An Algorithm for Success
Wake Tech Class of: 2015
“Wake Tech gave me the opportunity to explore the world of business and my passion for computers – it was an outstanding experience!”
— Rye Robinson
Rye Robinson is on a mission: He wants to own a software development company – and he has a plan to make that happen. Rye enrolled at Wake Tech after graduating from high school a year early. He says the decision was an easy one because he lives in nearby Fuquay-Varina. “The college was close to home and cost effective,” he says.
Rye quickly immersed himself in the college community. He was elected president of the Student Government Association and joined several clubs: Sigma Alpha Pi, the National Society of Leadership and Success; the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Society; and the Debate Club. He also worked part time at Wake Tech’s IT help desk and appeared in promotional videos and print advertising for the Communications Division – all while maintaining a grade point average of 3.5! “I got a top-notch education and met people from all the different campuses and organizations,” he says. “Who could ask for more?”
Rye’s future is filled with even more plans. He completed an Associate in Arts (AA) degree in May 2015 and is finishing a second associate’s degree in Computer Programming. He plans to transfer to NC State for a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Rye says he has developed “an algorithm for success”, with some help along the way. “Wake Tech changed my life,” says Rye. “The college gave me the opportunity to explore the world of business and my passion for computers – it was an outstanding experience!”