A Newsletter for Alumni and Friends of North Carolina Wesleyan College
NC  Wesleyan Set To Welcome Class of 2023 

North Carolina Wesleyan College will welcome the incoming Class of 2023 to campus and to the Rocky Mount community at the eighth annual Rock the Mount event on Tuesday, August 27.  Rock the Mount is an annual tradition held the day before the first day of classes to kick off the new academic year.  This year seventy-one local businesses, churches and organizations are scheduled to display their products and services and help celebrate the start of the 2019-2020 school year.  
Premier Edition Omnium: The Undergraduate Research Journal at North Carolina Wesleyan College

The Writing Center, Writing Program, and Sigma Tau Delta of North Carolina Wesleyan College are proud to share the first edition of Omnium: The Undergraduate Research Journal at North Carolina Wesleyan College. This online journal showcases the winners of the first annual Interdisciplinary Writing Competition.  " Omnium provides our undergraduate students with the opportunity to explore the major genres of academic writing, join in scholarly conversations, share their ideas, perform original research, and see their work published in a professional venue." Dr. Keely Mohon-Doyle,  Dr. Doreen Thierauf and Dr. Julie Perino, Assistant Professors of English at NCWC are The Omnium Editors.  

Dr. Katrina Sweet '05 Completes Nonprofit Certification

Assistant Professor of Business Administration at NC Wesleyan College, Dr. Katrina Sweet, recently completed nonprofit certification at Duke University.  

Sweet is the founder and executive director of Parents and Their Children, PATCH Inc., a nonprofit service organization.  PATCH Inc. focuses on addressing abuse/trauma, educational disparities and health disparities.  Their primary goal is to advocate for and empower parents and children who are under-represented in the community and forced to suffer in silence.  Sweet founded the organization in February 2011. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for PATCH's new location, 846 Country Club Drive in Rocky Mount, NC on August 5.  

Dr. Sweet received her Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies from NC Wesleyan College in 2005, her master's degree in public administration from Keller Graduate School of Management and her doctorate in organizational management from Capella University.  

She is the author of two books, Silent Screams from Within and Culture Shock and is working on her third book In the Secret Place. 
Class Of 1969 Celebrates 50th Reunion

Dr. Smith Presents Paper In Copenhagen, Denmark

A paper authored by Dr.  Patricia Matisz Smith, Professor of Business Administration, was accepted for presentation at the Academy of International Business 2019 Annual Meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark. The title was "Teaching a Business Honors Course on China". Dr. Smith's paper was included in a session titled "Philosophical & Pedagogical Issues in Teaching International Business" chaired by Professor Rikke Kristine Nielsen of Aalborg University, Denmark. Dr. Smith was awarded Wilkinson Professorships to travel to China for faculty development with the Centers for International Business Education and Research.  

The Academy of International Business (AIB) is the leading association of scholars and specialists in the field of international business. This was Dr. Smith's last conference before retiring.  


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The Malpass Brothers Open Dunn Center 2019-2020 Season

They're just one of us, or two of us, actually...growing up in Eastern North Carolina with grits, hushpuppies and barbecue. Just like us. And every bit as down-to-earth as the classic country music they sing. Yes, you've seen Christopher and Taylor before. And we can't imagine a more suitable opening for a season that's gonna be oh, sooooo fun! 

Friday, September 27, 2019
7:30 PM
The Dunn Center for the Performing Arts

Call the Dunn Center box office at (252) 985-5197 or purchase tickets here.

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Stay Connected!

Keep Wesleyan and your fellow alumni informed of your news of marriages, births, job changes, awards, and other activities.  Email your Class Note to alumni@ncwc.edu.  Photos also will be considered.
Alumni Class Notes

Tristan Marshall '19 has been named the new boys' soccer coach for Northern Nash High School in Rocky Mount, NC. Marshall played for Northern Nash during high school and was a talented goalkeeper.  He was the first Northern Nash player to be named to the North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All Star Soccer Game in July 2015.  While a student at NC Wesleyan, Marshall played soccer.  He graduated in May 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a minor in Secondary Education.  

Laura O'Neal '68 has been appointed by NC Governor Roy Cooper to serve a
four-year term on  the Nash Community College Board of Trustees effective 
July 1, 2019.  O'Neal lives in Rocky Mount and has served the community for  42 years as an employee of the Nash County Department of Social Services.  She graduated from North Carolina Wesleyan College in 1968 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and from UNC-Chapel Hill with her Master's degree in Social Work.    

Jalen M. Cannady '16 has joined the men's basketball program at Catawba
Valley Community College as an assistant coach.  Cannady was a standout player for CVCC averaging 10.3 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.  After graduating from CVCC, Cannady completed his collegiate career at NC Wesleyan College.  He played in 16 games for NCWC until a wrist injury during his senior season ended his playing career.  He served as a student assistant coach at NCWC in 2015-16.  Cannady graduated from NC Wesleyan in 2016 with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. 

Eduardo "Lalo" Ugalde '16 has been named Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach at The University of Texas Permian Basin (UTPB). Lalo previously served as an assistant coach at the University of Alabama, assistant coach for the men's and women's tennis teams at Jacksonville State University and Barton College. He played tennis four years at NC Wesleyan College and was team captain for two seasons. He was named USA South Conference Tournament MVP in 2014 and achieved a high ranking of 15th in the country. Lalo graduated magna cum laude from NC Wesleyan in 2016 with a B.S. in Business Administration and a minor in Accounting. 

Holly Roberson Hamilton '96 is now living in Charleston, SC where she
enjoys her  niche as a real estate broker with Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's 
International Realty.   Before embarking in real estate, she earned a JD and
LLM in International  Taxation from Regent University and is currently a 
member in good standing  of both Virginia and NC bars. Holly graduated from 
North Carolina Wesleyan  College in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 

Remembering Our Bishop Family

To notify us of the death of a classmate, faculty or staff member, please email the information and an obituary, if available, to alumni@ncwc.edu.

Lillie Mae Delamar Rowe '65 passed away in the early morning hours of July 25, 2019 at Methodist Hospital in Conroe, Texas. She was born in Nash County, NC but had the privilege to see vast reaches of this country of ours. Her last moments, pre-hospital, were spent enjoying the beach which was always her favorite place. Lillie graduated from NCWC in 1965 with a degree in Music. She is survived by a son and daughter and six grandchildren. 

Rev. Richard Farmer Lewis, Sr. '74 known to many as "Dick", resident of Calypso,  NC, went to his heavenly reward July 22, 2019, while he was being cared for at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.  He had been a minister with the United Methodist Church, serving for more than 52 years in many churches in eastern North Carolina.  He was a graduate of North Carolina Wesleyan College (1974), Duke Seminary and Southeastern Theological College at Wake Forest University.  He is survived by his wife of nearly 61 years, three children and their spouses, five grandchildren, two grandchildren, and a sister.  

Dana Elaine Williams '05 age 44, passed away on Wednesday, August 13, 2019 at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC.  She recently participated in the Leadership Wayne County program of the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce.  Dana was an outstanding student, teammate and friend to many. Dana graduated from North Carolina Wesleyan College-Goldsboro Campus in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Justice Studies and Psychology. She is survived by her parents, a daughter and her fiance. 

Renee King Barnes '12. age 44, of Charles City, VA departed this life August 9, 2019. Renee worked briefly as the Campus Visit Coordinator in the Admissions office of North Carolina Wesleyan. She graduated from North Carolina Wesleyan College in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  She is survived by two daughters, one granddaughter, her parents, grandmother, one brother, one sister and a host of other relatives and many close 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

In This Issue

Upcoming Events

Mr. Chips Art Invitational
May 16-Sept 15

New Student Move In/Welcome Day
August 23

Rock the Mount
August 27

First Day of Classes
August 28

One Obsession
August 29

The Malpass Brothers
September 27

Homecoming 2019
October 12



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