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  • Posted on November 1st, 2012 in Events

    RALEIGH, N.C. (October 18, 2012) - “You are our experts!” Those were the words of Wake Tech President Dr. Stephen Scott tonight at Wake Tech’s annual dinner honoring the College’s 60 advisory committees. More than 400 professionals from the community serve on these committees, which support Wake Tech by helping to shape programs and ensure the relevance of course content and instruction.

    Dr. Scott thanked committee members for their commitment to Wake Tech and lauded them for the wealth of expertise they contribute, saying, “You are our secret weapon.” The guest speaker was Allen Burchett, Senior Vice...

  • Posted on October 12th, 2012 in Events

    RALEIGH, N.C. (October 12, 2012) - “North Carolina is making progress, but there is much more work to do!” Governor Beverly Perdue visited Wake Tech’s Public Safety Education Campus today to announce findings from a new report on the status of women in North Carolina.

    The report shows that women have made gains in healthcare, jobs, and education. “Education is an important form of protection against poverty – not only for a wage-earning parent, but also for her children,” Gov. Perdue said. “Economic instability for women casts a long shadow, but our push to make education and job-ready training more affordable and...

  • Posted on May 21st, 2012 in Events

    RALEIGH, N.C. (May 16, 2012) - Two former Wake County sheriff’s deputies from Garner will lead the new Wake Tech Police Department. Michael Allen Penry was sworn in today as Police Chief; Paul Andrew Quinn was sworn in as major and will serve as Assistant Chief. They will be responsible for the college’s five campuses and two training centers, providing a safe and secure learning environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The goal is to deter crime and mitigate violence - and to be ready if and when an emergency occurs. 

    “Chief Penry and Major Quinn add an important new level of security to our Wake Tech...

  • 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.”...

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