Meet NCWC SGA President, Emanuel Williams


Emanuel Williams

Junior

Washington, North Carolina

Criminal Justice Major

 

Meet two-term SGA President, Emanuel Williams! Emanuel has big plans for NCWC and we are so excited to see what all he will accomplish! Check him out!

 Quick Facts:

Favorite Bible Verse: Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”

Favorite Spot on Campus: My favorite spot on campus is the water fountain at the front of the school. The fountain brings beauty to our wonderful campus.

Favorite Thing to do in Rocky Mount: My favorite thing to do in Rocky Mount is taking a stroll through Brattleboro park.

Fun Fact: One fun fact about me that a lot of people don’t know is the pleasure I find being a volunteer firefighter. It’s fun riding the fire truck to an emergency call or training with people who will have your back through any situation.

You’ve already completed one term as SGA President as a sophomore. What drove you to run for SGA President as an underclassman?

I saw some things I didn’t like. You shouldn’t sit back and do the things you don’t like every day. I give all my respect to Isiah Morrow (former SGA President) for what he has done. I felt like I could make a change on this campus. I am that one to speak for other people. I love to be that leader.

What are some of your goals for Fall 2016 as SGA President?

  1. I want to promote Jesus Christ upon this campus. I believe that God is doing His work on this campus. I just want to let everyone know that if you put Jesus Christ first you can succeed.
  2. I want to continue to do what I did last year, but do it better. I want to increase student involvement on this campus. That is important.
  3. I would love to reconnect with the faculty and the staff. I believe that if SGA has a better relationship with them we can prosper.

Besides being SGA President, you are involved by being a Resident Assistant in Collins. What do you think about dorm life?

Like I tell everybody on my hall, this is a community. You are going to get to know each other. It is like a brotherhood. You get to have a personal relationship with your RA. We are like counselors and activity promotors. We let them know what is happening on campus. That is the best life you could ever have living on campus.

How would you advise other NCWC students to get involved on campus?

If you don’t know what you want to do, come by the SGA office. We sit there to show you the clubs and organizations. Let us be your cheerleader. Let us help you balance your schedule.

I always try to see what’s going on around campus. I look at flyers and I just show up. Sometimes being involved doesn’t mean you have to do something, but just show up and show support. If you don’t want to go by yourself and you don’t know who to go with, come by the SGA office and we will go with you.

You were most recently visiting campus at the Youth Theology Institute. How was your experience as a counselor?

It was amazing. My experience was a challenge in a good way. It challenged me to better my walk with Christ. I commend my guys. Even though I was their counselor and their leader, they were my leaders. They kept me on my feet. They really pushed me to get closer with God.

You have really made the most of your time thus far at Wesleyan. What was your first impression of NCWC that influenced you to attend school here?

I really liked the atmosphere and the love people showed as I toured the campus. Of course it is small and I love the personal relationships. Here I felt the presence of the Holy Spirit on this campus. I felt like I could grow.

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Student Profile: Robert Wilson


Robert Wilson has certainly had a successful start at NCWC! He was named Academic All-Conference for his performance in the classroom and on the court and he dedicated part of his summer to making sure other freshmen have a successful start too. Learn a little more about Rob here and check him out on the basketball court this upcoming season!

Sophomore

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Organizational Administration Major

Quick Facts:

Favorite Place to Eat in Rocky Mount: Buffalo Wild Wings

Favorite Sports Team: Besides Wesleyan, UNC

Hobbies: I like doing a lot of activities and having fun. I like playing soccer, fishing and bowling.

You were seen around NCWC campus this summer. What were you up to?

I worked with Coach Thompson and learned about running an athletic program at Wesleyan and about other sports. I was also a First Year Mentor to freshmen to help them have an easy transition to college.

What made you want be a First Year Mentor?

I can help people. Starting off college in the right direction is very important. It takes too much energy to try to catch up.

You just wrapped up your freshmen year. How was your first year experience?

I had a really good experience. I took the beginning of the year to focus on school work before basketball season. It helped me transition to college and understand the work load and what it would take to manage my time.

I started off on the right foot. Coming into college you want to do a lot of new things, your education could get put on the back burner. But I had a great start with academics and on the basketball team.

Do you enjoy being a student athlete at NCWC?

I love being a student athlete. You get to meet a lot of other people. So many people support athletes and the faculty support everyone. It’s a way to get around the campus and community.

What was it like being a younger member of the basketball team?

People expect a lot from you, but you have time to adjust. You get to learn a lot from older players and coaches. You get to see things in a different perspective because you are able to sit back and watch at first.

What are you expecting and looking forward to next season?

I’m looking forward to learning from each other and playing together. We have a lot of guys coming back and our incoming freshmen class is looking pretty strong. I think we are going to have a good season

Besides being a Battling Bishop basketball player. Why did you choose Wesleyan?

Once I got onto campus I thought the environment was safe. I thought I would have a better interaction with my professors and faculty members because it’s a small campus. You are able to see them every day, you are not just a random face. They actually know who you are and care about you.

You have three more years here at NCWC. What do you want to accomplish before you walk across the stage at graduation?

I want to be a good role model. I want them to know what Wesleyan helped me become. I want others to know they can do it and maybe even better than I did. It’s a good school and it will help you find yourself.

 

 

Get to Know Dr. Clark – NCWC President


Get to know NCWC’s 7th President, Dr. Dewey Clark. Dr. Clark first joined the college as a staff member in 1982 as an admissions counselor. He returned to campus in May of 2014 as the first alumnus to serve as President.

How would you describe your job to the student body?
Being President is a very rewarding job in that I am helping to shape the minds of the future.   Every student here is very important and I want each one of them to reach their maximum potential and get the return on their Wesleyan education that I have gotten out of mine.

What are your goals for Wesleyan as the president of this college?
Actually, this is a very simple question and can be summed up in the statement “Wesleyan is going to grow by 100 students a year for the next 10 years while improving quality in every area”. The founders of the college made it clear that they wanted a small liberal arts Christian college of 2,000 students.   I have read this over and over in the early documents.  By growing by 100 students a year, as we have over the past 3 years, we will be at 2,000 students in 2026.  Additionally we will have extra revenues to improve the quality of every area on the campus.

What do you enjoy most about working at Wesleyan? 
The enormous potential that is here would be the first thing. Wesleyan is on the verge of some really incredible times.  Our next ten years will be the best decade in the history of the college.   I also really enjoy the interaction with the students.   One of my goals this year is to get to know each one of them.

What piece of advice do you have for freshmen?
You can get a great education at Wesleyan but it is up to you.   Get involved in campus life and make a lot of friends.  Do not be scared to try something new.   There is no perfect college and parts of Wesleyan will be frustrating.  However, over the next 4 years the college will be making progress every day and will be dramatically different when you graduate.

When you manage to have some free time, what do you enjoy doing?
I love to travel and have visited 41 states and 23 foreign countries. Reading is my favorite pastime and I generally average a book per week.   Mostly I read about history, Christianity, and management.   Lastly, I am an avid sports fan pulling for the Boston Red Sox, Dallas Cowboys and UNC basketball.

What is a fun fact about you that students may not know?
I collect Indian artifacts and coins. I have a coin from every country in the world.

Contact: publicrelations@ncwc.edu, (252) 985-5141

Fall Move-In Schedule


We are excited to see our students back on campus in the fall and can’t wait to welcome our new freshmen! Please find your appropriate move-in date below.

Fall 2016 Move-In Schedule

General Students:

New Students: Friday, August 19th, 10am-1pm, Pearsall Library
Returning Students: Monday, August 22nd, 1-4 pm, Pearsall Library
*New and Returning international students not involved with fall sports allowed to begin arriving as early as Thursday, August 18th

 Students on Fall Sports Teams:

Football:
New Students: Monday, August 8th, 6-8 pm, Taylor Center
Returning Students: Wednesday, August 10th, 10 am-12 pm, Pearsall Library
Cheerleaders: Tuesday, August 9th, 1-3 pm, Student Affairs Office
Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer, & Volleyball: Tuesday, August 16th, 10am-1 pm, Pearsall Library
*international students on these teams are allowed to arrive as early as Thursday, Aug. 11th

  Helpful Links Related to Move-In

Click here for a list of list of suggested items to bring to campus and those that are not allowed.
Click here for details on residence hall rooms (dimensions, furniture provided, etc.).

Contact: publicrelations@ncwc.edu, (252) 985-5141

Student Profile: Paige Price


Paige Price, Senior
Rocky Mount, North Carolina- Northern Nash High School
Psychology Major, Criminal Justice Minor

Third times the charm for this NCWC student, Paige Price! After trying out two other colleges, Paige found her home at Wesleyan in the fall of 2015. She is a student employee in the campus bookstore and was a member of the Ethics Bowl team. You may have also seen her in the Christmas Pageant and the Good Doctor performances at the Dunn Center. She graduates in December of 2016 and plans to get her master’s degree in Social Work. Check her out!

Quick Facts:

Favorite Movie: Moulin Rouge, Django and Tangled (There are so many!)

Favorite Show to Binge Watch on Netflix: New Girl and How I Met Your Mother

Go-To Staff Members: Angela Foster, Candy Cashwell, Gail Marsal, and Marcus Rich

Favorite Play she has acted in: Godspell

Favorite Place to Eat in Rocky Mount: Zaxby’s

Favorite Bookstore Item: Tri-blend Comfort Tee. They are so comfortable!

How did you decide Wesleyan was the right college for you?
There was no plan to come here. It’s very close to home and I didn’t want that experience. I went to a school in Raleigh and that wasn’t a good fit for me. I had a friend that recommended Wesleyan, so I tried it. I applied to Wesleyan and was accepted that same week. I came and talked to Angela Foster. I loved her and fell in love with the school.

Have you enjoyed going to a college that is in your hometown?
I love how small Rocky Mount is. If I go out to eat, I will see someone I know. I am so close to my mom and family, so I never get home sick.

Rocky Mount is a small town. What do you do for fun around here?
Movies are only $5 on Tuesdays. The parks are also really nice just to go walk. There’s an arcade, sometimes I will go on my lunch break. Also, we are so close to places like the beach, the mountains, and Raleigh. There is always something you can find to do.

You’ve enjoyed your time here at Wesleyan and been involved in campus activities. How have you managed being a student employee?
It is doable. You have to plan your time, especially if you want to have free time. I enjoy working in the bookstore.

Even though you’ve been working in the campus bookstore this summer, you have managed to be a counselor at the Youth Theology Institute (YTI). How was that experience?
I loved YTI. It was a new program and new curriculum, so I didn’t know what to expect. We explored vocational traits in ministry with the students, grew closer to the Lord, served our community and just loved each other.

You’ve done so many awesome things here at NCWC, what is the accomplishment you are most proud of?
I will be the first college graduate of my family. I have transferred three times. Making those choices, I thought I would be late graduating. I took a different path, something that is not the typical graduate. But to graduate a semester early is awesome.

Incoming transfer students could probably use some advice. How can they be successful here at NCWC?
Before school starts, try to get involved by working, camps, or joining an organization, so you can already be connected to the school. Also, make sure your classes transfer.

Contact: publicrelations@ncwc.edu, (252) 985-5141