A Newsletter for Alumni and Friends of North Carolina Wesleyan College

After much anticipation, North Carolina Wesleyan College has officially submitted documentation to its regional accreditor to offer a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.  Pending approval from the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS-COC), the College will offer its first class on January 6, 2020.

If approved, this will be the second graduate-level program launched by Wesleyan in less than two years.  The first graduate program, Master of Science in Criminal Justice, was offered in spring of 2018.  The MBA program will be 100% online and consist of 33 credit hours to accommodate those seeking work or who are already working.  The one-year program will consist of five eight-week sessions, two classes per session, and will end with a final capstone class.  Like other academic programs offered by the college including their Adult Studies programs, the degree offers rolling admission, meaning those attending can start the program throughout the year at the beginning of any new eight-week session.   Read more.
Jasmin Spain '03 The MAIN Man 

After graduating from NC Wesleyan in 2003 with a degree in exercise science, Jasmin Spain returned to Wesleyan to serve as the Residence Hall Director for Petteway Hall.  In his position on campus, Jasmin had an amazing impact on the male students at NCWC.  Now at Pitt Community College, Spain continues to have an impact on male students through the MAIN initiative he founded, Males Addressing Issues and Needs. The initiative assists in the healthy development of the male population, with an emphasis on men of color.  

Spain currently serves as the assistant vice president of student development and community standards at Pitt Community College. His inspiring story "Becoming the MAIN Man" was featured June 26, 2019 in the North Carolina State University College of Education News.  Jasmin earned his master's of education in counseling education from NC State in 2012.  

NC Wesleyan is proud to have been a part of Jasmin's journey.   

Help NCWC Welcome The Class Of 2023 And Rock The Mount

Are you ready to  Rock the Mount? Come out on Tuesday, August 27 to help us welcome NCWC's Class of 2023!  Introduce your business or organization to our incoming freshmen and show them all that there is to do in the  Twin Counties, NC. Register your business or organization today  https://RockTheMount2019.Eventbrite.com

NCWC To Offer Major In Logistics And Supply Chain Management

Are you considering a career in Logistics and Supply Chain Management? Or interested in learning more about a career in this field? NC Wesleyan is excited to announce the expansion of its Logistics and Supply Chain Management concentration into an official major. 

Starting this fall, NC Wesleyan will offer a Bachelor of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management on its main campus in Rocky Mount and online becoming one of only two baccalaureate-level institutions in the state to offer a Bachelor of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
The Dunn Center Announces 2019-20 Season 

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From The Vault

From The Dissenter 1994

While students enjoyed their summer....

From The Dissenter 1983

Facilities was busy working to upgrade campus...and the same is true today!

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

Anthony Puckett ('07)  Spring Hope, NC's chief of police has been named the new police chief for Nashville, NC.  Anthony has been Spring Hope's police chief approximately five years and started his position in Nashville June 18.  He earned his bachelor's degree in justice studies from NC Wesleyan College in 2007 and a master's degree in criminal justice from the University of Central Missouri in 2012.  He has also served as an adjunct professor in criminal justice at Nash Community College.   


Taylor L. Campbell ('15) has been named executive director, Seagrass Village of Fleming Island by SRI Management LLC, a senior living management company with 23 communities throughout the Southeast.  Taylor joined the SRI Management leadership team in early 2017 as director of sales and marketing at Seagrass Village.  She previously served in marketing executive leadership positions in the healthcare industry.  Taylor earned her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with emphasis on business, management, marketing and related support services from NC Wesleyan College in 2015 through the Adult Degree Program.  

Diana M. Alford ('16) was recently nominated as a finalist for the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year award.  Diana is the owner of The Yellow Tulip, a clothing store for women of all ages located in Rocky Mount, NC.  Diana graduated from North Carolina Wesleyan College in 2016 with her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration.  She opened the Yellow Tulip in 2017.      

W. Howard Miles (' 96) has been appointed as a sales representative by Direct Metals,  a steel service center providing specialty metals with locations in Kennesaw, GA, and Waukegan, IL.   Miles previously worked as an inventory control/logistics manager at Southern Aluminum Finishing. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from North Carolina Wesleyan College.

Erin Gall ('05) was recently awarded the small business advocate of the year award by the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce.  Erin is a sales manager and marketing consultant for Allegra Marketing-Print-Mail.  She has been with Allegra for more than eleven years.  Erin graduated from NC Wesleyan in 2005 with a degree in history. After graduation she was an admissions counselor and recruiter at Wesleyan.

Davelle Whitney ('09) has been named the head basketball coach of  
Southside High School in Chocowinity, NC.  This will be his first head 
coaching position.   Whitney was a standout for Southside in both basketball
and football in high school.  Whitney played football for NCWC and
graduated  in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in computer information

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.

Aaron Earl Williams '92 departed this earthly life on January 5, 2019 in Greenville, NC.  He was employed for many years at O'Berry Center, Nordic Warehouse and Franklin Bakery.  Aaron served four years as a Field Artillery Specialist in the United States Army and was honorably discharged. He loved people and was very gifted and smart.  Aaron graduated from Goldsboro High School in 1975.  He also attended Winston-Salem State University and graduated from NC Wesleyan College in 1992 with a major in business.   

Richard E. Shaff '68 age 71 of Frederick, PA passed away suddenly on Friday, August 10, 2018.  He worked for the Frederick County Health Department and then spent the next 33 years with the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, as chief of the Emergency Management Branch, retiring in 2002.  He went back to work for 10 years with Crisis Management Services Corp., Clarksburg, retiring finally in 2015.  He graduated North Carolina Wesleyan College in 1968 with a B.S. in Chemistry. He is survived by his wife.

Garry M. Ewing '68 age 71, of Arlington, VA, died unexpectedly on September  26, 2018 at his home. Garry was a 1968 graduate of North Carolina Wesleyan College with a BA in History and Economics.  He earned his Master's degree and his law degree from William and Mary.  Garry worked as an attorney in the Washington, DC area.  He retired as an attorney for Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.  At the time of his death, Garry was caring for his wife who had developed Alzheimer's.  

Betty Jean White '65, age 77, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2019.  She graduated from North Carolina Wesleyan College in 1964 with a BA in Psychology.  She taught at Tri County Industries for several years.  She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church in Rocky Mount.  She enjoyed traveling with her parents and friends and although she was physically bound to a wheelchair, she still enjoyed a full life.  She is survived by numerous cousins and extended family. 

Ondra Faye Turner Gainey '84, age 72, passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019.  Ondra retired as an elementary school teacher with the Nash-Rocky Mount School System following over twenty years of dedicated service.  She was a member of Sunset Avenue Baptist Church.  She especially enjoyed being on the water along with her husband, whether it was just cruising along the coast or chasing the wind on the family sailboat.  Throughout her life she touched the lives of any around her with her contagious personality and smile.  Ondra graduated from North Carolina Wesleyan College in 1984.  She is survived by her husband, two sons, four grandchildren, and three brothers.  

Alice Welch Narron , age 64, died on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. She was a retired English professor who had taught at NC State University, North Carolina Wesleyan College (1999-2000 and 2003-2005), Louisburg College and Johnston Community College. She had a keen interest in eighteenth and nineteenth century literature and thought.  In later years, she was fascinated with Egyptian history of the time of the Pharaohs and partly mastered reading and writing hieroglyphics.  
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

Alumni Summer Gathering 
August 1

New Student Move In/Welcome Day
August 23

Rock the Mount
August 27

First Day of Classes
August 28

Homecoming 2019
October 12



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