Posted on October 6th, 2014 in successstories“Wake Tech gave me a community of friends who made me a smarter and stronger leader.”- Kenneth Campbell
When 23-year-old Kenneth Campbell came to Wake Tech in 2012, it was his second time around. He had earned EMT certification at Wake Tech in 2009, but when an EMS job didn’t work out as planned, he decided to return to pursue a degree. Kenneth enrolled in classes and immersed himself in the college community. He joined the Student Government Association, the Disciplinary Grievance Review Committee, among other campus organizations. He also got involved in student activity planning and served...
Posted on August 25th, 2014 in successstories"Without the support of Fostering Bright Futures, I wouldn't be where I am today."- Monica Armstrong
When Monica Armstrong started at Wake Tech in 2008, she knew that earning a college degree would be tougher for her than most. Growing up in foster care, Monica moved from home to home until she turned 18, when she “aged out” of the system and found herself on her own. She enrolled at Wake Tech, but it was even tougher than she had anticipated. “It was extremely hard,” she says.
That’s not surprising, since statistics show that of teens who emerge from the foster care system only 2%...
Posted on July 9th, 2014 in successstories“My life is completely different now.”- Samuel Conner
In 2011, Vietnam Veteran Samuel Conner did something he had always wanted to do. Retired and unemployed, he rode his motorcycle across the country to California, and then joined a veterans group on a ride from California to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Friends and family encouraged him to write a book about the experience, but he didn’t know where to start, until he took a course at Wake Tech. “It was life-changing for me!” says Sam.
The course, offered by...
Posted on June 17th, 2014 in successstories“Wake Tech laid the foundation for my career and changed my life.”- Aaron Stumb
Aaron Stumb is cooking up quite a reputation as executive chef at Durham’s highly-successful Mez Contemporary Mexican Restaurant! He’s been running the kitchen at Mez, part of the Chapel Hill Restaurant Group, since it opened six years ago, and he also teaches classes at Southern Season in Chapel Hill. Before joining Mez, Aaron learned all about kitchen management while working for a national corporate restaurant group. He also worked at several Triangle restaurants – but his first...
Posted on May 29th, 2014 in successstories“I’m appreciative of all the support I have received from the Wake Tech family.”- David Roman
David Roman is a step closer to the political career he’s dreamed about, thanks to hard work and determination – and a little help from friends at Wake Tech. David graduated in May 2014 and immediately caught a train to Washington, D.C., for a summer internship in the office of Representative David Price. That opportunity was not something he expected when he first entered Wake Tech.
David came to Wake Tech because he didn’t quite feel ready for university life.. He served as a...
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