• 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...

  • 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,...

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