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  • Posted on November 14th, 2013 in Events

    RALEIGH, N.C. (November 14, 2013) - Wake Technical Community College has received a $9,000 grant from the Mexican Consulate to help Hispanic immigrants earn educational credentials. The funds will support the La Plaza Comunitaria program as well as providing financial assistance for vocational training.

    “We’re awarding funds to Wake Tech because the college supports Mexican immigrants in creating better lives for themselves and their families,” says General Javier Diaz de Leon, the Mexican Consul.

    La Plaza Comunitaria is a Wake Tech program that includes tutoring, computer training, test prep, and instructional materials...

  • Posted on November 13th, 2013 in Events

    RALEIGH, N.C. (November 13, 2013) - The Wake Tech Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society had a special gift for Wake Tech President Stephen Scott at their fall induction ceremony. Students presented Dr. Scott with a mace – an ornamental staff made of metal or wood, traditionally carried in academic processions – to commemorate Wake Tech’s 50th anniversary this year. The mace bears the Wake Tech seal and the eagle that serves as college mascot. It will become a part of graduation ceremonies in the future.

    “The mace is constructed of different types of wood, representing Wake Tech’s strength through...

  • Posted on November 8th, 2013 in Events

    RALEIGH, N.C. (November 8, 2013) - Yolanda Briggs is the very first Wake Tech Idol! A Wake Tech student in her first semester, Yolanda competed against 11 other finalists during the Fine Arts contest on Friday, November 8. More than 80 students auditioned for the event over several weeks.

    Briggs sang “I am Changing,” by Jennifer Hudson, and “I Love the Lord,” by Whitney Houston. The Apex resident won a $1,000 scholarship to help with college expenses. Her goal is to earn a degree in Business Administration. Student Brandon Nivens took second place; Heather Pierce placed third.

    More than 200 people came out to watch...

  • Posted on November 8th, 2013 in Events

    RALEIGH, N.C. (November 8, 2013) - Special ceremonies honoring military veterans took place today on Wake Tech’s Main and Northern Wake campuses. Students, faculty, staff, and veterans attended the events, which included speeches and a moment of silence as well as ceremonial presentations and refreshments.

    Army Major Cameron L. Albert, keynote speaker at the tribute on Main Campus, expressed gratitude to all service members and their families. “Thank you for your sacrifices,” he said. “We are grateful for all you have contributed in service of our nation.”

    Today’s ceremonies were part of a series of events on Wake Tech’s...

  • Posted on November 2nd, 2013 in Events

    RALEIGH, N.C. (November 2, 2013) - Students in Wake Tech’s Early Childhood Education program had a chance to show off their students’ handiwork on Saturday, November 2. A Children’s Art Exhibit at the Northern Wake Campus featured artwork by children in the classes of Wake Tech students. The Early Childhood Education program requires a practicum experience in a classroom setting.

    “We wanted to highlight the importance of art in children’s lives and give families an opportunity to experience art with their children,” says Department Head Karen Ray. “The event also allowed our Early Childhood students to participate in...

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