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Category Archives: Education

Chamber Welcomes New Teachers To Wayne County

Chamber Welcomes New Teachers To Wayne County

Wayne County’s newest teachers are given a warm welcome. Thursday morning, the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce held its annual Teacher Welcome Breakfast at Lane Tree Golf Club to help greet about 75 of the newest educators at Wayne County Public Schools. Charles Ivey, Chair of the Wayne Education Network, says Wayne County is a…read more »

WCC Hoping To Have Next President In Place In January

WCC Hoping To Have Next President In Place In January

Wayne Community College is moving forward with its search for a new president. At its meeting this week, WCC Trustee Geoff Hulse said he felt like the hiring process is already moving forward with plans to start advertising for president candidates next month. The college plans to receive public input on the five characteristics most important…read more »

WCC Taps Jenkins for Interim VP Duty

WCC Taps Jenkins for Interim VP Duty

Dr. Brandon M. Jenkins has been named Wayne Community College’s interim vice president for academic and student services. He will serve in the role during the period that Dr. Patty Pfeiffer is the interim president. The college is beginning the search process to replace the immediate past president, Dr. Thomas Walker Jr., who has taken…read more »

N.C. Teacher Of The Year Visits Wayne County Public Schools (PHOTOS)

N.C. Teacher Of The Year Visits Wayne County Public Schools (PHOTOS)

North Carolina’s top teacher pays a visit to Wayne County. Eugenia Floyd, the North Carolina Teacher of the Year, toured Brogden Middle School on Tuesday where she was greeted by students and staff. During her stop, Floyd met with the WCPS Teacher of the Year, Stephanie Gall, and WCPS Principal of the Year, Dr. Demesha…read more »

Three Reappointed As WCC Trustees

Three Reappointed As WCC Trustees

Three members have been reappointed to the Wayne Community College Board of Trustees. Veda Horton McNair, Donald Best Barnes II, and Dr. David T. Tayloe Jr. took the oath of office for their next term as college trustees on July 20. McNair is entering her fifth term. She was reappointed by the Wayne County Board…read more »

WCC Graduate Earns Engineering Scholarship

WCC Graduate Earns Engineering Scholarship

Evan Stahl is the first Wayne Community College graduate to receive a scholarship to transfer into East Carolina University’s engineering program. Stahl was awarded a “PIRATES” scholarship that will provide up to $10,000 per year for two years of study in ECU’s College of Engineering and Technology. The funds are from the Providing Inclusive Residential…read more »

UMO’s Holly Daly Earns Award

UMO’s Holly Daly Earns Award

Holly Daly, Director of Health Services at the University of Mount Olive, has received The Outstanding Contribution to Campus Life Award. The award is presented to the faculty or staff member that has demonstrated exemplary service in contributing to a transformative campus life experience for the students. Daly began her career at UMO in June…read more »

UMO To Offer Seated MBA Program At JCC

UMO To Offer Seated MBA Program At JCC

Starting in August, the University of Mount Olive will offer an in-person Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Johnston Community College’s Smithfield campus. The eight-week courses will be taught on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 9 PM. According to Dr. Kathy T. Best, Dean of the Tillman School of Business, students enrolled in the…read more »

High School Students Attend SAE Institute At UMO

High School Students Attend SAE Institute At UMO

Thirteen high school students from across the state of North Carolina gathered at the University of Mount Olive this week for the 2021 NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission Supervised Agricultural Experience Institute. Students from Duplin, Greene, Johnston, Lenoir, Lincoln, Sampson, Wake, and Wayne participated in the three-day event aimed at introducing them to the agriculture…read more »

Speakers Urge WCPS To Ban Teaching Of Critical Race Theory

Speakers Urge WCPS To Ban Teaching Of Critical Race Theory

Critical Race Theory has been a hot topic across the nation in recent weeks. The controversial idea came to the Wayne County Board of Education meeting this Monday, with three persons speaking against CRT during the public comment period. Laura Hodges argued the teaching of Critical Race Theory doesn’t make sense because all cultures have made…read more »

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