A Newsletter for Alumni and Friends of North Carolina Wesleyan College
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Lieutenant Colonel Allen West To Speak At NC Wesleyan 

Lieutenant Colonel Allen West has had a long career serving in our country's military and serving as a congressman. Now, as a prominent public figure, he shares his knowledge with others. He has a special message to share with the Wesleyan family and community on "The role of Faith in day-to-day living -- Being Leaders".  

Allen West was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia in the same neighborhood where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once preached. He is the third of four generations of military servicemen in his family. 

West holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and two Masters, one from Kansas State University and another from the US Army Command and General Staff Officers Coll ege. 

He is a Senior Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research, a Fox News Contributor, and the author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin's Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom. 

West is an avid distance runner, a Master SCUBA diver, and a motorcyclist, and in his spare time he enjoys cheering his beloved Tennessee Volunteers. 

Lt. Col. West is a legacy life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, life member of the Association of the United States Army, and a member of the Board of Directors for the National Rifle Association. He is married to Dr. Angela Graham-West and they have two daughters, Aubrey a graduate student pursuing her Masters degree and Austen, a college freshman. 

West's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star; Meritorious Service Medal (two Oak Leaf Clusters); Army Commendation Medal (three Oak Leaf Clusters, one Valor Device); Army Achievement Medal (one Oak Leaf Cluster); Valorous Unit Award; Air Assault Badge; and the Master Parachutist Badge. Lt Col West proudly wears the Army Master Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, the Navy/Marine Corps Parachutist Insignia, the Italian Parachutist Wings, and the German Proficiency Badge, bronze award.

Lt. Col. West will be speaking Monday, August 21 at 7 PM in Minges Auditorium of The Dunn Center for Performing Arts.   Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.  
NCWC Internships And Career Services Center Provides Valuable Services To Students, Alumni And Employers

North Carolina Wesleyan College's Internship and Career Services Center (ICSC) is committed to assisting students and alumni in transitioning from college to career by providing a full range of career development services, internship and job search strategy, workshops, career fairs, resume assistance and mock interviews, in addition to other services.  The Internship and Career Services Center also offers services to area businesses such as job posting, resume search and portfolio search.  

The ICSC maintains an online system through College Central Network (CCN).  This system is available to students, alumni and employers.  CCN allows students and alumni to search for jobs, build a resume or upload a resume, build an online portfolio, review job search history, search or join CCN's mentoring network and gain access to announcements, career advice, etc. Wesleyan's Internship and Career Services Center is available to alumni for life.

College Central Network allows employers direct access to post their own jobs and review resumes of NCWC students and alumni.  Employers are encouraged to register in this system in order to be notified of future ICSC recruiting events and opportunities. Employer access to CCN is provided free of charge.    

For more information on available services, help guides and announcements of interest or to register with College Central Network,   visit: https://www.collegecentral.com/ncwc/Index.cfm.  All services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  

YEA! Program Available For Grades 6-12 Entrepreneurs

It pays to be a YEA! student!  Did you know that over the years, YEA! students have been awarded over half a million dollars in scholarships due to their involvement in the Academy?   Now recruiting students for the YEA! Class of 2018!!   Contact program manager Leah Easterlin at YEAatNCWC@gmail.com to nominate your favorite students or visit  yeausa.org    to apply!!!  Deadline September 15.  
Online College Readiness Classes Available Through NCWC

Do you know someone who is thinking about going back to college or a high school student who needs support with math or chemistry. Brush up your skills with our math, algebra and chemistry professional development courses. Classes are 4-weeks in length, 100% online and led by a mentor. 

Volleyball Team Recipient Of AVCA Award

The North Carolina Wesleyan volleyball team is a recipient of the 2016-17 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award.  The award honors teams "who have matched their dedication to the sport of volleyball with excellence in the classroom."  The team is led by Coach Vicky Gentile.   

The Dunn Center Kicks Off 2017-2018 Season September 15

What better deal to kick off The Dunn Center for the Performing Arts 21st season than Franc D'Ambrosio? He's back for his third gig at  The Dunn Center for the Performing Arts  and will share the stage with NC Wesleyan student Holly Long. Together, they will sing a selection from The Phantom of the Opera. Come enjoy a night on broadway with the world's longest running phantom. It's A Dunn deal!

The performance is September 15th at 7:30 pm. Tickets are on sale now for $20 and can be purchased online at  https://www.itickets.com/events/381677  or by calling 252-985-5197.

This show is sponsored by the Nash County Tourism Development Authority.  

Click above for online nomination form. 

NCWC Student Body President Remembered 

Rupert Vann Massey, one of the first students to enroll at NC Wesleyan College in 1960, died Sunday, July 30, 2017 in Round Rock, TX.    Vann was active in student government, serving as student body president four years 1961-1964.  He was also the business manager for the student newspaper, The Decree. 

Majoring in psychology, Vann graduated in 1964 as a member of the first graduating class of North Carolina Wesleyan College.  

Vann was president of Alpert Massey Corporation.  Early in his career, he managed Tarrytown Mall in Rocky Mount.  He went on to manage several other malls.  Around 1981, he joined Enterprise Development as a vice president.  He was instrumental in the revitalization of downtown Norfolk, VA.  He managed the Waterside in Norfolk as well as several other "festival marketplaces."  He was on the board of TACT in Norfolk.  

A fellow alum said Vann often "recruited leaders and talents to participate in the positive growth he envisioned at the college."  He is also remembered among his fellow Bishops for his "humor and his ability to see the strengths in others."
Reserve Your Wesleyan Memorial Brick
Students,organizations, parents, alumni, and community supporters now have the opportunity to inscribe their names at North Carolina Wesleyan College.  The Office of Alumni Relations is selling bricks to be placed at the new entrance located at the south end of the Pearsall Library addition, or at the Leon Russell Chapel entrance.

Your brick will be a permanent tribute on the NCWC campus.  In years to come, your family members, students, alumni, faculty, and visitors will see your name and recognize your loyalty to the College.  Your gift is a special way to support NCWC.

A brick is a wonderful opportunity to honor a mentor, memorialize a loved one, commemorate an occasion or event, or simply make public your support to NCWC.  Click here for complete ordering information. 

Alumni Spotlight

Jay Bravo '13 Continues Studies 

Jay Bravo graduated in 2013 from North Carolina Wesleyan College after completing his degree through the ASPIRE program at our Goldsboro location. He majored in justice studies at Wesleyan and now studies law and theology at Duke University. 

A native of Bronx, New York, Jay moved to Wayne County while serving in the Air Force.  He has been in the Air Force Reserves since 2008.  Jay serves as the chairman of the Wayne County Young Republicans organization and is a research assistant for state Senator Jim Davis of Franklin.  

Bravo has been participating in a study abroad program in South Africa this summer.  He chose Africa because of the racial reconciliation component of the grant. Jay is interactively "studying racial reconciliation [and the] effects of apartheid in the community." Jay is primarily working with "HIV AIDS patients, refugees and orphans" teaching English, leadership seminars and assisting at the Hillcrest AIDS Centre (HACT). 

Faculty/Staff Spotlight

Tammy Robinson, Director Of Donor Relations And Stewardship

"Serving in the capacity of Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship has given me the opportunity to work with some amazing people, support some of the greatest students, and cultivate unforgettable relationships" said Tammy Robinson, NC Wesleyan's Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship.   
One of the major events Tammy organizes and coordinates is Rock the Mount, which is held following the new student convocation in August.  Rock the Mount, an annual event, was created as a means to bridge the gap between NC Wesleyan College and the City of Rocky Mount and surrounding areas.   "When I stepped onto this campus, my thoughts were this is the best kept secret in Rocky Mount.  Not anymore!  Rock the Mount gives businesses the opportunity to share with our students, faculty, and staff.  It's a family affair...Bishop style!"                                                                                                                                           
As Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship, Tammy is actively involved with the Day for Wesleyan campaign, two student telefunds and the Show Your Love campaign.  For the student telefunds Tammy says, "I've been fortunate to train and assist our students with call sheets, scripts, and donor questions, even accepting their running man challenge if they met their goal for the night."  Last fiscal year, the students raised over $25,000 through the telefunds.  

Tammy says, "I love several things about my career at Wesleyan...scholarships that are created that make
 an impact in the lives of our students, event planning, mailing a thank you card, or picking up the phone to express gratitude and appreciation towards a donor who has supported Wesleyan in some way...be it the athletic department, academic programs, honor students, faculty or staff development or campus beautification...showing love to someone who has given to the college is the easiest and most fulfilling reward."
"NC Wesleyan has also given me the opportunity to be a blessing and to offer guidance as the advisor for one of our student organizations, BSA - Black Student Association.  BSA's purpose is "to promote education and cultural awareness in the community", and our motto is "rebel against ignorance; have the power to unite."  We encourage students to come 
and learn the facts about other cultures in hope to dispel stereotypes that generate often from the media."

When Tammy is not working, she loves to read, write, and dabble in some acting. She has written plays for churches and for several years  has played the part of Mrs. Armstrong in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever play at NC Wesley an. "Roger Drake also trusted me with the role of Laura Wilson in Woman from the Town, and I had the amazing opportunity to be part of the cast for the award winning play, You Wouldn't Expect written by local author Marilynn Anselmi."

But now Tammy's time after work is invested in her two-year old granddaughter, Kylie,"my sunshine", and helping her daughter, Ebonee, pursue her Bachelor's Degree in Accounting at NC Wesleyan College. "She will graduate in December!!!  To God Be the Glory!!"   Tammy also has two sons, CC of Charlotte, NC and Brandon of Greensboro, NC.

"I'm thankful to God for allowing me to work and grow for over ten years at Wesleyan; but my success is not in the years, but the relationships that I've made with so many amazing students and loyal donors."
August 2017
In This Issue

Upcoming Events

Lt. Col. Allen West
Dinner and Rally
August 21

August 22

Rock The Mount
August 22

First Day of Classes
August 23

On-Campus Job Fair
August 24

Non-Profit Job Fair
September 6

First Home Football Game
September 9

Franc D'Ambrosio
September 15

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