Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Category Archives: Education

WCC Student Standouts Lauded

WCC Student Standouts Lauded

Wayne Community College has recognized its top students of the 2019-2020 academic year. Sixty-seven students were honored with 80 awards. Each year, WCC faculty members select one student from their program whose academic accomplishments best represent that program. Those students receive Outstanding Student Curriculum Awards. Following are the students honored with Outstanding Student Curriculum Awards…read more »

WCPS Seeks Parent Intentions For The Fall

WCPS Seeks Parent Intentions For The Fall

As part of the district’s ongoing planning efforts for reopening, Wayne County Public Schools wants to hear from parents about their intentions for the fall. The district has rolled out a short but important survey which will let parents tell the school district if they intend to send their child to school if buildings are…read more »

Daly To Lead UMO’s Health Services Department

Daly To Lead UMO’s Health Services Department

Being in health care on a college campus can be challenging even under normal circumstances, but throw COVID-19 into the mix, and the position takes on a whole new level of complexity.  Holly Daly of Mount Olive has recently joined the University of Mount Olive as the Director of Health Services, filling the position left…read more »

WCC’s Walker Selected NC Campus Compact Chair

WCC’s Walker Selected NC Campus Compact Chair

Dr. Thomas A. Walker Jr., president of Wayne Community College, is the new chair of the North Carolina Campus Compact executive board. North Carolina Campus Compact is a collaborative network of 39 colleges and universities committed to educating students for civic and social responsibility, partnering with communities for positive change, and strengthening democracy. Presidents and…read more »

WCPS Operates Under Interim Budget, Waits For State Figures

WCPS Operates Under Interim Budget, Waits For State Figures

It is July, but Wayne County Public Schools has not yet approved an official budget for its new fiscal year.  That’s as the district attempts to overcome a nearly $5 million fund balance deficit disclosed last month. At last week’s meeting, the Wayne County Board of Education approved an interim budget resolution, as explained by…read more »

Scholarship Recipient Aspires To Give Back

Scholarship Recipient Aspires To Give Back

The ambition to succeed is as American as apple pie and Coca-Cola.  Lettie Pate was certainly a testament to that thought.  Born in Thaxton, Virginia she was raised in the Episcopal Church, privately educated, and married her husband, Joseph Brown Whitehead, in 1894.  In 1899, Joseph and an associate dreamed up the idea of bottling…read more »

WCPS Students Named Emmet & Mary Robinson Trust Fund Scholars

WCPS Students Named Emmet & Mary Robinson Trust Fund Scholars

Six Wayne County Public Schools graduates and one 2019 graduate are getting some extra support to attend college in the fall thanks to the Emmet & Mary Robinson Trust Fund Scholarship Program. The trust fund was set up by Emmet and Mary Robinson to award scholarships to students who attend a WCPS high school. The…read more »

Lancaster Receives ECU Program Scholarship

Lancaster Receives ECU Program Scholarship

A new graduate of Wayne Community College and Wayne Early Middle College High School has been awarded a scholarship designated for future teachers. Riley Lancaster of Pikeville was awarded a scholarship to participate in the East Carolina University’s Noyce Scholars Program and major in Secondary Mathematics Education. The program provides $11,000 per year for juniors…read more »

WCPS Seeks Parent Input For Fall Planning

WCPS Seeks Parent Input For Fall Planning

In planning for how school will look in the fall, Wayne County Public Schools is rolling out a number of surveys in the coming days to get parent and staff input. The first survey that was made live is specific to remote instruction. Next week, two additional surveys will be released. The first will be…read more »

School Board May Use Outside Firm For Superintendent Search

School Board May Use Outside Firm For Superintendent Search

Wayne County Public Schools is taking its first steps in finding a new permanent superintendent. During the regular meeting Monday, Wayne County Board of Education Chair Chris West led the discussion on how to go about the search for WCPS’s new Superintendent. He said the school board has two main options – finding superintendent candidates…read more »

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