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Posted on May 19th, 2014 in Events
RALEIGH, N.C. (May 19, 2014) - U.S. Representative David Price visited Wake Tech Community College today to announce a major grant award the college will receive from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award, more than $825,000, comes from the NSF’s Advanced Technological Education program. The funds will be used to enhance applied engineering technologies and college/university transfer programs at Wake Tech.
With the grant award, Wake Tech will integrate additive manufacturing, or AM, into the design and delivery of instruction. AM, also known as “3D printing,” is a process in which a digital model directs the layering of...
Posted on May 5th, 2014 in Events
RALEIGH, N.C. (May 5, 2014) - Excited graduates celebrated a long-deferred graduation Monday night, as Wake Tech Community College held its spring GED® and Adult High School graduation ceremony. More than 200 students earned credentials, and 72 participated in the event on Wake Tech’s main campus.
Among the student speakers was Bettie Goldston, who turned to Wake Tech to complete her high school credentials after 35 years with ConAgra Foods. After an explosion in the company’s Garner plant in 2009, ConAgra relocated to another state, and Goldston took it as a sign: “It was time for me to go back to school,” she...
Posted on May 3rd, 2014 in Events
RALEIGH, N.C. (May 3, 2014) - More than 1,400 Wake Tech students have reason to celebrate! The college held commencement exercises at the Raleigh Convention Center on Saturday, May 3, and awarded degrees and diplomas to an impressive array of proud graduates. More than 800 of those graduates participated in Saturday’s ceremony, and Wake Tech President Dr. Stephen Scott challenged them to reach beyond their comfort level in the pursuit of excellence. “Commencement does not mean the end,” he said. “It means a new beginning. Wake Tech is a beacon of light for your journey to a better life.”...
Posted on April 10th, 2014 in Events
RALEIGH, N.C. (April 10, 2014) - Wake Tech students “did the math” and won top honors last weekend at a competition among schools spanning the Southeast. The 20th annual Sophomore Level Mathematics Tournament was held at the University of North Georgia in Gainesville on Saturday, April 5th. Wake Tech dominated the event, winning first place in the team competition as well as three of the top five awards for the individual calculus test.
Seven North Carolina community colleges competed, along with colleges from Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, and Georgia.
Individual winners were:...
Posted on March 31st, 2014 in Events
RALEIGH, N.C. (March 31, 2014) - Six Wake Tech students have been earned the college’s highest achievement award, the President’s Award for Excellence. The 2014 winners are:
Kumar Chandrashekaran, Business and Public Services Technologies. He is pursuing an Associate in Arts for college transfer and an associate’s degree in Business Administration. Chandrashekaran is president of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL), a national academic organization for students in business and leadership, and won two awards at the 2013 PBL State Leadership Conference. He plans to transfer to NC State after he completes his degrees at Wake...