A Newsletter for Alumni and Friends of North Carolina Wesleyan College
New Student Convocation To Honor Class of 1982 

It's been forty years since the Class of 1982 arrived on the campus of NC Wesleyan College as freshmen in 1978.  Dr. Dewey Clark, Wesleyan President, was part of that freshman class.  NC Wesleyan will honor the Class of 1982 and this forty year milestone at the opening convocation to kick off the new school year on Tuesday,  August 21 at 10 AM in Minges Auditorium of The Dunn Center for the Performing Arts.  Tom Madjar, a member of the Class of 1982, will be guest speaker.     

Keynote speaker for the Class of 2022 convocation is Allen West, retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel and former member of the U.S. House of Representatives.  

Rock The Mount To Be Held Tuesday, August 21

The seventh annual "Rock the Mount" kicks off the new school year on Tuesday, August 21 beginning at 11:00 am on the Southern Bank Green at NC Wesleyan College.  Sponsored by NC Wesleyan and the City of Rocky Mount, Rock the Mount is a free event aimed at introducing our students, staff, and faculty to area businesses, churches and non-profit organizations.  Scheduled from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, this year's event includes 70 vendors, music, food, a scavenger hunt and giveaways.

Afternoon and evening activities have been added this year to continue the celebration.  Rock the Mount "Showcase", scheduled from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, will feature blue and white scrimmages between the men's and women's soccer teams and the volleyball team. To end the day's activities, Rock the Mount "After Party" (7:00 pm to 10:00 pm) will include food, a mechanical bull, a ferris wheel, live music, a dunking booth and other carnival type games and rides.      

Rock the Mount promises to be a day of food, fun and new friendships as NC Wesleyan and the City of Rocky Mount welcomes the Class of 2022 and returning students to our GREAT CITY!
Student Employment Fair Scheduled For August 28

North Carolina Wesleyan College will host a Student Employment Fair on August 28, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:30 pm in the Garner Lobby of The Dunn Center for the Performing Arts.  The college seeks to assist students in easing the financial challenges of being a full-time college student.  We are inviting local employers to meet our part-time job seeking students and discuss potential opportunities with them.  The college welcomes employers to register for this event free of charge no later than August 17.  Click here for registration form.  Questions may be directed to Kenny Dickerson kdickerson@ncwc.edu (252) 955-2998 or fax (252) 985-5580.  

 September 18 - You Can Make A Difference 

Book Your Reservations At The Bellemonte House Bed & Breakfast Today 

Planning a trip to the Rocky Mount area? Live in Rocky Mount and need a getaway?  The Bellemonte House Bed & Breakfast, conveniently located on the campus of NC Wesleyan is a great place to stay or to plan your next event.  Watch below as Denise and Rick Wilkie, managers of The Bellemonte House Bed & Breakfast, give you a tour to show off some of its great features.  For more information visit the website or call Denise Wilkie (252) 955-2054.  

2018 Athletics Hall Of Fame Class Announced

The purpose of the North Carolina Wesleyan Athletics Hall of Fame is to recognize and honor those individuals, who through their superior athletic achievements or by their outstanding service, have made long-lasting, exemplary contributions to the college. Beginning with its inaugural class in 1999, Wesleyan has bestowed this honor upon 70 former athletes, administrators, and coaches who created a higher standard for our Bishops. This year's inductees meet those same standards and will comprise the 20th class of honorees. The Department of Athletics is pleased to announce that former head football coach Jack Ginn, as well as two of his former players, Cedric Townsend and Quinderra Spellman, are the latest additions to the N.C. Wesleyan Athletics Hall of Fame. The trio will comprise the inaugural class of honorees from the Battling Bishop football program.    Full Story
The Chairmen Of The Board Kicks Off 2018-2019 Dunn Center Season
The Dunn Center for the Performing Arts kicks off their 2018-2019 Season September 14th at 7:30 pm with the popular band, The Chairmen of the Board.  With one of Soul Music's all-time great group names, the Chairmen of the Board has pleased music lovers for over 30 years.

Over the years, the Chairmen of the Board were among Soul Music's most consistent hitmakers, scoring big with "Pay to the Piper," "Finders Keepers," "Chairman of the Board," and the blissful "Everything's Tuesday.".Even though iconic leader General Johnson is gone, forty-year member Ken Knox carries on the tradition of "Give Me Just a Little More Time" and "Carolina Girls." 

Beach music as bona fide as it gets! For tickets contact the Dunn Center box office at (252) 985-5197 or click here to purchase tickets online.
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Now Recruiting Students For YEA! Class of 2019

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is an exciting year long class that transforms middle and high school students into real, confident entrepreneurs.

YEA!'s mission is to develop and deliver exciting, experience-based entrepreneurship programs to young people to enable them to transform their ideas into real  enterprises that create economic and social value for a better world, develop the character of tomorrow's leaders, and enable educational institutions to provide successful entrepreneurship and social innovation training programs for youth between the ages of 11 and 18 around the country.

Students will have the opportunity to learn from real business professional mentors, conduct their own market research, develop their own business plans, participate in fun, business-related field trips, and more!  

Now recruiting students for the YEA! Class of 2019! Contact local program manager Leah Easterlin at leasterlin@ncwc.edu to nominate your favorite students or visit yeausa.orgStudent application deadline September 15.   

Earn Your Master Of Science In Criminal Justice 

Earn your fully accredited Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree 100% online.  Cost of books for the entire program will be less than $200.  Finish your degree in 12 months. Email Michael Drew at mdrew@ncwc.edu or call (252) 985-5200 to learn more or visit  www.ncwc.edu  for curriculum, admission requirements and to apply.

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

NC Wesleyan Collegiate Insignia License Plate Deadline Extended

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, 2019.

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.       
Alumni Spotlight

Rev. Marvin Alexander '14 - His Vision Impacts Lives
Rev, Marvin Alexander '14 is the Executive Director and Founder of the Mephibosheth Project, Inc., (MPI) a non-profit in the Goldsboro, NC area. 

"MPI was formed in 2007 to help those who have been incarcerated re-enter into the community after they are released.  Over the years, the program has helped countless men and women gain a solid footing back into the community, with employment opportunities and housing."  The MPI program was officially recognized recently by the NC Department of Public Safety as a re-entry program for ex-offenders. 

The vision, faith and leadership of Rev. Alexander impacts many lives in the Wayne County area.  He is a 2014 graduate of NCWC's Goldsboro campus, where he majored in Religious Studies with a minor in Psychology.    

August 2018
In This Issue

Upcoming Events

New Student Convocation
August 21

Rock the Mount
August 21

Student Employment Fair
August 28

Battling Bishops Club
August 28

First Football Game
September 1

Chairmen of the Board
September 14

Day for Wesleyan
September 18

October 27




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