• Posted on July 1st, 2015 in successstories

    “I wanted formal art training, and Wake Tech offered that. I learned so much in those two years. It was fantastic!”
    - Kat Launey
    68-year-old Kat Launey isn’t slowing down in retirement: She graduated from Wake Tech in May 2015 with an Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) degree. Just one month later, Kat displayed her artwork in a solo show! Her collection, Memories and Mysteries, was exhibited for a month at Chatham Hill Winery in Cary – and featured during Cary Art Loop, an art crawl held on the final Friday of each month.
    Kat, a retired school psychologist who lives in Louisburg, has...
  • Posted on June 3rd, 2015 in successstories

    “Wake Tech gave me the opportunity to explore the world of business and my passion for computers – it was an outstanding experience!”
    - Rye Robinson

    Rye Robinson is on a mission: He wants to own a software development company – and he has a plan to make that happen. Rye enrolled at Wake Tech after graduating from high school a year early. He says the decision was an easy one because he lives in nearby Fuquay-Varina. “The college was close to home and cost effective,” he says.

    Rye quickly immersed himself in the college community. He was elected president of the Student Government Association and joined several clubs: Sigma Alpha...

  • Posted on April 21st, 2015 in successstories

    “It would have been impossible for me to get to campus for classes. Wake Tech’s online program was exactly what I needed!”
    - Veronica Bowers

    Job-hunting takes a lot of effort, but for Veronica Bowers the process is not nearly as daunting as it used to be. As a young mother of two with only a string of temporary jobs on her resume, Veronica realized she would need a college degree to find stable, long-term employment. She turned to Wake Tech to make that happen. “I felt that of all the community colleges, Wake Tech would be the most impressive on a resume – and provide the best education,” she says.

    Veronica knew it would...

  • Posted on February 11th, 2015 in successstories

    “I’m making good money doing something I enjoy. I have Wake Tech to thank for that!”
    - Justin Attenweiler

    Like a lot of young adults, 23-year-old Justin Attenweiler thought he knew a thing or two about beer – but he decided to enroll in Wake Tech’s craft beer brewing class to learn more about the industry. Today, he’s cellarman at Big Boss Brewing Company in Raleigh! He’s in charge of a variety of tasks, including carbonating beer, labeling bottles, cleaning kegs, and handling orders from distributors.

    Justin’s new career began just a few months ago, right after he completed the class in...

  • Posted on January 21st, 2015 in successstories

    “I didn’t realize I had this talent!”
    - Sarah Schwepker

    Sarah Schwepker has always had a creative side, but she didn’t realize the scope of her talent until recently. When Sarah enrolled at Wake Tech, she didn’t have a clear idea of which career path she might take. In an art class, she caught the attention of associate professor Kelly Murray: “She wasn’t just going through the motions – I could tell she had a true interest and passion for the arts.” Murray encouraged Sarah to consider Wake Tech’s brand new Associate in Fine Arts degree program...

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