Friday Feature- Andrew Brown


Where are you from? Where did you graduate from?

I am from Rocky Mount, North Carolina, and am graduating from Nash Central High School.

What made you decide to come to Wesleyan?

I chose Wesleyan because of the very welcoming environment and focus on faith, and how faith plays a role in education.

Do you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert?

I am a little bit of both, depending on the situation. For example, if I am working with others on something that I enjoy doing, I’m an extrovert. Otherwise, I’m neutral or an introvert. Another example: If I’m with a group of people who don’t share many or any interests of mine, I’m an introvert.

Vacation in Hawaii or Alaska? Why?

Hawaii. I love the beach life and tropical temperatures. The ocean is very relaxing and calming to me.

What is your spirit animal?

– The Turtle. Below is the information provided by a spirit animal quiz online:

The turtle totem wisdom teaches us about walking our path in peace and sticking to it with determination and serenity. Slow moving on earth, yet also incredibly fast and agile in water, those who have the turtle as totem or spirit animal may be encouraged to take a break in their busy lives and look around or within themselves for more grounded, long-lasting solutions.

Favorite cold weather drink?

Coffee

What is your favorite thing about Wesleyan?

The core focus on faith in education

What is your biggest pet peeve?

Drivers who won’t turn right on red when it is clearly safe to do so.

Favorite part about the NCWC campus?

I like the fact that Wesleyan’s campus is so close to home, and will soon be a very enticing spot for the new CSX terminal administration to select highly qualified candidates for available job positions.

Tell us one odd or interesting fact about you.

My favorite music artist is Reba McEntire.

Friday Feature- Rebecca Solis-Wanous


Where are you from? Where did you graduate from?

I am from Winston Salem, North Carolina. I graduated from the Middle College of Forsyth Tech.

What made you decide to come to Wesleyan?

Throughout my college search, I was looking for a school that would push me academically, spiritually and physically. Wesleyan provides that with their student centered biology program, faith centered background, and successful volleyball program.

Do you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert?

I have always been a very happy and people oriented extrovert.

Vacation in Hawaii or Alaska? Why?

I would love to go to Hawaii and scuba dive but also experience the native culture.

What is your spirit animal?

I would say a dragon, but not just your typical dragon. More like Mushu from Mulan.

Favorite cold weather drink?

Kenyan Chai Tea always seems to be perfect on cold days.

What is your favorite thing about Wesleyan?

I really appreciate how the community is so diverse and includes multiple ethnicities with the study abroad program. I can’t wait to develop friendships that change the way I see the world.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

It really bothers me when people walk inside a building with wet shoes and purposely drag their feet across the hard surface to create a loud ear piercing squeaking noise.

Favorite part about the NCWC campus?

I haven’t been able to experience much, but I have seen the new dorms being built and the rumors of a new gym. I also liked the café and grill on campus.

Tell us one odd or interesting fact about you.

At the conclusion of the 2017 summer, I will have traveled to 12 different countries outside of the U.S. I also have my own henna business called Buena Henna and I’m excited to share it with more people!

Friday Feature- Cody Fogleman


Meet Cody Fogleman!

 

Where are you from? Where did you graduate from?
I’m from Randleman, NC and I graduated from Providence Grove High School.

What made you decide to come to Wesleyan?
The opportunity to play football.

Do you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert?
Extrovert.

Vacation in Hawaii or Alaska? Why?
Alaska, could probably do more hunting and see more wilderness. But don’t get me wrong, I love the beach.

What is your spirit animal?
Tiger.

Favorite cold weather drink?
Cheerwine in any weather.

What is your favorite thing about Wesleyan?
The home feel, I felt at home as soon as I stepped on campus.

What is your biggest pet peeve?
Lying or when people smack their food.

Favorite part about the NCWC campus?
I feel like because it’s a smaller campus, everyone knows everyone….that and the cafeteria!

Tell us one odd or interesting fact about you.
I love cars. My dream is to have a 1967 Mustang Fastback one day!

 

Friday Feature- Elijah Gourley


Meet Elijah Gourley!

 

Where are you from? Where did you graduate from?

I am from Walnut Cove, NC, and graduated as a homeschool student

 

What made you decide to come to Wesleyan?

The first is that I believe the staff truly care about and invest in the students.

The second reason is that the John & Charles Wesley Heritage Scholarship enables me to obtain a quality private education that I would not have been able to afford on my own. The third and final reason is that I believe God has created a path for me to grow in Him and make a difference; I believe NC Wesleyan College is a platform that cultivates character through education and other opportunities in a way that prepares students to make a unique difference.

 

Do you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert?

I am definitely considered an extrovert.

 

Vacation in Hawaii or Alaska? Why?

I would rather vacation to Hawaii because I have always wanted to visit there.

 

What is your spirit animal?

I would probably say I am a tiger. They are considered engaged in their environment, active, intuitive, caring, and protective, but also known to get hangry (angry due to prolonged hunger)..

 

Favorite cold weather drink?

My Favorite cold weather drink is chocolate milk. It’s always a good time for chocolate milk.

 

What is your favorite thing about Wesleyan?

My favorite thing about Wesleyan is by far the staff and faculty. They do not just say they care, they show it.

 

What is your biggest pet peeve?

My biggest pet peeve would probably be when people leave trash a couple steps from a trash can instead of just putting it in.

 

Favorite part about the NCWC campus?

My favorite part about the campus is that it is continuing to grow, bettering the college education and experience.

 

Tell us one odd or interesting fact about you.

When I was younger, I said I wasn’t going to college and would become a pro football player. Then I was told I practically had to go to college and play to make it to the NFL. Now that I’m older, my dreams have changed a little, but it’s empowering to think that all these years later I am fulfilling that dream and others at NC Wesleyan College.

Friday Feature- Ali Cucinotta


Where are you from?

I am from Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. I graduated from Upper Darby High School.

How long have you attended NCWC and are you engaged in anything on campus? Sports?

The people that I met when I visited for the first time had a huge impact on my decision. I am also extremely excited to be a part of the new girls lacrosse team in the fall. I also received the John & Charles Wesley Heritage Scholarship, which played a huge part in my decision making process.

Do you consider yourself and introvert or an extrovert? 

I consider myself an extrovert, because I am involved in several different extracurricular activities at school and am an extremely outgoing individual.

Vacation in Hawaii or Alaska? 

Vacation in Hawaii because I love everything about the beach and the ocean. I also am not a huge fan of being cold so the weather in Hawaii would be much better for me.

What is your spirit animal?

My spirit animal is a elephant. They are also my favorite animal because of how calm and caring they are.

Favorite cold weather drink?

My favorite cold weather drink is hot chocolate.

What is your favorite thing about Wesleyan?

My favorite thing about Wesleyan is how extremely nice and helpful everyone is. I felt at home the first time I visited.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

My biggest pet peeve is when people ask me a bunch of questions in a row about the same exact thing.

Favorite part about the NCWC campus?

My favorite thing about the campus is the fact that it is small in population but still fairly large in size. I also enjoy the location of the school.

 

Friday Feature- Ali Cucinotta


  1. I am from Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. I graduated from Upper Darby High School.
  2. The people that I met when I visited for the first time had a huge impact on my decision. I am also extremely excited to be a part of the new girls lacrosse team in the fall. I also received the John & Charles Wesley Heritage Scholarship, which played a huge part in my decision making process.
  3. I consider myself an extrovert, because I am involved in several different extracurricular activities at school and am an extremely outgoing individual.
  4. Vacation in Hawaii because I love everything about the beach and the ocean. I also am not a huge fan of being cold so the weather in Hawaii would be much better for me.
  5. My spirit animal is a elephant. They are also my favorite animal because of how calm and caring they are.
  6. My favorite cold weather drink is hot chocolate.
  7. My favorite thing about Wesleyan is how extremely nice and helpful everyone is. I felt at home the first time I visited.
  8. My biggest pet peeve is when people ask me a bunch of questions in a row about the same exact thing.
  9. My favorite thing about the campus is the fact that it is small in population but still fairly large in size. I also enjoy the location of the school.
  10. One odd fact about me is that I love to eat raw oysters.

Remembering Capt. Christopher Cash


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In 1993, Captain Cash graduated cum laude from North Carolina Wesleyan College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education. As a dedicated student, he was chosen to receive both the North Carolina Mary Morrow Scholarship, and the first annual Don Scalf Scholarship which was created to honor Wesleyan’s retired athletics director and coach. After earning his undergraduate degree in 1993, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the North Carolina National Guard. Captain Cash was an active-duty Soldier from 1986-1990, when he joined the North Carolina National Guard. While representing the 30th Infantry Brigade in 1991, Captain Cash was nominated for Outstanding Guardsman of the Year. In September of 1999, after natural disaster Hurricane Floyd, he served as an essential leader with the 119th helping to restore his local community of Eastern North Carolina. Then in October 2003, he was mobilized in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as the Commander of Company A, 1st Battalion, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Enhanced Separate Infantry Brigade headquartered in Jacksonville, North Carolina. As a Company Commander he led three platoons, and his soldiers provided support and protection to Iraqi citizens. During a pre-dawn patrol of a main supply route, in Baqubah, Iraq on 24 June 2004, Iraqi insurgents ambushed Captain Cash’s 3rd platoon. After a fierce fight, 3rd platoon was ordered back to their Forward Operating Base Warhorse. Captain Cash then personally led his 1st platoon on a mission to secure two critical bridges in the center of the city. This mission led the Soldiers through the same site where his 3rd platoon was just ambushed. While traveling to the bridges, 1st platoon was engaged by insurgents. Focused on the safety of his men before his own, he ordered them to take cover. Captain Cash was mortally wounded by a machine gunner on top of a nearby building.

Thank you to all that have served. May we always remember the sacrifices that you have made. We send many thoughts and prayers to the families of these brave men and women.

Friday Feature- Will Plyler


Meet Will Plyler! Will is an incoming freshman, Rocky Mount native, and one of our John and Charles Wesley Heritage Scholarship recipients. 

Where are you from? Where did you graduate from?

I was born in Boone, NC, and lived in nearby Lenoir until I was 15.  Then my family moved to Rocky Mount, NC, where I currently reside.  I’m graduating from homeschool under my parents tutelage.

 

What made you decide to come to Wesleyan?

I love the atmosphere there, and the Spiritual movement there in recent years.  I’m confident that the Lord is at work among the people on campus there and I am anxious to be a part of it.

 

Do you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert?

DEFINITELY an extrovert.  I’m the most extroverted person I know; I love being around people and making new friends.

 

Vacation in Hawaii or Alaska? Why?

Alaska; I don’t really like going to the beach.  I love seeing the trees and wildlife there, especially in the fall.  I guess it’s because I grew up in the mountains?

 

What is your spirit animal?

I’d say a horse.  A horse is a strong, faithful, helpful companion.  I want to be known at Wesleyan as a faithful friend who can help carry people through struggles, like a horse carries his master through battle.

 

Favorite cold weather drink?

Ice water; I’m not really a hot drink person.

 

What is your favorite thing about Wesleyan?

The people; I love the hope and encouragement I feel when I visit campus.  Everyone there is so positive; it’s evident that they want to help you succeed and are with you to help you reach your goals.

 

What is your biggest pet peeve?

I’m a musician, and I have almost perfect pitch.  Sometimes my mom will sing off-key just to get on my nerves.  She thinks it’s funny; I do not.

 

Favorite part about the NCWC campus?

The Dunn Center; I’ve been to a lot of awesome concerts and plays in there.  I’d love to be involved in more events there in the future.

 

Tell us one odd or interesting fact about you.

I run a small business as a music producer.  I’ve produced 10 albums/EPs over the past 4 years.  It’s one of my very favorite things.

 

Friday Feature- David Chang


Where are you from?
I was born in Auckland, New Zealand, but I live in Brisbane, Australia, but my parents are from Korea.

How long have you attended NCWC and are you engaged in anything on campus? Sports?
I have been here the last 3 years and I am a part of the tennis team.

Do you consider yourself and introvert or an extrovert? 
Depends on my mood. Can either be a spastic hooligan or a sheltered hermit.

Vacation in Hawaii or Alaska? 
Alaska for a day cause I cannot handle the cold then straight to Hawaii to get a rad tan on.

What is your spirit animal?
A rat, cause I see myself as Master Splinter that is capable of training Ninja Turtles. And I’m small.

Favorite cold weather drink?
Coffee with cream and sugar.

What is your favorite thing about Wesleyan?
The close-knit family vibe, where the professors actually really care for you and want the best for their students.

What is your biggest pet peeve?
Hypocrites and people who just stand in the middle of a busy footpath getting in the way.

Favorite memory from Wesleyan?
The come-back clinch for the boys against CNU.

Favorite part about the NCWC campus?
The fountain looking into the school looks very very nice.

 

Friday Feature- Abigail Leonard


Where are you from?
Tabor City, NC

How long have you attended NCWC and are you engaged in anything on campus? Sports?
I have attended NCWC for 4 years. I am the co-president of FCA, Vice President of Exercise Science club, a member of the Taylor-Crocker Honors Program, a student ambassador, and I play softball.

Do you consider yourself and introvert or an extrovert? 
Extrovert, for sure.

Vacation in Hawaii or Alaska? 
Alaska, because I love to travel and I’d love to see the Northern Lights.

What is your spirit animal?
Koala bear

Favorite cold weather drink?
French Vanilla Coffee from Dunkin Donuts

What is your favorite thing about Wesleyan?
The atmosphere. From the very first time I stepped on campus for my tour to four years later, I felt like NCWC was my second home. The small class size allowed me to focus more as well as interact with professors which I feel like truly prepare me for Grad school.

What is your biggest pet peeve?
Driving slowly in the fast lane!

Favorite memory from Wesleyan?
Making lifetime friends by being involved in so many activities on campus.

Favorite part about the NCWC campus?
The overall beauty of it!

Future plans?
I GRADUATE IN 22 DAYS! I will attend Elon University to obtain my Doctorate of Physical Therapy.