• Posted on April 27th, 2016 in successstories

    “Wake Tech gave me the opportunity to outdo myself – inside and outside the classroom!”
    - Enzo Codella, Class of 2016

    Twenty-one-year-old Enzo Codella has accomplished a lot in a short amount of time. He’s only been in the United States since 2012. Enzo was born and raised in Venezuela and moved to Clayton, North Carolina, with big dreams: “I wanted to make a better life for myself.” With several odd jobs, he earned enough money to enroll at Wake Tech. “I could afford the courses,” he says, “and the campus is really diverse. Wake Tech was my first choice.” 

    Enzo quickly impressed instructors...

  • Posted on April 5th, 2016 in successstories

    "Wake Tech is where I found myself!”
    - Latesha Sharpe, Class of 2016

    Latesha Sharpe says she is “humbled and proud” to have been selected as this year’s Scott Scholar. Rightly so – she was among dozens of applicants for the Stephen C. Scott Presidential Scholar Award, Wake Tech’s most prestigious scholarship. A stay-at-home mom just a few years ago, Latesha is now on her way to the career she has always desired.  

    Ever since she was a teen, Latesha has wanted to be a nurse. After high school she started taking classes at UNC-Charlotte,...

  • Posted on January 27th, 2016 in successstories

    “The education you receive at Wake Tech will go as far as you want to take it!”
    - Adam Purvis, Class of 2012
    Sometimes a little advice can go a long way. For Adam Purvis, it went all the way from Raleigh to Uganda – and Adam went from student to entrepreneur to children’s advocate in a very short time.
    It started at Wake Tech, where Adam earned a degree in Simulation and Game Development in 2012. He had taken his classes at night while maintaining a full-time job in an architecture firm. By the time he graduated, he wanted more than an entry-level job in game...
  • Posted on December 17th, 2015 in successstories

    “Wake Tech helped put me on a new path and gave me the opportunity to succeed.”
    - Gwendolyn Jammeh, Class of 2015

    In her own words.  Watch Gwendolyn's story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkChlOcl_Eo

    48-year-old Gwendolyn Jammeh is a proud Wake Tech graduate. She completed an associate’s degree in Business Administration, and she considers that milestone a symbol of just how much she has accomplished.
    For more than 20 years, Gwendolyn battled drug addiction, going in and...
  • Posted on November 24th, 2015 in successstories

    “Wake Tech helped me realize who I am and where I want to be.”
    - Michael Cheramie, Class of 2015

    Michael Cheramie is a 27-year-old army reservist who lives in Raleigh – a long way from the war zone where he served in Afghanistan. Michael is now working on a new mission, one that has been several years in the making: educating children.  

    Michael enlisted in the army after high school. He served for four years, including a deployment to Afghanistan, before transferring to the army reserves. In 2010, he decided he wanted to continue his...

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