Success Stories

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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Giving Back

Rachel Selisker - Class of 1976

“I attribute a great deal of the success in my career with making the decision to attend Wake Tech.”

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Mother Knows Best

Barry Long - Class of 1980

“Had my mother not talked me into going to Wake Tech, I don’t know where I’d be today.”

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The Road to a Better Life

Jason McDaris - Class of 2012

“I’m amazed at who I’ve become because of Wake Tech.”

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Dialing up Success

Matt Purvis - Class of 2012

“The instructors at Wake Tech really prepared me to succeed.”

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A Whole New World of Opportunities

Oneal Campbell - Class of 2012

“Wake Tech’s Pathways program was a lifeline for me.”

Judge Paul Gessner

A Career on the Bench

Paul Gessner - Class of 1985

“If it weren’t for Wake Tech, I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing today.”

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Entrepreneur Strikes it Big

Chris Angel - Class of 2012

“I am living a dream thanks to Wake Tech.”