Category Archives: Education

Heather Glennon Professor of the Year

Heather Glennon Professor of the Year

Associate Professor of Animal Science Dr. Heather Glennon has earned the honor of University of Mount Olive (UMO) Dr. Thomas R. Morris Professor of the Year.  She was one of two UMO professors to earn the prestigious title. Glennon joined UMO in 2015.  In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she serves as Chair of the…read more »

College Starting Community Band

College Starting Community Band

Wayne Community College will start the “Bison Community Concert Band” this fall. The band is open to anyone 16 years old or older of any skill level. “Everybody will come together for the rehearsals and concerts,” said WCC Music Instructor Randi Chalfant. “Some experience is definitely useful,” said Chalfant. “You will be with people who…read more »

Foundation of WCC Invitational Sets Record

Foundation of WCC Invitational Sets Record

Celebrates 30 Years, Funds Raised for Student Success Efforts After 30 years, the Foundation of Wayne Community College’s Invitational continues to make a difference in the lives of students. This year’s event netted $205,500 for tuition scholarships and program and facility enhancements for the college. Those proceeds, a record for the event, brought the three-decade…read more »

Hulse Reappointed To College Board Of Trustees

Hulse Reappointed To College Board Of Trustees

B. Geoffrey Hulse has been reappointed to the Wayne Community College Board of Trustees. Hulse is embarking on his second term. He began his time as a trustee in 2018 when he was appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper. He is currently serving as the board’s chair. Hulse is an attorney with Haithcock, Barfield, Hulse &…read more »

Wayne Community College Awarded Grant for New AI Lab

Wayne Community College Awarded Grant for New AI Lab

Wayne Community College (WCC) was awarded a $40,000 grant from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), Dell Technologies and Intel, as part of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Incubator Network Initiative. The funds will go toward building an AI incubator on a virtual platform that will provide greater access to AI computing power, tools, and…read more »

Veteran Educator & Administrator Begins Director Role

Veteran Educator & Administrator Begins Director Role

This month, veteran educator and administrator, Youlonda Wynn, transitioned from Wayne County Public Schools Assistant Director of Federal Programs to the new Director of Federal Programs & Elementary Education. The Wayne County Board of Education approved the administrative change in June. “Mrs. Wynn is highly skilled, a trusted leader, and a strong advocate for students,…read more »

Wayne Community College Adds New Major

Wayne Community College Adds New Major

Wayne Community College is adding a new major in what is projected to be one of the fastest growing fields through the end of the decade. The Entertainment Technology program, which will start in the fall 2022 semester, will train the broadcast, sound, and video technicians that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says will…read more »

Progress Begins On New Fremont Elementary School

Progress Begins On New Fremont Elementary School

Ground is being moved for the new Fremont Elementary School. The new school is being constructed by Daniels & Daniels Construction Co. (Construction Manager At Risk) and Pinnacle Architect, P.A. (Design Firm & Project Manager) at a cost of nearly $36 million…$35,705,418.16 to be exact. $24 million in funding for the construction is through a…read more »

Wayne County High School Graduate Is Recipient Of A 2022 MLK Jr. Scholarship

Wayne County High School Graduate Is Recipient Of A 2022 MLK Jr. Scholarship

Janae Artis Bass, a graduate of Wayne Early Middle College High School, is the recipient of a $2,000 Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship, awarded by the North Carolina Association of Educators and the North Carolina Foundation for Public School Children, the charitable arm of NCAE. Scholarships are given annually in honor of Dr. King’s life…read more »

Rep. Bell Recognized as “Legislative Champion” for Charter Schools

Rep. Bell Recognized as “Legislative Champion” for Charter Schools

Rep. John Bell earned recognition this week as a “Legislative Champion” by the N. C. Coalition for Charter Schools. Lindalyn Kakadelis, executive director of the Coalition, said, “Rep. Bell understands that children from all families and backgrounds deserve the chance to choose a school that’s best for them. On behalf of the 130,000 public charter…read more »

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