Matters of the Heart – How Foundation Scholarships Change Lives

The Wake Tech Foundation serves students by providing scholarships that help them continue with their education – and realize their dreams.   Christine Bonaventure is a 41-year-old mother of three who enrolled in Wake Tech’s nursing program in 2014 in pursuit of a new career. She was working as a science teacher but wanted to enter the medical field. Wake Tech offered the nursing...
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Service With a Smile

"I wouldn’t have received this level of support at another college or university.” - Carisa Thomas, Class of 2013 Alumni Spotlight: Carisa Thomas When Carisa Thomas lost her customer service job in a layoff a few years ago, she needed a new career option. She learned about Wake Tech’s Hospitality Certification Program and decided she was ready to take her experience into the hospitality...

Campus Growth

Northern Wake Campus Wake Tech’s Northern Wake Campus has expanded to include 6 buildings, 2 regional plants, and new programs. Building/Program Expansion Spring 2017 – Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration: Building J Summer 2017 – Baking & Pastry Arts, Health & Fitness Science: Building K Fall 2017 – Other Skilled Trades programs: Building J RTP...
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Faculty Spotlight: Lori Dees

Lori Dees 2016 Instructor of the Year   Title: Associate Professor of English   Background: Eight years as an educator at Wake Tech. Prior teaching experience at Durham Tech and Rowan Cabarrus Community College.    Education: Bachelor’s degree in English from James Madison University, Master’s in English from UNC-Charlotte, Master’s in Adult Education with a focus...
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On Deck: Coach Sibrizzi Ready for the Spotlight

  As the Eagles take the field for the spring 2017 baseball season, they’re under the direction of first-year head coach Eric Sibrizzi. Coach Sibrizzi is no stranger to Wake Tech; he served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for two seasons before ascending to the head coaching job.   Coach Sibrizzi is embracing his chance to make an impact on the lives of his...
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You Can Earn College Credit in High School – That’s a Promise!

You Can Earn College Credit in High School – That’s a Promise!   It’s no surprise that people with a college degree or certificate earn more and have greater opportunities than those with a high school diploma alone. The good news is that students don’t have to wait until they graduate from high school to start earning college credit! Wake Tech’s Career and College Promise (CCP)...

Sparks Fly in STEM Lab: Unique Facility Fuels Passion for the Field

Interest in science, technology, engineering, and math is growing at Wake Tech, “stemming” from a new lab on the Northern Wake Campus. The lab gives students an opportunity to conduct research and get a feel for what a career in STEM might be like. It’s a new venture for Wake Tech, and something of a rarity for a community college. The unique new STEM lab is designed with biology,...

Student Spotlight: Donna Dixon

Donna Dixon 2016 Student of the Year     Current standing: Spring 2016 graduate of Wake Tech’s Human Services program; currently taking four additional classes to prepare for a university transfer; member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, Phi Theta Kappa, and the Human Services department’s advisory board.   Background: I’m a Jersey girl – born...

Staff Spotlight: Michael Penry

Michael Penry 2016 Staff Member of the Year   Title:  Chief of Police   Background: I grew up in Kernersville, NC, in a home of public servants. My father was the chief of the Kernersville Rescue Squad, and my brothers were firemen. It was instilled in me from an early age that there is great satisfaction in helping people. I worked for the Rescue Squad for about seven years, but...
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Training Tech Talent – New Opportunity to Get into IT

Interested in an IT or cybersecurity job, but not sure you have the necessary training and experience? Good news! High-tech jobs are not just for those with advanced degrees.  Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor – the largest grant in Wake Tech’s history – qualified students can prepare for in-demand tech jobs with their expenses covered – tuition, books, registration, and...

Facts and Finds

A watchful eye on a digital-age hazard Protecting your eyes at work usually involves wearing special goggles or safety glasses that shield against chemicals and particles. Industrial and healthcare workers take routine precautions to avoid eye injury. But desk jobs can affect your eye health as well, and so can your after-hours activity. The American Optometric Association has identified...

Oh, the Places You’ll Serve – A New Take on Spring Break

For many college students, spring break means fun in the sun, beaches, and parties. But Wake Tech students have discovered an alternative – one that’s about helping others instead of focusing on themselves. Wake Tech’s Office of Volunteerism and (Student) Leadership, or OVAL, sponsors Alternative Spring Break trips as a way to help students learn how to serve their communities. This spring,...

6 Steps to Enroll at Wake Tech

  Apply online waketech.edu Request financial aid and veterans benefits waketech.edu Request transcript(s) Have high school/high school equivalency and college transcripts, SAT scores, and/or ACT scores mailed to: Wake Technical Community College Admissions Office, 9101 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh, NC 27603 or sent electronically to: admissions@waketech.edu. Schedule a...
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