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:, (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:

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.).

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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.

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