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Posted on May 11th, 2012 in Events
RALEIGH, N.C. (May 9, 2012) -Seventy-two-year-old Dallas Foster, a Business Education Advisor at Wake Tech, was honored at a ceremony on Main Campus today. Foster will retire May 31 after nearly 39 years of service. Wake Tech President Dr. Stephen Scott thanked Foster for his work and presented him with a special plaque at today’s event.
Kevin Brown, Dean of Advising and Retention at Wake Tech, addressed the gathering and praised Foster for his dedication: “You have truly been a blessing,” Brown said. “Thank you for all your years of service.” Foster says he is looking forward to retirement, but the moment is bittersweet. “...
Posted on May 9th, 2012 in Events
RALEIGH, N.C. (May 7, 2012) - Nearly 350 students of all ages who never completed high school finally turned their tassels in celebration of a job well done. Wake Tech Community College held its spring 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 21-year old Rasheeda McNealy, who dropped out of high school when she became pregnant at the age of 16. “My daughter was my inspiration,” McNealy said. “I wanted to set a good example for her by getting my high school equivalency diploma.”...
Posted on May 9th, 2012 in Events
RALEIGH, N.C. (May 5, 2012) - Wake Tech Community College hosted its spring commencement exercises today. More than 1,100 students received degrees and diplomas in three separate ceremonies held in the new gymnasium on Main Campus. Including those who graduated in December, the Class of 2012 includes more than 2,300 students who received degrees, diplomas and certificates.
The commencement speaker for the ceremony honoring College/University Transfer graduates was Dr. Scott Ralls, president of the NC Community College System. He told graduates that, with their degrees, they have gained a new confidence and have proven that...
Posted on May 7th, 2012 in Events
RALEIGH, N.C. (April 28, 2012) — The wheels are turning at Wake Tech! Seventy pre-engineering students from Wake Tech and Central Piedmont Community College faced-off in a “Rube Goldberg” contest on Main campus. The contestants, students in introductory engineering classes, worked in teams to design and build a machine that could perform a simple task in a complicated way. The machine had to be able to pop a balloon in a process that included at least five distinct steps. Each step utilized gravity, mechanics, sound waves, light, electricity, or some other principle of physics. Wake Tech students Kevin Sawyer, Khoi Nguyen, and...
Posted on April 26th, 2012 in Events
RALEIGH, N.C. (April 24, 2012) - If you could wave a magic wand and make your wildest dream come true, what would it be? For Corrinna Jackson, a student at Wake Tech Community College, it would be a journey down the “Sweet Road to Success.” Her tiered cake with a giant cupcake on top took first place in a live Showpiece Challenge at Wake Tech’s annual Culinary Arts Showcase. The Showcase attracted 2,000 people to the Raleigh Convention Center. Four teams squared off to create cakes, sugar, or chocolate confections based on the theme of “Follow Your Dream.” In addition to the showpiece challenge, high school students from Wake,...