A Newsletter for Alumni and Friends of North Carolina Wesleyan College
Thank you for believing in US!  Now, other students like Beverly, Emanuel and Jared can become scholarship recipients.  The majority of our students depend on some form of financial aid so they may have the opportunity to continue their education at NC Wesleyan College. The College Advancement Office made an appeal for support to increase our general endowment fund or the scholarship of your choice.  You have responded to that need and joined the ranks of alumnus like Carl Turner who has established an endowment to assist students with the chance of graduating and fulfilling their goals.  Because of your generosity, we can assist more students with furthering their dreams, becoming better citizens, and embarking on a path to success.  Thank you for your gifts!  Together we raised $33,796! You chose to support the following scholarships and funds with your year-end gift.

Alumni Scholarship Fund
David A. Jones Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Jack W. Moore Endowed Scholarship Fund
Dr. James Durant Melton Outward Bound Scholarship
Friends of the Library
Fritz James M. Smith, Jr. Faculty Development Fund
General Endowed Scholarship Fund
General Scholarship Fund
Gwen Gordon Shiley Endowed Scholarship Fund
Mary Elizabeth Austin Yancey Scholarship
Nu Gamma Phi Scholarship Fund
Taylor-Crocker Honors Program
The Carl and Mary Catherine Turner Endowed Scholarship Fund
The Charles Clifton "Cliff" Sullivan Endowment
The Corbitt B. Rushing Scholarship Fund
Wesleyan Fund
William G. Sasser Music Scholarship Fund

To support scholarships at NC Wesleyan, go to http://ncwc.edu/give/donate-now/
Wesleyan Beneficiary Of Eagle Scout Projects

N.C Wesleyan College recently was the beneficiary of several Eagle Scout projects.  

Charlie Lane, a member of Boy Scout Troop 7 chartered by First Presbyterian Church in Rocky Mount, built a brick sign base for the college for his project. The college will be installing a sign with an arboretum map of the campus on this base. For his project Lane raised $2,703 and contributed 147 service hours. Lane, the son of Tommy and Trevor Lane, is a junior at Rocky Mount High School. He received his Eagle rank on December 6, 2016.

Logan Severini, an Eagle Scout candidate from Wilson Pack 381, recently completed his project on the college campus.   Severini painted the  two large campus information stations and installed solar phone chargers. The solar panels also provide energy for the lights on the boards.  "Our information stations are widely used by student organizations to promote events and provide other information to students," said Ed Naylor, vice president of student affairs and dean of students.  "The addition of the solar phone chargers will be very beneficial to students as they can charge their electronic devices while they hang out with friends, study or eat on the brick patio."

Wesleyan is supportive of the Eagle Scout program and provides a $1,000 scholarship for four years for those students who have earned the Eagle Scout designation.     
Scout Builds Disc Golf Course On Campus     
A new disc golf course recently   has opened on the campus of N.C. Wesleyan    College.  After putting in more than 200 man hours, Nick Clark, an Eagle Scout    candidate  from Wilson Pack 381, completed the course this fall as his Eagle  Scout project. Clark is the son of Dr. Dewey Clark, Wesleyan President and  Suzanne Clark.

The nine-hole course starts at Nash Residence Hall and covers approximately 7.4 acres of campus. Each hole contains a cement tee pad with a fairway and a basket as the target. All holes are par 3 except for the ninth hole which is par 4.

"We were excited when Nick approached the college about building the disc golf course," said Ed Naylor, vice president of student affairs and dean of students. "We continually look for new recreational activities to provide our students. Disc golf is one of the fastest growing recreational sports on college campuses. Students are attracted to the sport as it is relatively easy to play, does not require a great deal of equipment and it does not take as long as some other recreational activities. It's a perfect fit for our campus."

Wesleyan students can check out discs from the Hartness Student Center.

"I wanted to create something for students to enjoy using the large campus that Wesleyan offers," Clark said. "Disc golf is an easy sport for college students to participate in between classes or on weekends." 
Building 429 And Josh Wilson Coming To The Dunn Center 

North Carolina Wesleyan College is excited to announce Building 429 featuring Josh Wilson and Special Guest are coming to The Dunn Center for the Performing Arts on March 23, 2017 at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are $50 VIP*, $20 General, and $17 Groups of 10+ and can be purchased at www.dunncenter.com or by calling (252) 985-5197. 
*VIP tickets include early entry at 5:30 pm, Q&A session with the artists, photo opportunity, and premium seating.  If you miss the Q&A session and photo opportunity, we will not be able to reschedule another time and will not issue discounts or refunds.

NC Wesleyan To Launch Alumni Directory Project

Wesleyan has authorized Publishing Concepts (PCI) to launch a project to update contact information for all Wesleyan alumni and to create a new alumni directory.
Starting soon, you will receive e-mails, postcards, and phone calls from PCI requesting that you update your contact information.  We encourage you to respond to these communications.  Once PCI has collected the information, the company will compile the data and create a new alumni directory.

PCI is a trusted partner of NC Wesleyan College.  We hope you will participate in our alumni directory project. 
If you have questions, please contact Tammy Harrell, Director of Alumni Relations, at tharrell@ncwc.edu or 252-985-5141.

Online First Aid For Dogs And Cats Course 

When your dog or cat is injured or sick, accurate assessment of the situation and quick treatment is vital to recovery. It is important to be prepared for even the most common injuries and have the necessary supplies available at a
ll times. Our First Aid for Dogs and Cats course provides a comprehensive guide to keep your pet healthy. 
This course covers medications, proper dosages, common illnes ses and injuries, such as burns, breathing problems, wound care and much more. This course is 100% online and is not meant to replace the experience of a Veterinarian. If your pet is in distress, please call your local Vet. Learn more about the course here:

Applications Now Being Accepted For Summer 2017 
Youth Theology Institute

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Women's Soccer Receives NSCAA Award
Congratulations to the Women's Soccer Team for receiving the NSCAA Team Academic Award for the 3rd  straight year! Tremendous season on and off the field!

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. 

Wesleyan T-Shirt Available At Dunham's Sports
Need some Wesleyan attire and can't make it to campus to the bookstore? Dunham's Sports at Golden East Mall in Rocky Mount has NC Wesleyan Bishops t-shirts!  Stop in today and purchase an NCWC t-shirt to support the Bishops!
Show your Bishop pride!
Alumni Spotlight

Meet Chardae Smallwood, J.D. '10 and Marcus Wright '12

Chardae Smallwood, J.D. majored in Justice Studies and minored in Psychology  She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2010.  Chardae started her own nonprofit, the Smallwood Family Scholarship Foundation, Inc.  Its purpose is to coordinate and host fundraisers in collaboration with local businesses in the Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia areas.  All of the proceeds from the fundraisers and donations will be used to award Prince George's County, Maryland and Southeast, Washington, D.C. students with scholarships for college.  Chardae is also currently studying for the Maryland bar exam.

"Attending Wesleyan really helped me to evolve mentally and culturally as a person.  It allowed me to meet, work with, and make lifelong friendships with some amazing people with very diverse backgrounds and experiences from different states and countries.  I loved the variety of classes Wesleyan offered in the Justice Studies major.  The classes gave me exposure to different areas of law prior to attending law school.  The one on one attention that our professors were able to provide due to the smaller classroom sizes helped me to get individualized help and improve critical writing, presentation, and speaking skills.  Wesleyan felt like my home away from Maryland and I enjoyed my four years there.  If I could redo my undergraduate experience, I literally would not change one thing."
While at Wesleyan, Chardae was President of the Black Student Association; Vice President, Campus Activities Board; Charter Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; Member of Psi Chi Honorary Society; Member of Alpha Phi Sigma Honorary Society; Member of Sisters of Distinction; P.A.L. Orientation Leader; and a student employee at The Dunn Center for the Performing Arts.

Marcus Wright majored in Criminal Justice and minored in Sociology  He graduated in 2012.  Marcus is currently a Family Services Specialist at W.I.N. Family Services, Inc. where he serves youth and young adults who are diagnosed with mental disabilities. As a Family Services Specialist, his role is to assist his clients with their specific therapeutic needs  His specialization is working with individuals who are involved in the criminal justice system.

"On December 1, 2016, I was honored as a Wesleyan alumnus to return and speak to Dr. Marsal's JUS 111 class.  The class consisted of majority freshmen and sophomore students.  The presentation was informal.  My main goal was to share my experience as a former Wesleyan student and some of my post graduate struggles as a young professional.  I also shared some advice on the hiring process in the criminal justice system.  First to get the class actively engaged in my presentation, I discussed different scenarios to illustrate my job and the unique challenges I encounter on a day to day basis.  Since some students in the class expressed their desire to work in the correctional setting, I asked, "how would you deescalate a situation with an individual with a mental health diagnosis who has not taken his prescribed medication and as a result, poses a threat to your entire unit?"  A lot of the students had a difficult time answering the question.  I asked them additional questions to help them brainstorm.  They ended up giving great feedback.  Then, Chardae shared some words of wisdom with them about the benefits of getting good grades and concentrating on their schoolwork.  Additionally, she explained it is often more difficult for Wesleyan students to compete and stand out when they apply for jobs and graduate schools and are ranked against other students from larger schools.   Lastly, I shared with the class how much my experience at Wesleyan has impacted my life.  By going to a small school, I really benefited from the advantage of the smaller class sizes and the one on one attention from my professors.  With the guidance and support of the faculty and staff from the Criminal Justice and Sociology Departments, Student Success Center, and my coaches, I was able to have a very rewarding college experience n and outside of the classroom.  Wesleyan helped me transform from a very shy, quiet introvert into an outspoken leader.  The leadership skills I developed as a Bishop are still valuable in my career today.  When I reflect on my college experience, I am extremely glad I decided to attend NC Wesleyan College-my second home."
While at Wesleyan, Marcus was Vice President of the SGA; played corner on the football team; President of Habit for Humanity; President of the NCWC Chapter of the Criminal Justice Association; Member of the National Honor Society of Leadership and Success; and was a Freshman Advantage Mentor.

When asked how they met, Chardae responded, "Marcus and I met during his freshman orientation and no I was not his P.A.L.  We went to high school together, but we did not know each other.  After our first conversation at the Dunn Center for one of the orientation events, eight years later here we are."
Faculty/Staff Spotlight

Votipka and Anderson Join Financial Services Staff

N.C. Wesleyan College recently hired two new staff members in its financial services area.
Andrew Votipka joined Wesleyan as budget analyst and ReOtis Anderson will serve as a financial aid advisor for the college.

Votipka joins Wesleyan from the super-regional accounting firm, Carr, Riggs and Ingram, where he served as staff auditor. In his new role at the college, he will oversee accounts payable and serve as the project coordinator for Title III grant initiatives. Votipka earned his bachelor's degree in philosophy and his master's degree in accounting from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He also is a certified public accountant.

Prior to joining Wesleyan, Anderson was a senior fund accountant at Nottingham. In his new role as financial aid advisor, he will counsel students and their families in various aspects of obtaining federal, state, institutional and private organization for college education funding. Anderson earned a bachelor's degree in business administration with concentrations in accounting and finance from East Carolina University. Anderson is a member of Beta Alpha Psi, national accounting fraternity, and serves as a Sunday school teacher at Pines Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.
"We are excited to have ReOtis and Andrew on our financial services team," said Jason Edwards, vice president of finance. "Their financial management experience will add tremendous value to the College and our students in these important roles."

January 2017
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