performing and entertainment definitely blossomed while doing theater at CFA!” Carrying that interest over to college, she became involved in Student Television and sought out internships in the entertainment industry and also held marketing leadership roles in a few different student organizations in the journalism school.