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Posted on August 16th, 2012 in Announcements
RALEIGH, N.C. (August 15, 2012) - A record 20,216 students descended on Wake Tech’s five campuses today as the 2012-13 academic year begins. It’s the first time fall enrollment has hit the 20,000 mark in college history. Student enrollment at Wake Tech has increased more than 55% over the past five years. Wake Tech is now the largest community college in North Carolina, based on annual budget full-time equivalent enrollment.
The college continues to expand to keep up with the education and training demands of the region, with two new instructional buildings opening this fall. An 80,...
Posted on August 14th, 2012 in Announcements
RALEIGH, N.C. (August 14, 2012) - Wake Tech’s new campus police force added ten law enforcement officers to its ranks today. NC Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby swore in the officers at Wake Tech’s Public Safety Education Campus. The force will provide a safe, secure learning environment for students, faculty, and staff at Wake Tech’s five campuses and two training centers.
The group includes a 30-year veteran of the NC Highway Patrol and a retired New York City police officer, as well as former sheriff’s deputies, State Capital Police officers, and university police officers. Together they...
Posted on August 13th, 2012 in Announcements
RALEIGH, N.C. (August 10, 2012) - Wake Technical Community College, the state’s largest community college, is asking voters to approve $200 million in bonds to fund new building projects over the next five years. Wake County Commissioners unanimously agreed to place the bond referendum on the November ballot. Wake Tech’s enrollment has increased more than 55% over the past five years, and is expected to increase another 50% over the next five years. Every semester, more than 6,000 students are on waiting lists for classes that are full.
“The huge increase in Wake Tech’s student enrollment is a direct reflection of...
Posted on August 1st, 2012 in Announcements
RALEIGH, N.C. (August 1, 2012) - The Wake Tech Foundation has an important new partner in its largest-ever fundraising initiative. ABB, an international leader in power and automation technologies, has generously committed $150,000 over three years to Wake Tech’s major gifts campaign, called “The Ripple Effect.”
“Our partnership with ABB is exciting on many levels,” says Wake Tech President Dr. Stephen Scott. “It will support outstanding students, encourage creative faculty initiatives, and help Wake Tech leverage technology and equipment to serve the community better. The partnership can have a lasting impact on the local...
Posted on July 30th, 2012 in Announcements
RALEIGH, N.C. (July 30, 2012) - Wake Tech student Fiaunna Shivers has won a prestigious honor in Phi Beta Lambda’s National Leadership Conference competition, held June 24-27 in San Antonio, Texas. Phi Beta Lambda is the national student academic organization for business and leadership. Shivers, the president of Wake Tech’s local PBL chapter and vice president of the central region, earned first place in the Future Business Executive competition – the top award given at the conference. She finished above students from such highly-regarded schools as Alabama State University, Temple University, and the University of...