• 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...

  • 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,...

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