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Category Archives: Education

College Recognizes Top Employees of 2021

College Recognizes Top Employees of 2021

Wayne Community College has recognized its top employees for 2021. Grounds Maintenance Technician Don Hasse was presented the Operational and Maintenance Staff Employee of the Year Award. Hasse’s nominator commented on his qualities with terms like “can-do, will-do attitude,” “infectious enthusiasm,” and “determined to leave his mark.” Hasse, a WCC employee since 2017, “has proven…read more »

Pfeiffer Named Wayne Community College’s Next President

Pfeiffer Named Wayne Community College’s Next President

Dr. Patricia A. Pfeiffer. has been officially elected to serve as the seventh president of Wayne Community College. The college’s Board of Trustees choose Dr. Pfeiffer by acclamation at a special called meeting on December 17. It had selected her as its candidate for the position in November and submitted her name to the State…read more »

BREAKING: WCC Selects Next President

BREAKING: WCC Selects Next President

(GDN) — Wayne Community College selects its next leader.  Friday, the Trustees of WCC met and heard from the State Board of Community Colleges which approved the college’s selection for its new president.  Dr. Patty Pfeiffer will be the new president of WCC following the vote by the trustees.  Dr. Pfeiffer will replace Dr. Thomas…read more »

Grads “Turn The Tassel” At WCC (PHOTO GALLERY)

Grads “Turn The Tassel” At WCC (PHOTO GALLERY)

(GDN) — Grads safely celebrate the end of another semester at Wayne Community College.  Nearly 400 total Summer and Fall 2021 graduates who have earned either combined degrees, diplomas and certificates were eligible to take part in Wednesday’s “Turn the Tassel” celebration at WCC.  79 ended up taking part in the event. Guests watched as…read more »

Age Is Not A Barrier, It is A Motivator

Age Is Not A Barrier, It is A Motivator

Age is just a number for Mariea Gregory. It does not define her, rather it presses her on to bigger and better dreams. Gregory admits that she has been blessed her whole life. She was raised by good parents, met and married her one true love, had two wonderful children and a grandson, as well…read more »

WCC Vice President Receives Professional Organization Award

WCC Vice President Receives Professional Organization Award

The North Carolina Association of Educational Office Professionals (AEOP) District 12 has named Renita Allen Dawson its Administrator of the Year. Dawson is Wayne Community College’s Vice President for Workforce Continuing Education and Community Engagement. She was honored as the college AEOP unit’s Administrator of the Year earlier this year, which put her in the…read more »

$20 Million In State Funds Will Help Update Rosewood Middle School

$20 Million In State Funds Will Help Update Rosewood Middle School

(GDN) — The new state budget includes funds for much-needed updates to a Wayne County school.  A $20 million block grant will come to Wayne County for the replacement or renovation of Rosewood Middle School.  This week, both the Wayne County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education passed a joint resolution thanking the legislators…read more »

WCPS Announces Two Principal Changes

WCPS Announces Two Principal Changes

Two WCPS schools will have new principals in the new year. This week, the Wayne County Board of Education approved two principal changes during its monthly meeting: Jones Senior High School Principal, Tod Morgan, will be the new principal for Charles B. Aycock High.  Mr. Morgan is replacing Mr. John Bell, who is retiring at…read more »

Masks Remain Optional At WCPS

Masks Remain Optional At WCPS

(GDN) — Masks will continue to be optional at Wayne County Public Schools.  This week, the Wayne County Board of Education heard about the district’s latest COVID-19 trends from Ken Derksen, WCPS Executive Director of Community Engagement and Student & Family Support. Derksen says between the November and December reports, 117 students and two staff…read more »

Strickland Won’t Seek Reelection To School Board

Strickland Won’t Seek Reelection To School Board

(GDN) — A Wayne County school board member will not seek reelection.  Jennifer Strickland announced on Monday she would not seek another term on the Board of Education.  Strickland, the District 4 representative, thanked the Grantham and Rosewood community for their support over the past seven years. read more »

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