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Spring 2017 Commencement Held

North Carolina Wesleyan College conferred degrees to 234 students April 29 during its commencement ceremony on campus in Minges Auditorium of the Dunn Center for the Performing Arts. Families from 11 different states and 8 different countries gathered to honor and celebrate the 200 students who participated in the graduation exercises. “We are really excited for our graduates and their families. This is the culmination of a journey, and we are happy to be a part of their success,” said Dr. Dewey Clark, Wesleyan president. Describing the event as a community celebration, Reverend Dr. Barry Drum delivered the Baccalaureate address encouraging the graduates to persevere through the obstacles in their lives and make a difference in the lives of others.  Continue Reading Here……

Wesleyan Cheer And Dance Team Wins Gold!

Congratulations to the NC Wesleyan Cheer and Dance Team on bringing back the GOLD!  The team traveled to Bermuda to compete in 1 World Bermuda, The Beautiful Games held May 4-8, 2017.  1 World is an annual international youth sports festival.  The goal of the games is to bring the youth of the world together in competition and in fellowship toward advancing communication between cultures and advancing the mission of world peace.

While in Bermuda, the NCWC Cheer and Dance Team also volunteered at Word of Life Teen Camp at Grace Island.

The Bermuda trip and competition was the culmination of a great season for the 2016-2017 Cheer and Dance Team.  The team is coached by Kayla Wygal.

Reserve Your Wesleyan Memorial Brick

Students, organizations, parents, alumni, and community supporters now have the opportunity to inscribe their names at North Carolina Wesleyan College.  The Office of Alumni Relations is selling bricks to be placed at the new entrance located at the south end of the Pearsall Library addition, or at the Leon Russell Chapel entrance.  Your brick will be a permanent tribute on the NCWC campus.  In years to come, your family members, students, alumni, faculty, and visitors will see your name and recognize your loyalty to the College.  Your gift is a special way to support NCWC.  Continue Reading Here For Complete Ordering Information….

Ipocks Establish Endowed Scholarship

Proud Wesleyan alums, Adam and Cathy Ipock, recently established an endowed scholarship in their names.  The Ipocks hope this endowed scholarship will help students for years to come realize their dream of getting a college education.  The Adam F. and Catherine B. Ipock Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to a student from either Craven, Jones, Edgecombe, Nash, or Vance counties.  Continue Reading Here…

Eddie Coats '87 Named Vice President of College Advancement

NC Wesleyan recently announced the promotion of Eddie Coats to Vice President of College Advancement effective May 1, 2017.  He had been serving as Interim Vice President of College Advancement since April of 2016.  Eddie joined Wesleyan in December 2010 as Assistant Vice President of Advancement, not long after serving as the 2010 Community Chair for the Day for Wesleyan Campaign.

A 1987 Wesleyan alum with a B.S. in Business Administration, Eddie worked for Epstein’s Store for Men throughout his time as a Wesleyan student, yet still managed to complete his course requirements in three years due to summer school class loads.  Continue Reading Here…