A Newsletter for Alumni and Friends of North Carolina Wesleyan College
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Spring Commencement Held May 4

North Carolina Wesleyan College held its Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 4 at the Rocky Mount Event Center.  This year's commencement speaker was Tony Stroud '83, alumnus of Wesleyan and founder and CEO of Stroud & Company, a Wilmington, NC accounting firm.

There were 233 undergraduate students in the Class of 2019.  In addition, 11 students graduated in the first cohort of Wesleyan's new Master's in Criminal Justice Program.  Read more or watch the Spring Commencement in its entirety. 
Inaugural Master's In Criminal Justice Class Graduates

Eleven students graduated in the first cohort of NC Wesleyan's new Master's in Criminal Justice program.  A hooding ceremony was held on Friday evening prior to Commencement.  

Alumni Gathering May 23...Register Today!

Be a part of North Carolina Wesleyan's Alumni Gathering as we come together to celebrate our alma mater.   Register today to attend one of three area events (Greenville, Triangle, Wilmington) to be held on Thursday, May 23.  Hope to see you there!
Wesleyan and Edgecombe Community College Renew Transfer Agreement
Edgecombe Community College and North Carolina Wesleyan College recently renewed an agreement that enables Edgecombe Community College graduates to transfer to NC Wesleyan.  Signing the agreement are (seated) Wesleyan President Dr. Dewey Clark (left) and ECC President Dr. Greg McLeod.  Standing from left are Wesleyan leaders Dr. Evan Duff, Michael Drew, Cheryl Barnhill, and ECC leaders Mark Lorence, Dr. Harry Starnes, Michael Jordan, and Debbie Batten

(From Contributed Reports) Edgecombe Community College and North Carolina Wesleyan College recently reauthorized an agreement that will help qualified ECC graduates transfer to Wesleyan.

The goal is to enable a seamless transfer for students who enroll at Wesleyan following completion of their two-year degree at ECC.  

The reauthorized agreement greatly expands the number of specific Associate in Applied Science degrees from ECC that will transfer to Wesleyan.  ECC degrees that are newly accepted by Wesleyan are:  Biotechnology; Computed Tomography; Distribution Management; Entrepreneurship; Geospatial Technology; Health Information Technology; Healthcare Management Technology; Historic Preservation Technology; Hunting and Shooting Sports Management; Manufacturing Technology; Radiography; School Age Education; Supply Chain Management; Surgical Technology; Trucking Operations.    Read More.
Career Readiness - The Bishop Way!

Average Time To Review A Resume Is 6 Seconds!

On average, employers only spend about six seconds reviewing your resume.  Even Usain Bolt can't run the 100 meters that fast!  While there is no "magic" way to write a resume that will guarantee an interview, the key is to "tailor" the resume for each position you are seeking.  And, knowing that employers and recruiters ma
y only give your resume six se conds, then it is vital to ensure that you grab their a ttention with the first half page o f your resume.
Customizing your resume to the particular job opening, using key words, and showing your skills and accomplishments are all important to demonstrate that you are a match for the position you are after.  It takes a great resume to get an interview, and you can't get the job without an interview (unless Uncle Ned is going to hire you)!
The North Carolina Wesleyan College Career Center has a certified professional resume writer on staff, and the Center is here to help alumni with questions about resumes, or to provide assistance in tailoring to a particular job or position.  Simply send an email to CareerServices@ncwc.edu for assistance.
Upcoming Shows And Events  At The Dunn Center 

You've witnessed them before.  It's time to welcome back what is undoubtedly the most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute available.  Dick Clark says "1964 is the Magic of the Beatles."  So let four guys with three guitars and a drum set take you back to an early 60s live concert where you'll be reminded just how much they look, feel and sound like the real thing!
Call the Dunn Center Box Office at (252) 985-5197 for tickets or buy online.

Registration For 2019 Academic Summer Camps 

Basic Computer Information Systems Camp 
June 17-21, 2019, 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
NCWC Rocky Mount Campus
Registration Deadline June 3

Is your rising 9th-12th grader interested in Computer Information Systems? We are offering a summer camp that provides a wonderful and engaging learning experience that allows your teen to earn college credit. Learn more here:  https://ncwc.edu/ncwc-academic-summer-camps/ 
2019 Athletic Camps & Clinics

John Thompson Basketball Development Camps 
Full/Half Day Camps
June 3-7
June 10-14
For Boys and Girls Ages 6-18

For more information, contact Coach John Thompson  252-985-5218 or jthompson@ncwc.edu

NC Wesleyan Girls Basketball Day Camp
June 17-21
9:00 AM-3:00 PM
For Girls Ages 6-18

For more information, contact Coach Artina Trader  252-985-5324 or atrader@ncwc.edu

Battling Bishops Soccer Camps
Summer Day Camps
June 24-28
Youth Ages 6-17

Elite Camps
July 19-21
Ages 10-17

For more information, contact Coach Beverly Biancur  bbiancur@ncwc.edu

NC Wesleyan Softball Camp
June 10-13
Ages 8-14

For more information, contact Coach Meredith Mills 
mmills@ncwc.edu or 252-985-5303

NC Wesleyan Volleyball Camp
July 23-25
Grades 5-8 9:00 AM-12:00 Noon
Grades 9-12 5:30 PM-8:30 PM

For more information, contact Coach Vicky Gentile at vgentile@ncwc.edu 
or 252-985-5207

NC Wesleyan Cross Country Camp
July 21-26
Cross Country Athletes Grades 9-12

Printable Flyer (Back)
Registration Form

For more information, contact Coach Marshall Leonard at mleonard@ncwc.edu or 252-955-4386

Earn Your Master of Science In Criminal Justice At NCWC

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 July 1, 2019.  Financial aid is available.  Email Dani Somers at dsomers@ncwc.edu. www.ncwc.edu/believenow

Finish Your Degree Through The Wesleyan Adult Degree Program
Finish your degree with us.  With 100% online, one night-a-week seated, and hybrid classes, choose the option that works best for your life.  We accept transfer credit and we are one of the most affordable non-profit colleges in the area.  Learn more today www.ncwc.edu/believenow
From The Vault

From The Dissenter 2006

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

Laura Estes Brown ('07)  is a member of the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Wayne County Class of 2018-2019.  As their class project, the group decided to honor veterans with a Veterans Memorial Garden at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Class members raised money for the project as well as devoted many hours of hard work to build the garden.  Leadership Wayne County is designed to create a corps of leaders dedicated to the betterment of the community through service.  Laura is the Associate Dean of Adult Studies-Veteran Affairs and Special Projects for North Carolina Wesleyan College Goldsboro Campus.  Laura graduated from NC Wesleyan College in 2007 with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. 

Tony Stroud ('83)  was North Carolina Wesleyan College's Spring Commencement speaker. Stroud spoke about graduates staying true to themselves, filtering through the noise and listening to their inner voice.  An honorary degree of Doctor of Humanities was bestowed upon Stroud following his speech.  Stroud is founder of Stroud & Company, a Wilmington, NC accounting firm.  He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.  Stroud graduated from NC Wesleyan College in 1983 with a degree in English.

Paul  L. Leeland ('71) resident bishop of the Western North Carolina Conference  of the United Methodist Church delivered the commencement address at Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury, NC.  Bishop Leeland was elected to the episcopacy in 2008 and was assigned to the Alabama-West Florida Conference. Leeland is a 1971 graduate from NC Wesleyan College with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Duke Divinity School and North Carolina State University.

Dio nne McGee ('07)  an empowerment speaker, author, coach and consultant 
has a newly released book "Finding your ROAR" now available via Amazon.
She recently held a book signing in Raleigh, NC.  "Finding Your ROAR" entails her story of a woman in leadership and the challenges that she had to face in corporate America.  Dionne graduated from North Carolina Wesleyan College in 2007 with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting.  Visit her website

Charles Kemp ('69) works as a student mentor at Lake View High School in South Carolina where he taught from 2006-2009 before retiring after teaching for 40 years.  He will file for re-election to the Fairmont, NC town council on July 5th, a seat he has held for 40 years along with serving as Mayor from 2005-2013. Charles graduated from North Carolina Wesleyan in 1969 with a Bachelor's degree in History.  He and his recent fiancee, Karan Bullock of Fairmont, plan to get married on July 28.  

Tammie Parris ('17) is currently employed at Cape Fear Community College as the Pender County Continuing Education Director and will celebrate 12 years in May.  Prior to that she worked in local government for 3 1/2 years.  Tammie serves on the Greater Area Chamber of Commerce board and was Woman of the Year in 2017.  Hurricane Florence took her home, but not her spirit and as a board member of Pender Educational Partnership, she has helped families in Pender County who have also been impacted by the hurricane.  Tammie is an active advocate for Brain Aneurysm Awareness after surviving one in 2012.  She earned her B.S. in Organizational Administration, Magna Cum Laude from NC Wesleyan in 2017 attending classes at the Wilmington location and online.  Tammie worked full-time while going to school. 
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.

Jack Ward Page '65 of Youngsville, NC, age 76, died of natural causes Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 at Transitions LifeCare Center, Raleigh NC.  He was born July 5th, 1942 in Pinehurst, NC the son of Jack Ward Page Sr and Francis Foster Page.  Jack graduated from Fayetteville Senior High School and from NC Wesleyan in 1965 with a Bachelor's degree in History.  Jack was a beloved husband, father, teacher, coach, minister and friend. 

Sharon Dale Tutor '95 of Apex, NC passed away at her home on July 23, 2018 after a long courageous fight with cancer with her twin sister by her side.  Dale was born in Fuquay-Varina, NC on November 2, 1960 to the late P.G. and Helen Hall Tutor. Dale graduated from NC Wesleyan College in 1995 with a BS in Business Administration.  She spent 25 years between NC Easter Seals and Lutheran Family Services of the Carolinas. Later in life, Dale changed careers and went into NC State Government working with the Department of Public Safety, Controller's Office and then Community Corrections.  
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

May 2019
In This Issue

Upcoming Events

Mr. Chips Art Invitational
May 16-Sept 15

Tackle the Tar
May 18

1964 The Tribute:
The Beatles
May 23

Alumni Gathering
May 23

Bishop Business Day
June 22



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