Alumni spotlight Chris Matthews

Alumni Spotlight: Crunching the Numbers

Chris Mathews loves “crunching numbers,” and at 50, he’s become Wake County’s first data scientist! Chris has worked for the county in information technology for more than a decade but thought the rapidly-growing field of Business Analytics might help give his career a boost. He did some research into degree programs and quickly settled on Wake Tech: “Wake Tech offered online classes...

The Power of Persistence

Endowment Recognizes Students Who Never Give Up “Be persistent,” Doris Huebner says. ”There is always a way to accomplish your dreams. It may not be the way you envisioned, and there may be obstacles – but sometimes the biggest obstacle can open just the right door!” Huebner, a business woman and community service advocate, is Vice Chair of the Wake Tech Board of Trustees, and she...
Trooper Roderick Williams

A Vision of Service

Meeting the Challenges of Basic Law Enforcement Training Roderick Williams had a clear vision: to have his very own NC State Highway Patrol cruiser sitting in the driveway. But realizing that vision presented challenges. [caption id="attachment_19" align="alignleft" width="300"] Trooper Roderick Williams[/caption] Roderick enrolled in NCSHP training in 2012 but failed the state exam. He...