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  • Posted on November 1st, 2012 in Announcements

    RALEIGH, N.C. (October 18, 2012) - “You are our experts!” Those were the words of Wake Tech President Dr. Stephen Scott tonight at Wake Tech’s annual dinner honoring the College’s 60 advisory committees. More than 400 professionals from the community serve on these committees, which support Wake Tech by helping to shape programs and ensure the relevance of course content and instruction.

    Dr. Scott thanked committee members for their commitment to Wake Tech and lauded them for the wealth of expertise they contribute, saying, “You are our secret weapon.” The guest speaker was Allen Burchett, Senior Vice...

  • Posted on October 22nd, 2012 in Announcements

    RALEIGH, N.C. (October 17, 2012) - It’s another first for Wake Tech Community College: Wake Tech is the first community college in the nation to experiment with a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). A MOOC is aimed at large-scale participation and open access via the web, and Wake Tech will begin offering one in developmental math in Spring 2013. The course will provide pre-algebra and beginning algebra in a modular format. There is no instructor; students navigate the material at their own pace and monitor their own progress through directed self-assessments. The MOOC will be free, and anyone can register.

    “We believe this...

  • Posted on October 17th, 2012 in Announcements

    RALEIGH, N.C. (October 11, 2012) - The SunTrust Foundation will continue its generous support of vital Wake Tech programs with a second contribution to the Wake Tech Foundation’s major gifts campaign, called “The Ripple Effect.” The SunTrust Foundation has presented Wake Tech President Dr. Stephen Scott with a check for $35,000 to fund the newly-created SunTrust Foundation Financial Literacy Initiative. The program will focus on equipping Wake Tech students and employees with financial literacy skills.

    “This initiative couldn’t be timelier, as student debt continues to rise nationwide,” President Scott says, “and we’re...

  • Posted on September 27th, 2012 in Announcements

    RALEIGH, N.C. (September 25, 2012) - “Be passionate about what you do!” That’s the advice from Patty Briguglio, founder and CEO of MMI Public Relations, a full-service PR firm headquartered in Cary. Briguglio shared secrets of her success at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh today at a special event sponsored by the Wake Tech/Wells Fargo Center for Entrepreneurship.

    Briguglio told other small business owners and would-be entrepreneurs that the key to starting a business is to “under promise and over deliver.” “Always do what you say you’re going to do AND have fun,” she said. Briguglio has led her public relations firm to...

  • Posted on September 24th, 2012 in Announcements

    RALEIGH, N.C. (September 24, 2012) - Wake Tech instructor Timothy Lucas has received Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification from the Aveta Business Institute. Six Sigma is a highly-regarded approach to quality improvement and increased efficiency in business practices. Master Black Belt is the highest of four levels of Six Sigma certification, qualifying those who earn it to train, coach and mentor others. Lucas now teaches the Black Belt certification program – a first for Wake Tech – in the Business and Industry Center at the Western Wake Campus in Cary.

    “Tim’s accomplishment in reaching Master Black Belt status puts Wake Tech...

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