South East AHEC

South East AHEC

Serving Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover, and Pender counties.


Director of Health Careers and Workforce Diversity
South East AHEC
2511 Delaney Avenue
Wilmington, NC 28403
910-343-0161 (fax) 866-878-6630

Featured programs and activities:


CSI (Careers in Science Investigation) has been designed to offer students information about health careers and opportunities to conduct scientific experiments that relate to the human body.

Health Career Education Awareness Conference

This program provides school counselors and educators with information to heighten knowledge and awareness of the resources that are available for those who counsel students about careers.

Health Careers Symposium

An annual event that takes place on a college campus that offers area high school students the opportunity to meet health care professionals and discuss career preparation. 

Health Careers Awareness Puppet Shows

These interactive presentations feature puppets as the characters teach elementary students about healthy behaviors and health careers. 

Youth Health Service Corps

A health careers recruitment program that engages diverse high school youth as "student leaders" in meaningful community service. Students are trained using a six-module curriculum that prepares them to function in health care settings that assist the underserved.



“South East AHEC has been a wonderful resource for me. I am a parent as well as a teacher and advisor for an afterschool program. My students have had up-close experiences with health careers. We have had groups tour at the hospital and the health department, and they also shadowed various health professionals. Many of my students have attended the SAT workshops and youth health conferences. It isn’t magic that motivates students to learn – it is SEAHEC’s positive spirit, energy and enthusiasm that causes young people to listen and respond.

SEAHEC is an important forum that addresses the need for young people to be prepared and armed with the information to choose a career in the health field. I believe SEAHEC knows that many children ‘cannot be what they cannot see.’ SEAHEC is an organization that provides experiences for children to see the possibilities and see where they are needed.”

- Valarie Farnum, parent and teacher

Many students who have participated in SEAHEC programs have gone on to attend colleges and universities including:

  • Appalachian State University
  • Brunswick Community College
  • Campbell University
  • Cape Fear Community College
  • Cornell University
  • East Carolina University
  • Howard University
  • James Sprunt Community College
  • North Carolina Central University
  • North Carolina A & T State University
  • NC State University
  • Southeastern Community College
  • Spelman College
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • Winston-Salem State University

Partners in the SEAHEC region include:

  • Brunswick Community College
  • Brunswick Community Hospital
  • Brunswick County Schools
  • Brunswick Early College High School
  • College Foundation of North Carolina
  • Columbus County Schools
  • Southeastern Early College High School
  • Southeastern Community College
  • Columbus Regional Health Care System
  • Dosher Memorial Hospital
  • Duplin County Schools
  • Duplin General Hospital
  • Educational Talent Search
  • Isaac Bear Early College High School
  • James Sprunt Community College
  • New Hanover Health Network
  • NC Health Careers Access Program (NC HCAP)
  • New Hanover County Schools
  • North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
  • Pender County Schools
  • Pender Early College High School
  • Pender Memorial Hospital
  • South Carolina AHEC
  • UNC-Wilmington
  • Whiteville City Schools
  • Wilmington Early College High School
  • Wilmington Health Access for Teens