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  • Posted on June 9th, 2014 in Events

    RALEIGH, N.C. (June 9, 2014) - Wake Tech’s well-known, state-of-the-art Health Sciences Campus, adjacent to WakeMed in Raleigh, has a new name: Today, college officials dedicated the Perry Health Sciences Campus to honor Jim Perry, Chair of Wake Tech’s Board of Trustees, and his wife, Becky. The Perrys have been longtime supporters of health sciences programs at the college. Their two daughters participated in the unveiling of a special plaque that will hang in the newest instructional building on the campus.

    “It’s an exciting day for Wake Tech,” said Wake Tech President Dr. Stephen Scott, “and a truly special one. It’s the...

  • 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:...

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