A Newsletter for Alumni and Friends of North Carolina Wesleyan University
May 2022
On Friday, April 22 in a historic move, the North Carolina Wesleyan University Board of Trustees announced plans for the College to become North Carolina Wesleyan University. Since 2015, the College has been moving in this direction with the addition of its first two master's programs, a key component of being considered a university.

"The evolution of NC Wesleyan from a college to a university represents the culmination of the excellent work of many dedicated people over previous years and the commitment of the current administration, faculty, staff and Board of Trustees in expanding the institutional offerings to its students for research, as well as career development," stated Dr. Dan Crocker, Chairman of the NC Wesleyan Board of Trustees. "The impact of this effort on the students and the area will be tremendous." Read more
NC Wesleyan Unveils Turf Field and Receives Million Dollar Gift
On Thursday, April 21, North Carolina Wesleyan College celebrated the completion of phase one of its Sports Stadium and officially unveiled Stallings Field at the Vernon T. Bradley, Jr. Stadium. A highlight of the evening was a $1 million check presentation to the Campaign by Vernon T. Bradley, Jr. These funds made it possible for Wesleyan to construct a new turf field, install lighting and build additional parking. Read more.
NC Wesleyan Celebrates Class of 2022
On Saturday, May 7, North Carolina Wesleyan University held its Spring Commencement at the Rocky Mount Event Center celebrating 479 graduates. This commemorated the University's 82nd graduation and included the first class of graduates in its new RN-to-BSN program.

The commencement address was given by Daniel Erwin "Dan" Jansen, a retired American speed skater and Olympic gold medalist.

Jansen's message to the graduates centered around defining success. "Results are going to be there...give your best every time you're out there, that's really all that you can ask," stated Jansen. Read more.

Spring Commencement in its entirety may be viewed here.
Reserve Your Wesleyan Memorial Brick
Students, organizations, parents, alumni, and community supporters now have the opportunity to inscribe their names at North Carolina Wesleyan University. The Office of Advancement is selling bricks to be placed at the 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 NCWU campus and a special way to support NCWU. 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 NCWU. Click here for complete ordering information.
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