Success Stories

"I am a Wake!"

What does it mean to be a Wake? It means you’re part of the Wake Tech family of students, graduates, and supporters throughout the community. It means you’re informed, engaged, enthusiastic about sharing what you know – and always continuing to learn.

Wake Tech changes lives. We offer relevant instruction by skilled and caring faculty, expert guidance, and the support students need to excel. Our graduates are sought after because they are competent and confident – whether skilled technicians, industry professionals, or adventurous entrepreneurs. Success stories of all kinds begin at Wake Tech!  

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Top Law Enforcement Officer Chalks Up A Number Of “Firsts”

Pat Bazemore - Class of 2010

“Without having gone through the Criminal Justice program at Wake Tech, I wouldn’t be where I am today.”

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A Push in the Right Direction

Virginia Brodie - Class of 2010

“My education has given me skills and employability, I’ve gained financial stability, and I’ve found peace of mind.”

Charles “Chuck” Bunn

A Culture of Excellence Benefits All

Chuck Bunn - Class of 2010

“The feedback we get from universities is that Wake Tech students’ preparedness often exceeds that of university students.”

Satya Chaulagain

Nursing Job is a Dream Come True

Satya Chaulagain - Class of 2010

“It’s still hard for me to believe how lucky I am.”

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From Wake Tech to the General Assembly

Holly Danford - Class of 2010

“My teachers were incredible, some of the best I’ve ever had. They really pushed me to excel.”

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Crafting a New Venture

Karen Diebolt - Class of 2010

“I figured if I’m going to do this in earnest, I needed a plan.”

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Edging Out The Competition

Steve Emhart - Class of 2010

“I was unemployed for 19 months. Within six weeks of finishing the Wake Tech course, I landed a job!”