Accreditation Wake Technical Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Wake Technical Community College.

In 2015-16 we issued an invitation to our community: Discover Wake Tech. It was more than pride in the college. We wanted to encourage everyone to take a closer look, to see what they might not have noticed before – faculty breaking ground in their fields, research-driven innovations, new options within programs of study, creative pathways to career satisfaction, and almost infinite possibilities for realizing dreams. We made some discoveries, or re-discoveries, as well, about our strengths and our priorities. Our focus has continued to be on expanding opportunities for students: We added programs, offered scholarships, and formed innovative partnerships to give students an edge in the job market. We enhanced job training and support services for veterans. We held our first apprenticeship summit and forged new articulation agreements to improve transfer options. We also started a new translation line to better serve our international students, who represent 70+ nationalities.


Last year was record-breaking in more ways than one. Our enrollment topped 70,000 students for the first time, and we became the largest provider of online education among North Carolina’s 58 community colleges. We received the largest grant in our history: nearly $4 million to train workers for the growing field of cybersecurity. We also celebrated our reaccreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, with no recommendations for improvement – an affirmation of our efforts and commitment.


We hope our community will continue to discover the resources awaiting them at Wake Tech. We’ll continue the discovery process too – what our students need, what the workplace demands, what’s changing, what’s ahead. We are honored to continue helping this community prepare for all that the future holds.


NEW PROGRAMS ADDED IN 2015-16 Degrees AAS: Facilities Technology: Multi Trades AAS: Human Services Technology: Mental Health AAS: Business Administration: Global Business Management AAS: Business Administration: Marketing Certificates In AAS: Accounting Accounting Software Application CPA Exam Prep – Financial CPA Exam Prep – Regulation CPA Exam Prep – Audit AAS: Criminal Justice Homeland Security Intelligence Analysis AAS: Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology Forklift: Fuel Injection and Electrical Systems Forklift: Hydraulics, Engines, and Transmissions AAS: Welding Fabrication Design Computer Controlled Welding AAS: Architectural Technology Architectural and Landscape Illustration Landscape Design AAS: Business Administration / Human Resources Management Business Administration: Marketing and Sales Business Administration: Public Administration International Global Business Core AAS: Global Logistics and Distribution Management Distribution Management Core Global Supply Chain Logistics Core Transportation Management



Deb Hadley

2016 Applied Benchmarking Project of the Year


Pat Richardson

President’s Award for Lifetime Achievement





Corporate Benefactor of the Year: Duke Energy

Duke Energy has invested more than $500,000 in student scholarships and state-of-the-art equipment and technology for Wake Tech; its employees serve as Wake Tech advisors; and the company offers employment opportunities to Wake Tech students.


Individual Spirit of Giving Award: Julian and Liz Clay Bradley

The Bradleys established the Second Chance Scholarship in 2004, which helps non-traditional students (over 34 years of age) complete their education.


Distinguished Alumni Award: Janet Grog

During a successful career at GlaxoSmithKline, Janet has arranged for much-needed equipment donations to Wake Tech, provided job opportunities for Wake Tech grads, and served as an advisor for the Biopharmaceutical Technology program and the Vernon Malone College and Career Academy.


Volunteer of the Year: Charles Durham

Over eight years, Charles has volunteered more than 2500 hours to teach reading and writing skills and help Wake Tech students prepare to earn their GED.



The Wake Tech Foundation presents Annual Excellence Awards at a special banquet each year.



2016 President’s Award for Excellence


Enzo Codella

Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences


Donna Dixon

Health Sciences 2016 Student of Academic Excellence


Eddie Scott

Business and Public Service Technologies


Brooke Grayson

Applied Engineering and Technologies


Jacquelyn Skinner

Computer Technologies


Brian Woodworth

Mathematics, Sciences, and Engineering




Excellence in Teaching Awards


Christopher Gitthens

Welding Technology


Lori Dees

Pre-Curriculum  *2016 Instructor of the Year


Cynthia Foster

Simulation and Game Development


Lorraine Powers

Business Administration


Dianne Cardamone

Workforce Allied Health


Rebecca Berry



Holly Markovich



Tamitha Inks





Excellence in Service Awards


Alicia Hardy

Health Sciences


Michael Penry

Campus Police and Security Services  *Staff Member of the Year


Beverly House

e-Learning Support


Salanna Holmes

Registration and Records


Christy Shields

Academic Advising and Student Success


Sherry Stubbs

Education Services and Technology


Lynn Kavcsak

Career and Employment Resources


Tammy Stephenson-Hamid

Facility Services


* Lori Dees and Michael Penry will represent Wake Tech at the statewide NCCCS Excellence Competition.




SPONSORED PROGRAMS AND FEDERAL RELATIONS The Office of Sponsored Programs and Federal Relations develops and maintains relationships with the federal government; solicits funds in the form of grants and appropriations from foundations and from federal, state, and local governments; and administers sponsored programs and initiatives to support the financial needs of the college. Wake Tech received more than $7.9 million in grant funds in 2015-16, with 25 of its 33 submitted projects receiving funding.
Refugee Assistance Job Driven National Emergency Transforming Geoscience Education English Language/Civics Education Filling the Gaps High School Equivalency Program First in the World (COMPASS) Accelerated Career Transformation Services IME Becas Virtual Learning Community GEOPATHS Economics Speaker Series Project Green Zone International Economics Course Development America’s Wars Summer STEM Immersion Cybersecurity Training for Veterans Rapid Advanced Manufacturing Program Project ZOOM Bridges to Success SAVE – Veterans and CCR Project SECURE – TechHire Leading with Entrepreneurship Multiple Measures

NC Dept. of Health/Human Services

US Department of Labor

National Science Foundation

NC Community College System

Wells Fargo

US Department of Education

US Department of Education


Institute for Mexicans Abroad

NC Community College System

National Science Foundation

Charles Koch Foundation

Aurora Foundation

Charles Koch Foundation

National Endowment for the Humanities

Wake Education Partnership


PNC Foundation

Triangle J Council of Governments

North Raleigh Rotary Club

Bank of America

US Department of Labor

Wells Fargo

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

$65,029 $90,000 $47,160 $77,600 $30,000 $35,772 $2,691,156 $100,000 $8,000 $110,000 $429,010 $5,100 $5,000 $5,000 $99,673 $1,610 $10,000 $35,000 $74,075 $25,000 $20,000 $3,965,670 $30,000 $12,000
GRAND TOTAL $7,971,855


WAKE TECH FOUNDATION The Wake Tech Foundation partners with private entities and individuals to raise awareness, financial resources, and other assets to support the mission of Wake Technical Community College. The Foundation is committed to preserving and enhancing the resources with which it is entrusted through accuracy, transparency, and good stewardship. It provides opportunities for the professional development of faculty and staff and supports student achievement through scholarships and other forms of assistance. 2015-16 Financial Report