• Posted on November 24th, 2015 in successstories

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

    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...

  • Posted on October 26th, 2015 in successstories

    “My Wake Tech degree and continuing education propelled me into a prosperous career!”
    - Troy Richardson, Class of 1992
    Troy Richardson has an e-mail signature that reads “Proud Wake Tech Graduate, Class of 1992.”  Troy, a 48-year-old Raleigh business owner, is proud, he says, because Wake Tech gave him the tools to build his successful career. 
    After high school, Troy went straight to work for a home improvement store. When he decided, a few years later, to continue his education, he turned to Wake Tech. It was, he says, an easy choice: “I was able to pay my way...
  • Posted on August 25th, 2015 in successstories

    “I was so afraid to take a leap of faith and better my life. Now, I feel like I can accomplish anything! Wake Tech gave me the jump start I needed! ”
    - Annette Sanders
    43-year-old Annette Sanders is a Medical Claims Analyst, and she’s enjoying her work – for the first time in her life! Four years ago, she was working temp jobs with nothing permanent in sight. She knew she needed a fresh start. Her daughters as well as her family and friends urged her to go to college and earn a degree, but Annette was nervous: “I was afraid because it had been so long since I finished high school.” Despite her doubts, Annette enrolled at Wake Tech; around the same time,...
  • 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...

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