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.

Justin Attenweiler

Brewing Up a New Career

Justin Attenweiler - Class of 2015

“I’m making good money doing something I enjoy. I have Wake Tech to thank for that!”

Sarah Schwepker

A Flair for the Arts

Sarah Schwepker - Class of 2015

“I didn’t realize I had this talent!”

Monique and Mitchell LaValley photo

Sibling Success

Monique and Mitchell LaValley - Class of 2014

“Programs like STEM Stars and the Honors Program give me extra drive to succeed.”

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Becoming a Leader

Kenneth Campbell - Class of 2014

“Wake Tech gave me a community of friends who made me a smarter and stronger leader.”

Monica Armstrong photo

Fostering Perseverance

Monica Armstrong - Class of 2014

"Without the support of Fostering Bright Futures, I wouldn't be where I am today."

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Starting a New Chapter in Life

Samuel Conner - Class of 2014

“My life is completely different now.”

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Cooking Up a Successful Career

Aaron Stumb - Class of 2014

“Wake Tech laid the foundation for my career and changed my life.”