A Newsletter for Alumni and Friends of North Carolina Wesleyan College
The Bishop Challenge...Let's Finish BIG!
As we come to the end of our fiscal year, May 31st, we need your support. The College has experienced tremendous growth in recent years. To continue making an impact on the students through unique learning opportunities, Wesleyan needs the alumni support to grow as well.
Alumni participation is vital to the College's success.
Every alumni gift matters. Even the smallest gifts add up to make a lasting impact on current and future Bishops!
Accept the BISHOP CHALLENGE before 5/31
Archway Dedicated To Coach Don Scalf
A special ceremony was held April 6 to dedicate the soccer/lacrosse field to Coach Don Scalf.
Former students, players, friends and family fondly remembered Coach Scalf for his dedication to NC Wesleyan College and his commitment to the students and athletes, Participating in Celebrating the Legacy - Coach Don Scalf were Charlie Long, Assistant Athletics Director, Dr. Dewey Clark '82, NC Wesleyan President/alumnus, Paul Bauer '86 family friend/alumnus, Rev. Alvin Horne '69, NCWC Men's Soccer Coach (1971-1977)/alumnus, Lloyd Nelson '67 basketball/alumnus, Gaye Slaughter Currier, volleyball player 1974, Mac Sykes '80 golf/alumnus, Beverly Biancur, Head Women's Soccer Coach and Ken Scalf, son of Don & JoAnne Scalf.
"Coach Scalf was my mentor, friend, teacher and confidant. He was a great, great man. I learned everything from him. He took a young, inexperienced coach and molded me. He was a great listener and teacher. He was smart, calm and very caring. He had a way about him that I knew early on I wanted to emulate. God blessed me beyond belief by placing me at NC Wesleyan with Coach Scalf knowing I needed to witness first-hand the right way to do things. All things. I owe anything and everything good in my professional life to Don Scalf."
Coach Mike Fox, UNC Head Baseball Coach
Scalf coached for 18 years, served as Athletics Director for 6 years and taught for 36 years at NC Wesleyan.
During his coaching career, Scalf's teams won Dixie Conference championships in basketball (1966) and golf (1970, 1971, 1972, 1973), earning him DIAC Coach of the Year honors on four occasions. In addition to his role as the first coach in both Bishop basketball and golf history, he also served as head coach for the College's inaugural women's volleyball team in 1974. An inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame inductee, NCWC's "Scalf Field" for soccer and "Don Scalf Court" for basketball/volleyball are named in honor of his dedication to Battling Bishop athletics.
Coach Scalf passed away March 7, 2017.
"You cannot live a perfect day until you do something for someone who can never repay you. These words remind me of the man Coach Scalf was. Coach Scalf gave me and others some perfect days." Willard "Chappy" Wake '72
Golden Leaf Foundation Scholarship Luncheon Held
|Front row left to right: Ca-Voncha' Pearce, Taylor Carawan, Haley Bonds, Lluvia Perez, Summer Phillips, and Hayleigh Heckman Back row left to right: Donielle Totten, Dan Gerlach, Michael Wells, Dr. Dewey Clark, Eddie Coats, and Barbara Smith Not pictured: Golden Leaf Scholars Kelsee Whitley and Joanna Revels
The Golden Leaf Foundation Scholarship Luncheon held March 20 welcomed some of the foundation's leaders: Dan Gerlach, President, Barbara Smith, Program Officer and Jenny Tinklepaugh, Communications Officer. Eight of the ten Golden Leaf scholars, along with Dr. Dewey Clark, President, Eddie Coats, Vice President of Advancement and Leah Hill, Associate Director of Finance, expressed their gratitude for the financial support received from the foundation. North Carolina Wesleyan College was fortunate to have 10 of the 215 Golden Leaf Scholars selected from thousands of applicants. This year's Golden Leaf Scholars are Kelsee Whitley, Donielle Totten, Ca-Voncha' Pearce, Hayleigh Heckman, Summer Phillips, Taylor Carawan, Joanna Revels, Lluvia Perez, Haley Bonds, and Michael Wells. Students discussed their future plans and their involvement with the Golden Leaf Leadership Program.
1989 And 1999 National Champs Celebrate 20 And 30 Years
A National Champions Reunion was held March 16 and 17 to commemorate the 20- and 30-year anniversaries of the 1989 and 1999 National Championships Baseball teams. Thirty-five former players and their families gathered for lunch on Saturday prior to being honored on the field at the NCWC vs Greensboro baseball game. On Sunday, many of the Champs traveled to Chapel Hill to watch UNC play Miami. After the game the group enjoyed spending time with Coach Mike Fox in the Carolina locker room. The 1989 team was coached by Coach Mike Fox and the 1999 team was coached by Coach Charlie Long.
Wesleyan Gives Back
Just two of the many ways Wesleyan students, faculty and staff give back to the Rocky Mount community.
Six members of the NC Wesleyan football team donated their time to help with the annual Rocky Mount Kiwanis Club pancake breakfast fundraiser held Saturday, March 23. Pictured left to right Thomas Clark, Jonathan Chasten, Nathyn Frantz, TJ McFadden, Edward Graham, Leonardo Guzman, Alex Lott, and Donielle Totten. Kneeling with the Wesleyan football players is E.L. Daughtridge, Kiwanis member and event organizer.
Faculty, staff and students gathered recently to package meals for people facing food insecurities all over the world. Each year NC Wesleyan joins the Rise Against Hunger charity organization in the movement to end world hunger by the year 2030.
THE ARTIST'S BRUSH FOR REALISM
APRIL 4 - MAY 12
MIMS ART GALLERY
THE DUNN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Upcoming Shows And Events
At The Dunn Center
The Jersey Tenors - May 10, 2019 7:30 PM
A group of wise guys with powerful voices that blend opera classics with rock favorites such as Queen, ABBA, Journey, Elton John, and Josh Groban. But being Jersey proud, they haven't forgotten fellow brethren Frankie Valley, Frank Sinatra, Bon Jovi, and Bruce Springstein. Here's four exciting boys in red!
Call The Dunn Center Box Office at (252) 985-5197 for tickets or buy
You've witnessed them before. It's time to welcome back what is undoubtedly the most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute available. Dick Clark says "1964 is the Magic of the Beatles." So let four guys with three guitars and a drum set take you back to an early 60s live concert where you'll be reminded just how much they look, feel and sound like the real thing!
Call the Dunn Center Box Office at (252) 985-5197 for tickets or buy
2019 Academic Summer Camps
Basic Computer Information Systems Camp
June 17-21, 2019, 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
NCWC Rocky Mount Campus
Registration Deadline June 3
Is your rising 9th-12th grader interested in Computer Information Systems? We are offering a summer camp that provides a wonderful and engaging learning experience that allows your teen to earn college credit. Learn more here:
2019 Athletic Camps & Clinics
John Thompson Basketball Development Camps
Full/Half Day Camps
For Boys and Girls Ages 6-18
For more information, contact Coach John Thompson
252-985-5218 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NC Wesleyan Girls Basketball Day Camp
9:00 AM-3:00 PM
For Girls Ages 6-18
For more information, contact Coach Artina Trader
252-985-5324 or email@example.com
Battling Bishops Soccer Camps
Summer Day Camps
Youth Ages 6-17
For more information, contact Coach Beverly Biancur
NC Wesleyan Softball Camp
For more information, contact Coach Meredith Mills
firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-985-5303
NC Wesleyan Volleyball Camp
Grades 5-8 9:00 AM-12:00 Noon
Grades 9-12 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
For more information, contact Coach Vicky Gentile at email@example.com
NC Wesleyan Cross Country Camp
Cross Country Athletes Grades 9-12
Printable Flyer (Back)
For more information, contact Coach Marshall Leonard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-955-4386
College Central Network For
The College Central Network (CCN) is a platform of career-building information, advice, and tips for alumni that includes inform
ation on cover
letters, resumes, interviewing, internships, professional etiquette, as well as many other job search topics. And, CCN has a job board with over 500,000 job postings on a secure jobs database. The site features valuable job search content geared toward entry-level job seekers from over 125 authors.
Many alumni are already pre-registered in CCN, so you only need to activate your account. If not preregistered, contact us at the North Carolina Career Center for help at
. And, the best news of all, the site is
for you to use as NCWC alumni.
So, if you need a great resource to help with your job search, access the College Central Network website by going to
and get started!
From The Vault
From The Dissenter 1994
25 years ago...April 30, 1994
Keep Wesleyan and your fellow alumni informed of your news of marriages, births, job changes, awards, and other activities. Email your Class Note to email@example.com. Photos also will be considered.
Alumni Class Notes
Wendie Kennedy Roberts ('94)
works as a Paralegal at James Scott Farrin Law Firm in Raleigh, NC. She has been a paralegal for almost twenty years. A type 1 diabetic, she serves on the board for the Eastern NC Chapter of JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). Wendie has a store on Etsy featuring unique and personalized items for all occasions, WackyWDesigns. She graduated from NC Wesleyan in 1994 with a Bachelor's in Psychology and Justice and Public Policy. Wendie and her husband, James, have two sons, CJ and Thomas.
Kevin A. Barnes ('14) was recently hired by the Nash County Sheriff's Office as
the new jail administrator. Barnes started his career in 1987 as Correctional
Officer at Polk Yout
er in Raleigh, NC. He has worked in
eleven different custody levels and held various managerial positions in Wake, Nash, Pasquotank, Pamlico, Craven, Wayne and Warren Counties.
Barnes was the Assistant Commander for the Prison Emergency Response Team (PERT) for eight years and has earned various awards including the Old North State Award and has completed the Correctional Leadership Development Program. While working in the correctional field, Barnes went back to college in 2010 through the Adult Studies program at NC Wesleyan College. He graduated in 2014 with three degrees in Criminal Justice, Psychology and Religious Studies. Kevin and his wife, Priscilla, have one adult child.
David Gurganus ('14) has been named Head Coach of the men's basketball program at Huntingdon College. He was previously assistant men's basketball coach for the Hawks and helped lead the program to a 13-13 record and a berth in the USA South Athletic Conference Tournament. Gurganus played basketball for North Carolina Wesleyan College before serving as an assistant coach with the Battling Bishops and at Averett University. Gurganus earned his bachelor's degree in exercise science from North Carolina Wesleyan in 2014 and his MBA from Averett.
Carl R. Lewis ('00)
recently learned some of his photography has been selected to be used on
Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia. Wikipedia is the largest and
most popular general reference work on the World Wide Web. Lewis' photos are included in articles for Rocky Mount Electric Power Plant, Rocky Mount Central City Historic District and Rocky Mount, North Carolina to name a few. Dr.
obtained his bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from NC Wesleyan College in 2000, his masters degree from East Carolina University in 2003 and his PhD in Business Administration with a concentration in Criminal Justice from North Central University in 2011. He is currently Assistant Professor of Justice Studies at North Carolina Wesleyan College.
Remembering Our Bishop Family
To notify us of the death of a classmate, please email the information and an obituary, if available, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robin M. Manley '12
age 49, died on April 10, 2019 in the comfort of her residence in Rocky Mount, NC. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from North Carolina Wesleyan College in 2012 and her Master's degree in Human Services Counseling from Liberty University in 2014. She was owner of Rivers of Water Publishing. Robin was an author, motivational speaker, song writer, play writer and movie writer. She wrote the book,
. Her mother, Geneva R. Manley, is a 1976 graduate of NC Wesleyan and daughter, Jasmyne Williams, is a 2015 NC Wesleyan graduate. Robin is survived by her mother, children and many other relatives and friends.
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.
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