Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Category Archives: Education

WCC’s Walker To Lead Statewide Diversity & Equity Effort

WCC’s Walker To Lead Statewide Diversity & Equity Effort

Wayne Community College’s president has been appointed to lead a study of diversity and equity in the state’s community colleges. Dr. Thomas A. Walker Jr. was tapped to serve as the co-leader of a new North Carolina Community Colleges System Advisory Council Initiative on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The assignment was one of Peter Hans’…read more »

WCPS Provides Info On Plan “B” Reopening

WCPS Provides Info On Plan “B” Reopening

Wayne County Public Schools has released the following information on the decision to reopen schools under the Plan “B” concept: On Monday, July 20, the Wayne County Board of Education discussed draft reopening plans at a special called meeting. After much discussion, the Board in a 5-2 decision, voted to reopen schools under the Plan…read more »

UMO Announces Common Read Selection

UMO Announces Common Read Selection

The University of Mount Olive has selected Kathy Izard’s 2017 Christopher Award Winner The Hundred Story Home as its 2020 Common Read book selection. Reading, discussing, and writing about the novel will be a part of the curriculum for students enrolled in the First Year Experience course. An award-winning graphic designer in Charlotte for 20…read more »

BREAKING: Board Votes To Reopen Schools Under Plan “B”

BREAKING: Board Votes To Reopen Schools Under Plan “B”

Wayne County Public Schools will start planning to reopen under Plan “B,” meaning school buildings will have to be ready for some students to return in the fall.  The Wayne County Board of Education approved moving forward with the Plan “B” option during a special called meeting Monday. School board member Jennifer Strickland made the…read more »

WCPS Releases Draft Reopening Plans

WCPS Releases Draft Reopening Plans

Wayne County Public Schools is working on its reopening plans in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Wayne County Public Schools has posted draft school reopening plans for the fall, which families, staff and the public can review and share feedback on. The plans were posted on the district’s website on a newly created webpage, called…read more »

Governor: N.C. Schools May Reopen, Will Still Provide Remote Learning

Governor: N.C. Schools May Reopen, Will Still Provide Remote Learning

Gov. Roy Cooper says North Carolina’s K-12 public schools will reopen for the fall.  However, the governor says that classroom experience will look different in light of the coronavirus pandemic.  During a media briefing Tuesday, Cooper outlined the plans for reopening school buildings to in-person as well as remote learning. North Carolina school districts will…read more »

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 »

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