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Category Archives: Education

Free WCC Classes Filling Up Fast

Free WCC Classes Filling Up Fast

Wayne Community College’s gift to the community has been so popular that one of the classes is already full and the others are close to topping out. The college’s Workforce Continuing Education division is offering four “Leisure and Recreation” courses free of charge in June. They are: Floral Design, 6-7 p.m., Mondays, June 1-22 “WERK”…read more »

WCPS May Change Graduation Plans Depending On State Guidance

WCPS May Change Graduation Plans Depending On State Guidance

Wayne County Public Schools is considering altering its high school graduation plans. After originally announcing drive-in graduation ceremonies due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it became clear not everyone was behind that plan during a special called meeting of the Wayne County Board of Education on Friday. Wayne County interim Health Director Ken Stern urged…read more »

UMO Art Students View COVID-19 From A Different Perspective

UMO Art Students View COVID-19 From A Different Perspective

During the stay at home orders caused by COVID-19 people often feel trapped.  Social distancing has meant social isolation for many.  University of Mount Olive Art Professor Cheryl Hooks challenged the students in her Fine Arts Studio class to complete a window meditations assignment as a means of helping them realize that although the scenery…read more »

WCPS Announces Live Graduation Events

WCPS Announces Live Graduation Events

At Monday evening’s monthly Board of Education meeting, WCPS administrators announced the district’s plan to hold live commencement events for its graduating classes of 2020. “School districts are struggling nationwide for how to honor their graduating seniors in this COVID-19 environment,” states Ken Derksen, WCPS 2020 Graduation Coordinator. “We have reviewed North Carolina’s guidelines for…read more »

Impact Teens Goldsboro To Honor Grads

Impact Teens Goldsboro To Honor Grads

Starting this week, Impact Teens Goldsboro will be dedicating its social media platforms to graduates in our community. This means that everyone who fills out the Graduation Highlights Form will be recognized for their academic completion.  Impact Teens Goldsboro needs your help to make this a huge success.  Share the link and flyer to get the…read more »

UMO’s Maria Zimmer Receives Morris Award For Academic Excellence

UMO’s Maria Zimmer Receives Morris Award For Academic Excellence

University of Mount Olive elementary education major Maria “Mia” Zimmer recently received the distinguished Dr. Thomas R. Morris Award for Academic Excellence. The award was presented to Zimmer for having the highest Grade Point Average (GPA) of the May graduating class. The award is made possible through the generosity of Dr. Thomas R. Morris and…read more »

Holland-Toll Receive Morris Award For Excellence In Teaching At UMO

Holland-Toll Receive Morris Award For Excellence In Teaching At UMO

The University of Mount Olive recently awarded the 2020 Dr. Thomas R. Morris Award for Excellence in Teaching to Professor of Language and Literature Dr. Linda Holland-Toll. In addition to her teaching responsibilities Holland-Toll serves as the advisor for English Education, the Linguistics Club, and Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society. Interim Vice President for…read more »

WATCH: UMO President Discusses Plans For Fall

WATCH: UMO President Discusses Plans For Fall

The University of Mount Olive’s President shares his confidence that students will be back on campus for classes in the fall despite the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic.  In a video message to students, UMO Interim President Dr. Ed Croom talks about the start of the fall semester at the University. You can view Dr.…read more »

WCC’s Humphries Garners Writing Awards

WCC’s Humphries Garners Writing Awards

Wayne Community College’s Public Information Officer has been recognized with four writing awards. Tara Humphries earned first and second place in the press release category and first and second place in the speech category of the 2020 National Federation of Press Women’s At-Large Communications Contest. “This is a significant achievement because the at-large contest is…read more »

WCC Taking Layered Approach to Campus Return

WCC Taking Layered Approach to Campus Return

Wayne Community College is working to re-open its campus after weeks of operating remotely due to COVID-19 precautions. While the state is in Phase I of its re-opening process, the college is also transitioning back to campus occupation. Staff will return on May 18 and be available to assist members of the public on any…read more »

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