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  • Posted on December 18th, 2012 in Announcements

    RALEIGH, N.C.  (December 18, 2012) - Wayne Brower, director of Wake Tech’s Fire Services program, has been awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. The award, given by the governor’s office, is North Carolina’s highest civilian honor. It was presented to Brower today at the Wake Tech Board of Trustees meeting.

    The award recognizes Brower’s 43 years of service to the citizens of North Carolina, from Reidsville to Raleigh. He began volunteering in fire safety services while still in high school and went on to a professional career as a dedicated firefighter, paramedic, fire chief and fire services educator. Brower joined...

  • Posted on December 18th, 2012 in Announcements

    RALEIGH, N.C. (December 10, 2012) - Creativity and competition are in the spotlight at Wake Tech! Pre-Engineering students from Wake Tech and Piedmont Community College faced off on Main Campus December 1 to showcase a prototype for a solar charging station for laptops and mobile devices. More than 100 students worked in teams to design a charging station powered by photovoltaic (PV) panels. Wake Tech teams took home top honors and showed off their designs to President Stephen Scott and other college leaders.

    First Place:                 ...

  • Posted on December 18th, 2012 in Announcements

    RALEIGH, N.C. (December 18, 2012) - Wake Tech Community College is getting help from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to improve graduation rates. Wake Tech is one of five North Carolina community colleges who will share a $4.3 million grant award as part of a national initiative called Completion by Design. The initiative is designed to help more young people finish college with a degree, certificate or other credential. The other North Carolina community colleges participating are Guilford Tech, Central Piedmont, Martin and Davidson. They were selected because of their innovative ideas and approaches for improving completion rates...

  • Posted on December 17th, 2012 in Announcements

    RALEIGH, N.C. ­(December 15, 2012) - Wake Tech Community College hosted commencement exercises for fall 2012 graduates today in the gymnasium on Main Campus. More than 500 students received degrees and diplomas in two ceremonies. The first ceremony included graduates in career programs (associate in applied science degrees) such as business, computer technologies, engineering, health sciences and vocational trades. The second ceremony included graduates in the associate in arts and associate in science degree programs for college/university transfer. Graduates ranged in age from 19 to 58.

    The commencement speaker for the...

  • Posted on December 17th, 2012 in Announcements

    RALEIGH, N.C. (December 14, 2012) - Students of all ages who never completed high school finally turned their tassels in front of joyful family and friends. Wake Tech Community College held its fall graduation ceremony tonight for students receiving their GED or Adult High School diploma. The event took place in the gymnasium on Wake Tech’s main campus.

    Among the student speakers was Andrea Cantu, who dropped out of high school when she became pregnant at the age of 16. “My family showed me that anything is possible,” Cantu said. “Now that I have my GED I want to become a nurse!”

    Another graduate, Celia Rivera, shared...

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