A Newsletter for Alumni and Friends of North Carolina Wesleyan College
February is the perfect time of the year to Show your Love to NC Wesleyan!

Eastern North Carolina Alliance (ENCCA) 2019 Career Fair Scheduled February 20

The Ea stern North Carolina Career Alliance (ENCCA) 2019 Career Fair will be  held at t he  McKimmon Center in Raleigh, NC on Wednesday, February 20 , 2019 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  This Career Fa ir is  sp eci fically for students and alumni from the following institutions:  Barton College, Ca mpbell University, Meredith C olle ge, Methodist University, North Carolina Wesleyan College, Saint Augustine's University, Shaw University, The University of Mount Olive, and William Peace University.  There are currently 77 employers and schools that will be there recruiting.  

This event is for students seeking full-time employment and/or graduate school as well as for general career-related information, and internships and alumni seeking positions or information.  

For additional information, please visit the Career Fair site at  https://www.collegecentral.com/enccacareerfair/.

Wesleyan Gives Back 

Community service is an important part of the culture at NC Wesleyan for students, faculty and staff.  Bishops started off 2019 actively involved in many area events giving back to the community.

The NC Wesleyan women's lacrosse, women's soccer and volleyball teams volunteered their time Friday night, February 8 at "Night to Shine" at Englewood Baptist Church in Rocky Mount.  "Night to Shine" is a worldwide event sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation during which people ages 14 and above with special needs get to enjoy red-carpet treatment in a festive atmosphere.  The event culminated with every special guest being crowned the king or queen of the night.  Photo credits Suzanne Clark.  

Over 150 Wesleyan College students participated in the MLK Day of Service on January 21.  Volunteers engaged in community service at several non-profit sites in the Rocky Mount area including Habitat for Humanity, Keep America Beautiful, Meals on Wheels, and Peacemakers. Photo credits Alan Campbell, Rocky Mount Telegram.

The NCWC Women's Basketball tea m  took t ime o ut of thei r busy schedule  to volunteer their time and even shoot some hoops with the kids from
Baskerville Elementary School in Rocky Mount.  Some of the students and teachers from Baskerville attended the Women's Basketball Elementary School Appreciation Day held January 26 and won the prize for the school with the most kids in attendance.  The  Bishop women enjoyed returning the favor.
Tea Anyone?

Come enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the beautiful Bellemonte House parlor with your friends.  Sip a little tea, share some conversations and enjoy sweet and savory treats.  You can even take a tour of the historic Bellemonte House built in 1817 and recently restored to its original design.. 

The Bellemonte House, located on the campus of NC Wesleyan College,  is pleased to offer afternoon tea at 2:00 pm the second Tuesday and Saturday of each month.   Minimum parties of four with a maximum of sixteen.
Reservations are required.   Cost is $20 per person and includes sweet and savory treats as well as two types of tea.  

For more information and reservations, contact Denise Wilkie (252) 955-2054 dwilkie@ncwc.edu.  

Need A Career Transition? NCWC Can Help

Tired of being overlooked for a promotion or do you want to make a career transition? Earn your bachelor's degree with evening or online classes. Our next term starts March 11, 2019.  www.ncwc.edu/believenow
Upcoming Shows And Events  At The Dunn Center 

Terry Barber - February 22, 2019 7:30 PM

A rare countertenor with extraordinary vocal range and natural fluency in many musical styles.  Whether performing classical or popular favorites, his shows feature "great vitality and verve" as described by the Los Angeles Times.  A voting member of the Grammy Awards, he's worked with many of music's most prestigious figures.  Meet the real thing...Terry Barber.    

Call The Dunn Center Box Office at (252) 985-5197 for tickets or buy online.

A fitting salute to the king of pop on both his 60th birthday and the 10th anniversary of his death.  Tribute artist Michael Firestone has been dubbed the heir apparent to Michael Jackson in terms of appearance and showmanship.  His authenticity as he performs Billy Jean, Thriller, and Man in the Mirror will leave you asking, "Is this the real thing?" The answer is...Yes!  Well, closest thing, anyway.  Ticket price is $35 per ticket.  Call the Dunn Center Box Office at (252) 985-5197 for tickets or buy online.

Master of Science in Criminal Justice Now Offered

Earn your fully accredited Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree 100% online. Cost of books for the entire program is less than $200. Finish your degree in 12 months. Next start date is March 11, 2019. Financial aid available. Email Michael Drew at mdrew@ncwc.edu or call 252-985-5200 to learn more.  www.ncwc.edu/believenow
From The Vault

Construction workers lower cupola into correct position.
The Dissenter 1984....

"On February 25, 1982, ground was broken for the Leon Russell Chapel.  Standing as a tribute to the dedication and service of one who was a founder and trustee of the college in its early years, the chapel will be completed by Fall Term 1983. This new facility includes a space adaptable to a variety of worship settings, a reception room, an office for the campus minister, and the Rena Perry Blackburn Prayer Room.  Sliding glass panels open to a courtyard bordered by a pierced brick wall."

"Standing apart from other campus buildings, the chapel will be the outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace earnestly desired and sought as qualities of campus life."

From The Dissenter 1964...

Men's Basketball Team 1963-1964
Front Row:  Al Rexroad, Ray Freeman, Michael Pratt, Johnny Rhodes
Back Row:  Denny Seybert, Clem Josselyn, Lloyd Nelson, Butch Fergusson, John Edgerton

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

Charles R. Davis ('88)    was recently presented the Clyde King Excellence in Coaching Award by Wilson Hot Stove League.  A 1988 graduate of NC Wesleyan, Davis began his coaching career as Mike Fox's assistant at Wesleyan for two years.  He retired in 2017 after a 27-year career at Charles B. Aycock High School in Pikeville, NC where he was head baseball coach and athletic director.  Davis has also been enshrined into the University of Mount Olive and George Whitfield halls of fame. Davis is married and has two children. 

Ryland L. Harrelson ('75) has been named Senior Executive Vice President 
and Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO), Administrative Services at TSYS, a leading global payments provider with headquarters located in Columbus, GA.  As the senior executive leading TSYS Administrative Services, Harrelson has responsibility for global Human Resources, Corporate Real Estate, Corporate Marketing and Culture, and Diversity and Inclusion.  In addition, Harrelson serves as the Chief Ethics Officer for TSYS.  He earned a bachelor's degree from NC Wesleyan in 1975.  

Sherry Archibald ('06) has been named executive director of the United Way
of Wayne County effective March 11, 2019.  Sherry has been the director of the
Paramount Theatre and Goldsboro Event Center for the past eleven years. She obtained a bachelor of science degree in business administration and a bachelor of arts in psychology in 2006 from NC Wesleyan's Goldsboro campus.  She received the Advocate of the Year award by the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. in 2007, the North Carolina Main Street Champion Award in 2008 and the Distinguished Service Award from the Goldsboro Jaycees in 2010. She has served on boards for Injoy Thrift Stores, United Way of Wayne, NC, Presenters Consortium and Paramount Theatre Foundation.  Sherry was also Junior Leadership council chair for Wayne County Chamber of Commerce and on the task force committee for the National Day of Prayer Wayne County.

Sarah Bowyer ('18) has joined the  Suffolk, VA Sheriff's Office and will be working in administration. Sarah is a Suffolk native and an honors graduate of Lakeland High School. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from North Carolina Wesleyan College in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice.  Sarah was the 2016-2017 President of the Taylor-Crocker Honors Program, a member of several honor societies, including Alpha Phi Sigma (National Criminal Justice Honor Society), and a 4-year starter of N.C. Wesleyan's Softball Team earning the Scholar-Athlete Award in both 2015-2016 & 2017-2018. Sarah also earned the 2017-2018 Innovative Security Program of the Year Award for N.C. Wesleyan, in which she developed a security/safety guide that has been posted in all campus buildings.

Dr. Dewey G. Clark ('82) was honored February 7 at the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce's 115th Annual Meeting at Nash Community College for his service as Chairman of the Chamber the past year (2018-2019).   Dr. Clark earned his bachelor's degree in business administration and history from Wesleyan in 1982. He earned his master's degree in business administration from Campbell University, and earned his doctorate in management from Argosy University.  He became the seventh President of NC Wesleyan College May 4, 2014.  

Dwayne D. Hollis '12  recently made his debut for the Atlanta Legends of the brand new Alliance of American Football (AAF), which serves as a type of developmental league for the NFL.  Hollis,  a defensive back for the Legends, played football for the Battling Bishops from 2009 to 2012. As a sophomore, Hollis was named First Team All-USA South Athletic Conference as a Defensive Back. As a junior and senior, Hollis was named First Team All-USA South Athletic Conference as both a kick returner and as a defensive back.  Hollis was also named an All-American at defensive back by the American Football Coaches Association.  He graduated from NCWC in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies. Hollis played for the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League from 2015-2017 as a kick returner and defensive back. 
Remembering Our Bishop Family

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

Brad Melton '18 of Ayden, NC passed away on December 11, 2018 at the age of 47.  
Brad was a police officer with the Ayden Police Department for 18 years.  He mentored many kids and was known to the Ayden kids as Officer Mustache.  He was proud of graduating from NC Wesleyan College, Cum Laude in December 2018 with a BS in Criminal Justice.  He was a member of Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society and was enrolled in the Master of Science in Criminal Justice program at Wesleyan.  He is survived by one daughter, his mother and step father, one brother, one nephew and several nieces.  

Andrew "Drew" Wayne Harrell '70  passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at the age of 74.  He loved Boy Scouts and earned his Eagle Scout award and the Order of the Arrow.  He received many honors in his high school years, served in the US Air Force, returning to graduate Cum Laude from NC Wesleyan College in 1970 with a degree in Economics.  Drew began his career in marketing at Hardee's Food Systems, becoming an entrepreneur when he and his wife, Theresa, founded Consumer Concepts, Inc. After a lengthy time in business in Rocky Mount, he and Theresa moved to Morehead City, eventually selling the business and starting another venture A. Harrell and Associates, Inc. building custom homes along the Crystal Coast.  His philosophy was "there is little difference between a promotional product and a custom home, you were simply building a product to make your customer happy".  He is survived by his wife, two children and three grandchildren.

Grover Randall "Randy" Hull '81 of Nashville, NC passed away Monday, February 4, 2019 at the age of 61.  Randy was a loving husband, father and PaPa.  He was a devoted member and leader at Salem Baptist Church and was a dedicated hardworking man.  Randy served as SFC in the US Army.  He was also a member of the Salem Volunteer Fire Department.  He graduated from NC Wesleyan in 1981 with a degree in Business Administration.  He is survived by his father, wife, two daughters, one sister, a granddaughter and two step-grandchildren.

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

February 2019
In This Issue

Upcoming Events

USA South Basketball Tournament
February 19

Terry Barber
February 22

Wesleyan Society Gala
February 28

I AM KING: Michael Jackson
March 1

Honors Convocation
March 19

Dr. Lee Templeton
Jefferson-Pilot Professorship Lecture
March 28




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