Thursday, October 29, 2020

Category Archives: Education

WCC Students Awarded SECU Scholarships

WCC Students Awarded SECU Scholarships

Two Wayne Community College students have been awarded $5,000 scholarships from the State Employees’ Credit Union. Anita Marie Keys of Goldsboro and Tiffany K. Taylor of Seven Springs are recipients of funds from the SECU Foundation People Helping People Two-Year Scholarship Program for NC Community Colleges. The scholarship can be used to pay for full-time…read more »

WCC Instructors Honored By National Organization

WCC Instructors Honored By National Organization

Two Wayne Community College instructors were recently honored by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development. Art Instructor Angie Waller and Business and Accounting Department Chair Erin LeGrand were presented Excellence Awards from the organization at a meeting of the college’s board of trustees. They were to have received them in May during NISOD’s…read more »

Community Weighs In On Superintendent Search

Community Weighs In On Superintendent Search

What characteristics does the community want in the next superintendent for Wayne County Public Schools? Jim O’Rourke from the North Carolina School Board Association had some answers for the Wayne County Board of Education this week as he showed off the results from WCPS’s survey regarding the vacant superintendent position. When asked about the five…read more »

WCC Academic Skills Center Celebrates Its Tutors & Accreditation

WCC Academic Skills Center Celebrates Its Tutors & Accreditation

Wayne Community College has had more reasons than ever to celebrate National Tutoring Week (Oct. 5-9) this year. Not only has the college’s tutoring hub, the Academic Skills Center, successfully mastered COVID-19-safe assistance, but it has earned accreditation in the midst of the pandemic. The WCC Academic Skills Center is now a National Tutoring Association-certified…read more »

WCPS Approves New Budget, Continues Effort To Reduce Spending

WCPS Approves New Budget, Continues Effort To Reduce Spending

Wayne County Public Schools tightens its belt as the district attempts to overcome its nearly $5 million fund balance deficit. At this week’s Board of Education meeting, WCPS Interim Superintendent Dr. James Merrill and School Operations Specialist, LLC President Aaron Beaulieu presented the 2020-2021 fiscal year budget. Merrill says some of the initial cuts made…read more »

Additional COVID-19 Cases Reported At WCPS Schools

Additional COVID-19 Cases Reported At WCPS Schools

More COVID-19 cases are popping up across the Wayne County Public Schools system. WCPS says it has been notified that an individual who was recently on the Brogden Middle campus, an individual who was recently on the Carver Elementary campus, three individuals who were recently on the Charles B. Aycock High campus, an individual who…read more »

WCC Presents 2020 Distinguished Chair Awards

WCC Presents 2020 Distinguished Chair Awards

Two Wayne Community College faculty members have been honored with the college’s 17th set of “Distinguished Chair” awards. Dr. Brandon Jenkins, Arts and Sciences Division dean, and Bill Reboli, psychology instructor, received monetary awards to use for travel and trophies. The Distinguished Chair awards recognize outstanding full-time curriculum faculty members who have distinguished themselves at…read more »

WCPS: Brogden Primary To Temporarily Transition To “Plan C”

WCPS: Brogden Primary To Temporarily Transition To “Plan C”

Out of an abundance of caution, Wayne County Public Schools says Brogden Primary will be transitioned to Plan C, full remote instruction, for the next two weeks due to COVID-19 cases impacting the school. Since September 29, the school has had eight individuals, four of which the district learned of Tuesday, who have recently been…read more »

Fall Scholarship Application Period Now Open

Fall Scholarship Application Period Now Open

New and returning Wayne Community College students should apply for Spring 2021 scholarships now. Current and incoming students have until the close of business on Nov. 13 to complete the online application for Foundation of Wayne Community College scholarships for the spring 2021 semester. Before applying, scholarship applicants must apply and be accepted to Wayne…read more »

Foundation Of WCC Offers Free Online Lectures Starting Tonight

Foundation Of WCC Offers Free Online Lectures Starting Tonight

The Foundation of Wayne Community College has moved its fall 2020 Arts and Humanities schedule into the virtual realm. The lectures will be provided live online starting Monday, Oct. 5. Links to the lectures are at www.waynecc.edu/foundation/. No registration is required and the lectures are free. The speaker series includes: “World War II: A Retrospective”…read more »

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