Public Invited to Student Showcase at Wayne Community College

Public Invited to Student Showcase at Wayne Community College

Wayne Community College invites the public to a showcase of its Global Distinction and Honors students’ work.

The “Global Experience Honoring Your World” event is set for 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 20 in the Wayne Learning Center (building with flag poles) on the college’s main campus in Goldsboro.

“Students taking Honors and Global courses are preparing immersive experiences, interactive exhibits, informational displays, and scientific research posters, all related to one or more of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals,” said Lynn Swafford, a biology instructor and honors program coordinator.

This is the second year that the exhibition has been held.

“Last year, many Honors and Global program students created the Global Experience Honoring Your World event,” said Allyson Daly, a WCC English instructor and liaison for the Global Scholars program. “Participants were inspired to value international connections, solutions, and culture as students showcased their international and enriched honors learning experiences and products.”

“Eighty student presenters engaged with the community and over 165 people attended,” Daly said.

This year, 84 students will participating in 27 presentations with topics such as “Living in Fear: Civilian Life of Ukraine,” “Building and Paving the Future with Plastic,” “International Health Care Jeopardy!,” “Phytoplankton and Zooplankton Diversity and Correlation,” and “Helpers for Elders.”

The presentations and displays are the result of research and projects completed for biology, communications, English, and leadership development courses.

Visitors will be given passports that they can get stamped at each stop and souvenir luggage tags.

A bilingual (English and Spanish) tour guide will be present.

The event is free and open to the public. No registration or reservation is required.

For more information on the event, contact Daly at 919-739-6868 or [email protected] or Swafford at 919-739-6857 or [email protected].

Wayne Community College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Anyone needing accommodation or having questions about access should contact the college’s Accessibility Counselor at 919-739-6729 or [email protected].