A Newsletter for Alumni and Friends of North Carolina Wesleyan College
Where Is Wes? 

Wes is at our newest location off campus!  Coastal Federal Credit Union recently donated a 6,300 square-foot building to North Carolina Wesleyan College.  Located at 2900 N. Wesleyan Blvd in Rocky Mount about one mile from the main campus, the building is now home to the Advancement, Alumni Relations and Institutional Research departments of the College.  
Wesleyan And Wayne Community College Forge Ties


Representatives from NC Wesleyan College recently visited the campus of Wayne Community College to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions.  

Wayne Community College President Dr. Thomas Walker Jr. and NC Wesleyan Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Adult Studies Dr. Evan Duff signed the agreement in the presence of Wayne's Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Dr. Gene Smith and Wesleyan's Associate Dean of Adult Studies Laura Estes Brown.  

Included in the memorandum, NC Wesleyan enhances the educational opportunities of Wayne Community College graduates by assuring that courses taken at Wayne Community College will transfer seamlessly to comparable programs at NC Wesleyan.  This will provide students an opportunity to continue their education toward a bachelor's degree.  

"Partnerships and articulation agreements are an important and necessary element in higher education," Duff said.  "North Carolina Wesleyan College strives to provide access to a bachelor's degree to as many North Carolina community college graduates as possible.  Establishing these effective and seamless transfer opportunities to the graduates of Wayne Community College brings life to our school's mission in regards to lifelong learning.  NC Wesleyan Adult Studies classes are offered in an accelerated 8-week, one-night a week format, and we also offer many classes online."

Officials at both colleges see this opportunity as a win-win situation for both schools and their respective students.
Congratulations 2017 USA South Tournament Champions
The NC Wesleyan Men's soccer team won the 2017 USA South Tournament Championship, the Bishop's third tournament title in program history and its first since 2008.   Six Bishops were named to the All-Tournament team-- Kobi Boompong, Ignacio Lerech, Baboucarr Njie, Joseph Brooks, Walid Yacoubou, and Jordan Williams.
DON'T WAIT, SIGN UP TODAY! 300 Paid Applications Needed For Our  NC Wesleyan Collegiate Insignia License Plate 

Design Under Review

North Carolina Wesleyan College is in the process of applying for a collegiate insignia license plate.  This requires application to the NC Legislature with a minimum of 300 paid applications by January 15, 2018.

If you are interested in purchasing a NCWC  plate, click here for process details and application.  Email your completed form to alumni@ncwc.edu and pay online at   ncwc.edu/give.  When submitting your online payment you must designate  "Other Fund" and note "License Plate" or print and mail application and check or money order made payable to NCWC to:
North Carolina Wesleyan College
Attn:  Director of Alumni Relations
3400 N. Wesleyan Blvd
Rocky Mount, NC  27804
Upon receipt of 300 plus paid orders, Wesleyan will forward all forms to the NCDMV with a consolidated check.  If 300 plus paid orders are not received, Wesleyan will return or destroy the payments to all applicants according to each applicant's guidance.      
NCWC Golf Team Ranked #17 In National Rankings
The Battling Bishop golf team recorded top-5 finishes in all four of its fall tournaments. NC Wesleyan climbed to #17 in Golfstat.com's national rankings, the highest in program history.

Attention Alumni! We are offering a special promotion to the alumni of NC Wesleyan College. Come back and earn your second bachelor's degree and get 50% off tuition. Most students may only have to attend two semesters to complete a second degree. This is a limited time offer. Our next term starts January 8. This applies to adult studies and traditional graduates. Contact any of our ten locations to get started.   
Holiday Performances At The Dunn Center 

Become a Class Agent
A Class Agent help s to perform a vital service in keeping alumni connected and involved with North Carolina Wesleyan College. This is an excellent way for you to maintain your personal network and serve your alma mater.
We invite you to volunteer and serve as a Class Agent. In this role, you will be asked to perform the following important functions:
  • Help the Alumni Relations office maintain accurate contact information for your classmates.
  • Notify us of relevant news items from your class.
  • Keep your classmates informed of alumni-related events and College news.
  • Support the Alumni Relations Team in developing strategies for reaching annual class participation goals.
  • Help plan reunions.
  • Identify classmates to serve as career mentors, event or classroom speakers, and for other relevant opportunities.
  Interested in serving as a NC Wesleyan Class Agent? Contact Rebekah Cain- rcain@ncwc.edu
There is no time like the present to learn new skills! NC Wesleyan College offers over eighty online professional development courses. Coursework is 100% online and self-paced. Once you complete a course for the low price of $20, you will get a Certificate of Completion from NC Wesleyan College. Learn more or sign up here: ncwc.ed4online.com 
New Parent Panel Member Helps Recruit New Freshmen

NCWC admissions counselor Alexis Rodriguez recently traveled to Carver Vocational-Technical High School in Baltimore, Maryland to recruit new freshmen for 2018-2019.  To his surprise, Mrs. Katie Crawford, a new NCWC Parent Panel member showed up to assist him.  Mrs. Crawford lives in Baltimore near the high school and is excited to help promote NC Wesleyan to future freshmen.  Hat's off to Katie Crawford for all your help recruiting students in the Baltimore area.  

To learn more about the Parent Panel at NC Wesleyan, contact Celia Dickerson at cdickerson@ncwc.edu or (252) 985-5224.  




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

Captain Christopher S. Cash '93
         
In 1993, Christopher Cash graduated cum laude from North Carolina Wesleyan College with a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education.  As a dedicated student, he was chosen to receive both the North Carolina Mary Morrow Scholarship, and the first annual Don Scalf Scholarship which was created to honor Wesleyan's retired athletics director and coach.  After earning his undergraduate degree in 1993, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the North Carolina National Guard.  Captain Cash was an active-duty soldier from 1986-1990, when he joined the North Carolina National Guard. 

Captain Cash continued his education earning a second Bachelor's Degree in Exercise and Sports Science in 1996, followed with a Masters Degree in Health Education in 2002, both from East Carolina University.

In October 2003, he was mobilized in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as the Commander of Company A, 1st Battalion, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Enhanced Separate Infantry Brigade.  As a Company Commander, he led three platoons, and his soldiers provided support and protection to Iraqi citizens.  On June 24, 2004, Iraqi insurgents ambushed Captain Cash's 3rd platoon.  Focused on the safety of his men before his own, he ordered them to take cover.  Captain Cash was mortally wounded by a machine gunner on top of a nearby building  On June 24, 2004, Christopher S. Cash, made the ultimate sacrifice while serving his country in Iraq.

During his lifetime, Chris was committed to helping others:  his family, his friends, his co-workers, his community, and his country.  His memory remains ever present in the hearts and minds of those he touched and inspired with his care and generosity.  

The 13th annual Reindeer Dash for Cash 10 Miler & 5K run will be held Sunday, December  3 at 1 PM in Greenville, NC.  This patriotic, Christmas-themed run is a fundraising event to benefit the Captain Christopher Cash Memorial Foundation of NC, Inc.  All proceeds are awarded as college scholarships at NC Wesleyan College, East Carolina University, and NCNG Association Educational Foundation.   Click here for more information and to register to participate in the 2017 Reindeer Dash for Cash.
Faculty/Staff Spotlight

Faculty Members Awarded Holderness Professorship In Public Education Awards

Four North Carolina Wesleyan faculty members have been selected as 2017 recipients of the Holderness Professorship in Public Education.  The Dail and Nancy Holderness Professorship is designed to afford professional recognition to a faculty member and provide a professional development grant targeted toward service to the K-12 public education community.  

Dr. Patricia Brewer, Associate Professor of Education was selected for her program "Learning2Together Special Needs Initiative" that provides afterschool services to K-12 children with learning differences in the Nash Rocky Mount Schools. 

Dr. George Whitwell, Associate Professor of Chemistry was selected for his desire to develop a team of local professionals and organizations to develop a non-profit MarkerSpace in downtown Rocky Mount with the goal of sparking interest in STEM activities as an avocation for students in K-12 grades.  

Dr. Gail Marsal, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Richard Allsbrook, Instructor of Criminal Justice were selected for their plan to build a collaboration between Rocky Mount Preparatory School and the Criminal Justice Program at NC Wesleyan to provide mentors and tutors to students identified by the school as having academic or behavioral issues, which could place them at risk for becoming a part of the school to prison pipeline. 
Student Spotlight

Rotary Club Scholarship Recipients 

The Rotary Club of Rocky Mount recently awarded scholarships to six NC Wesleyan students using proceeds from the club's annual signature project, Tackle the Tar 5K obstacle race which raises funds to "send local students to local colleges."

Scholarship recipients must be residents of Nash or Edgecombe counties; demonstrate qualities of leadership, good citizenship, community spirit, and academic progress; maintain a 2.75 GPA or higher; and must be in their second year of study or higher.  

NC Wesleyan College Rotary Scholarship recipients for 2017 are pictured left to right:  Sydney Jackson, Junior; Kelsee Whitley, Sophomore; Marjorie De Carmen, Senior; William Clontz, Sophomore; Carmen Richardson, Senior; and Tiara Dixon, Junior.  Congratulations to all Bishop recipients!   
November 2017
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Upcoming Events
 
Admissions
Open House
November 18

Thanksgiving
November 23

Lighting of Wesleyan/
Best Christmas Pageant Ever
November 30

Dash for Cash
December 3

Commencement
December 9







  





 



















 





  








     

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