A Newsletter for Alumni and Friends of North Carolina Wesleyan University
October 2022
NCWU Celebrates Founding Anniversary
On Thursday, October 20, North Carolina Wesleyan University will celebrate its 66th Founding Anniversary during its annual Founders’ Day Celebration. The event, which is open to the public, will take place from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in Minges Auditorium at The Dunn Center.

“This is a unique Founders’ Day because it is the first time in our institution’s history that we will be celebrating as a University. With our new identity ushering in our 66th year, I’m excited for NC Wesleyan to continue offering a personal, practical and purpose-driven approach to learning,” stated President Dr. Evan D. Duff.

Guest speaker for this year’s event will be Mrs. Kelly Joyner Lee, Program Officer for the North Carolina Community Foundation. Mrs. Lee manages nonprofit outreach, engagement and affiliate grantmaking, as well as scholarships for eighteen counties in central North Carolina. More.
For a Schedule of Homecoming Activities, Click Here
Senior VP for the NFL to Speak to NCWU Students
Dr. (h.c.) Constance Williams, Senior Vice President of Human Resources for the NFL, will be the next Resident Expert to offer her expertise to NCWU students. Through NC Wesleyan's new Resident Expert Program (WES-R.E.P.), students are provided with an opportunity to work directly with industry leaders through mentoring and workshops. These professionals connect with students to share their industry knowledge via on-site and virtual opportunities. Williams will join Dr. Katrina Sweet's Human Resources class (BUS 314) via Zoom on Friday, October 28 for a Q&A session that allows students the opportunity to learn about the HR field. More
Joey Griffin Deal of a Lifetime
North Carolina Wesleyan University has partnered with Joey Griffin Kia of Rocky Mount to give a current NCWU student the deal of a lifetime at this year’s Homecoming football game on November 5. One lucky and deserving Bishop will be the owner of a brand new 2022 Kia Rio courtesy of Joey Griffin Kia. NCWU students, faculty and staff have from September 1 until Wednesday, November 2 to nominate a current, full-time student they believe deserves and needs a new car. Students are not allowed to self-nominate, but a student can be nominated more than once.

The winner will be announced on Friday, November 4 at NCWU’s annual Homecoming Bonfire and receive the keys to their new Kia the following day during halftime of the Homecoming football game.
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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