• Posted on October 6th, 2016 in successstories

    “I could have been just another high school dropout. At Wake Tech, I learned how to be an author – and now I’m published and I have a book deal!”
    - Heather Leah, Class of 2007

    Thirty-four-year-old Heather Leah has accomplished a lot: She’s a published author who co-founded a non-profit, and she also serves as marketing director for a Raleigh creative arts school. Her success, she says, is no accident.   

    In high school, Heather dreamed of becoming a writer but dropped out of school after a counselor told her that dream was not realistic. She was not at all ready to give up on her education, however. Heather enrolled in Wake Tech’s Adult High...

  • Posted on October 4th, 2016 in successstories

    "I look forward to coming to class now. That’s the difference."
    - Hannah Moyles, Class of 2018

    When Hannah Moyles graduated from Wake Forest-Rolesville High School, she did what many valedictorians do: She headed off to a university – in Hannah’s case, Duke University. She chose neuroscience as her major, but something was missing. She didn’t enjoy it as she had hoped she would. So, after two years, she left Duke and enrolled at Wake Tech to pursue her true passion: cooking!

    “It just wasn’t for me,” she says. “I could never see myself in a career in that field.”


  • Posted on September 7th, 2016 in successstories

    "Work hard and good things will come to you."
    - Laura Fahnestock, Class of 1989

    Laura Fahnestock is a 1989 graduate of Wake Tech’s Criminal Justice program and Fuquay-Varina’s first female police chief! She’s following the precedent set by her father, a former captain in the Raleigh Police Department, who allowed her to tag along whenever possible. “Not many people get to work with their father in the field,” she says. Laura credits his influence, the work ethic both of her parents instilled, and the education she received at Wake Tech for starting her on an inspiring...

  • Posted on July 25th, 2016 in successstories

    “I love the professors at Wake Tech. They’re here to help you and invest in you.”
    - Mae Siggins, Class of 2016

    Mae Siggins is an ambitious 20-year-old whose career is taking off. She’s a 2016 Wake Tech graduate with an associate’s degree in Information Systems Security. Her education, she says, started her on a path to success. 

    A friend’s college experiences sparked her interest in enrolling at Wake Tech. She was impressed by the array of degree options – and happy to find that her education would be affordable. And the small class sizes made learning a lot more inviting, Mae says: “I...

  • Posted on June 15th, 2016 in successstories

    “I always recommend Wake Tech!”
    - Johnny Wood, Class of 1994

     As a Senior Associate at Dewberry, Johnny Wood has worked on a number of building projects across the Triangle, including some at Wake Tech, his alma mater! Johnny knows Wake Tech well: It’s where he received training that launched the career he has enjoyed for more than 20 years. “My brother earned an architectural engineering degree from Wake Tech and has been an electrical designer for many years,” Johnny says. “I saw how successful he was, and that sparked my interest in the...

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