For more than 50 years, Wake Tech has changed the lives of thousands of people – helped them uncover hidden talents, start bold ventures, realize dreams, and sometimes, do the impossible. 

Each transformation is compelling, each story worth sharing – and Wake Tech students and alumni love sharing them! Take a look at some of their unique and inspiring stories.

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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!”