Friday Feature- Alex Magner


Where are you from?
A small town in western NC called Newland. It is about 20 minutes from Boone, NC.

How long have you attended NCWC and are you engaged in anything on campus? Sports?
I have been here three years and I am the goalkeeper on the soccer team.

Do you consider yourself and introvert or an extrovert?
I consider myself an extrovert.

Vacation in Alaska or Hawaii? 
Alaska because I have always wanted the challenge of wrestling and taming an Alaskan Kodiak Bear.

What is your spirit animal?
A grizzly bear with the head and wings of a bald eagle.

Favorite cold weather drink? 
I’ll drink anything during any type of weather.

What is your favorite thing about Wesleyan? 
Getting to interact with people from all over the world.

What is your biggest pet peeve?
Slow drivers

Favorite memory from Wesleyan?
We beat Methodist on my birthday this season, I didn’t hate it.

Favorite part about the NCWC campus?
Scalf Field

Friday Feature- Dr. Patricia Brewer


Where are you from? Where did you graduate from?
Goldsboro, NC
BA: NC Central University, Durham (Elementary Education)
MEd: NC Central University, Durham (Special Education)
MAEd: East Carolina University, Greenville (Educational Administration)
PhD: Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (Special Education)

How long have you worked for NCWC?
11 years

Do you consider yourself and introvert or an extrovert?
Extrovert

Vacation in Hawaii or Alaska? Why?
Hawaii: Home of 44th President Barack Obama. It’s multicultural (a melting pot of ethnicities), historic, beautiful land and beaches

What is your spirit animal?
Lion (strong)

Favorite cold weather drink?
Spiced apple cider

What is your favorite thing about Wesleyan?
The intimacy of student learning climate

What is your biggest pet peeve?
Excuses (Lack of accountability)

Favorite part about the NCWC campus?
South Lawn

What do you love most about your current position?      
Flexibility and the autonomy to create and inspire service learning beyond the classroom.

Tell us one odd or interesting fact about you.
I know how to cook and sell pork skins for charitable projects.

Friday Feature- Jessica Brys-Wilson


Meet Jessica Brys-Wilson, our resident Physician Assistant who has been practicing medicine since 2005 within the Rocky Mount community!

Where are you from? Where did you graduate from?
I’m from upstate NY, in the Adirondack Mountains.  I graduated from Daemen College in Amherst, NY

How long have you worked for NCWC?
This is my fifth academic year at Wesleyan.

Do you consider yourself and introvert or an extrovert?
DEFINITELY an introvert.

Vacation in Hawaii or Alaska? Why?
I love the water and do not enjoy cold weather at all.

What is your spirit animal?
I had no idea how to answer this question.  I asked my husband and he (way too quickly) answered  “a badger.”

Favorite cold weather drink?
Coffee

What is your favorite thing about Wesleyan?
I love the community feel of Wesleyan.  Everyone knows each other and I love how supportive students, staff, and faculty are of each other.

What is your biggest pet peeve?
Being late.

Favorite part about the NCWC campus?
The Health Center, of course.

What do love most about your current position?
I could talk about this all day. I love working with the college age group.  Students are at a point in their lives where they are learning critical skills and developing habits that will last them a lifetime.  I love that I get to help them learn how to take care of themselves at such an influential point in their development.  I love that I really get to know my patients.  On a small campus like this you have an opportunity to develop true relationships with people, which makes it more fulfilling to take care of them.  I love being part of the campus community. I love being able to help my co-workers through some of the more challenging times in their lives.  And I love that this job allows me to balance my two passions- practicing medicine and being a Mom to my three little girls.

Tell us one odd or interesting fact about you.
I have been a vegetarian since I was twelve years old.

Friday Feature- Maddie Williams


Meet Maddie Williams! A sophomore soccer player from Chesapeake, VA.

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

This is my second year at NCWC and I play soccer.

Do you consider yourself and introvert or an extrovert?

An introvert.

Vacation in Alaska or Hawaii? Why?

Hawaii! I love the beach and hate the cold weather!

What is your spirit animal?

Probably a chicken, I just really love chickens!

Favorite cold weather drink?

Coffee

What is your favorite thing about Wesleyan?

My favorite thing is that the campus is like a big family. I love knowing almost everyone that I walk by and knowing that I have good friends all over campus.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

I have two! Slow walkers and people who can’t make eye contact!

Favorite memory here at Wesleyan?

So far my favorite memory is the two soccer seasons that I have played so far.

Favorite part about the NCWC campus?

How pretty the campus is!!

Friday Feature- Bo Brown


Friday Feature- Meet Bo Brown, a 2007 NCWC Alumnus, who majored in Exercise Science.

When did you graduate from NCWC and with a degree in?

I graduated in 2007 with a degree in Exercise Science.

How long did you attend NCWC and were you engaged in anything on campus?

I was at Wesleyan all four years, and I played Football.

Do you consider yourself and introvert or an extrovert?

I am definitely an Extrovert!

Vacation in Hawaii or Alaska?

I would go to Hawaii because I am definitely a beach person.

What is your spirit animal?

I’m going to go with a Rhino!

Favorite cold weather drink?

Water???

What is your favorite thing about Wesleyan? 

The people, and the close-knit community!

What is your biggest pet peeve?

Laziness.

Favorite memory for Wesleyan?

My favorite memory is definitely playing football and training in the off season with my teammates.

Favorite part about NCWC campus?

The Football Field House

Friday Feature- Jason Edwards


Where are you from? Where did you graduate from?

I am from Scotland Neck, NC.  It is a very unique town as it is the only town in NC where people park in the middle of the street and there are no traffic lights.

I graduated from North Carolina Wesleyan College.

How long have you worked for NCWC?

Since March 2013

Do you consider yourself and introvert or an extrovert?

I am an Introvert, however I do enjoy meeting new people and learning about their background and how they have come to be where they are.

Vacation in Hawaii or Alaska? Why?

Alaska, the landscape is breathtaking and has an abundance of wildlife and fish.  The Northern Lights are pretty cool too.

What is your spirit animal?

I wasn’t sure how to answer this so I took an online Spirit Animal quiz and it identified me as a Wolf.

Favorite cold weather drink?

Tea, doesn’t matter if the weather is cold or warm out, I love it.

What is your favorite thing about Wesleyan?

The people make Wesleyan!  We are one big family.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

It used to be people who didn’t use blinkers while turning, but it seems I have adopted that habit now so I will go with people who don’t have their money ready to pay when in the check-out line.

Favorite part about the NCWC campus?

Several parts come to mind, the serpentine brick wall, performances at the Dunn Center for the Performing Arts, and the combination of open fields and mature trees.

What do love most about your current position?

The opportunity to impart wisdom, knowledge, and experience with students surrounding financial decisions.

Tell us one odd or interesting fact about you.

In May 2016 I was blessed to go on an offshore fishing trip and caught a Pigfish that has been certified as a NC State record and IGFA World record!

Friday Feature- Dr. Mary Whitwell


Where are you from?

I moved around a bunch as a kid, lived 3 places in NJ along the way mixed in with suburbs of Chicago, Atlanta, and Indianapolis, then college in NY. Lived in Pa. and back to NY before moving here.

How long have you been at NCWC?

I am in my 4th year here.

Do you have any interesting hobbies? Participate in any sports?

My sport is triathlon – crazy fun, you never know what to expect.
Do you consider yourself and introvert or an extrovert?

Introvert, I have to have my alone time (especially on a bicycle) to stay composed. You students bring out my extrovert side.
Vacation in Hawaii or Alaska? Why?

No question – Hawaii. So beautiful, I am most peaceful by the ocean, and I really feel the cold.
What is your spirit animal?

Sea turtle
Favorite cold weather drink?

Coffee, black
What is your favorite thing about Wesleyan?

How engaging everyone is, both employees of all levels and students, a benefit of a smaller school. That I can form quick associations with students which leads to better communication.
Favorite memory for Wesleyan?

When my full-time position was restored and I was told part of the reason was because I was a nice person.
Favorite part about NCWC campus?

Being here.

Friday Feature- James Kornegay


Meet James Kornegay! 

Where are you from?

I am from Faison, North Carolina

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

This is my fifth year here at NCWC and I played baseball for four years.

Do you consider yourself and introvert or an extrovert?

Extrovert for sure. I like talking to people.

Vacation in Alaska or Hawaii? Why?

Hawaii! I love going to the beach and I am not a big fan of cold weather.

What is your spirit animal?

I’m not sure, but I love dogs!

Favorite cold weather drink?

Hot chocolate

What is your favorite thing about Wesleyan?

The small, close knit community the campus and Rocky Mount has.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

People dragging their feet when they are walking!

Favorite memory here at Wesleyan?

All four years of playing baseball

Favorite part about the NCWC campus?

How concerned and helpful the professors are

Friday Feature- Zach Marks


 

Meet Zach Marks, a 2007 NCWC Alumnus, who majored in English and Education. Zach is currently the principal at Red Oak Elementary School and continues to stay active and involved with NCWC!

When did you graduate from NCWC and with a degree in and what? Do you currently work in your major field?

In 2007 I graduated with a Major in English & Education, and currently hold a principal position at a local elementary school.

How long did you attend NCWC and were you engaged in anything on campus? Sports?

I enrolled in the Fall of 2003 and graduated in 2007.  I played tennis all 4 years and played golf my Junior year.

 

Do you consider yourself and introvert or an extrovert?

It all depends on the situation.  If I am comfortable in a situation…I can be extremely extroverted…but if I am new to a situation….I am usually reserved and observant.

Vacation in Hawaii or Alaska? Why?

Alaska.  I would love to See Denali National Park and the Northern Lights.

What is your spirit animal?

An Owl.

Favorite cold weather drink?

Hot Chocolate.  I have never been a coffee drinker.

What is your favorite thing about Wesleyan?

The best thing about Wesleyan to me is it’s size.  The relationships I built with my professors couldn’t have happened at a bigger college.  I periodically stop in and say hello.  My favorite professor was Dr. Bowers in the English department.  I also come back to campus and talk to students in the Education department each semester who are “student teaching.”

What is your biggest pet peeve?

Clutter.  I like organization.

Favorite memory for Wesleyan?

Playing tennis.  I got to travel throughout NC & VA and see some awesome places.  I made some lifelong friends.  One unique thing was playing tennis with one of my best friends, Daniel Pace.  We had been friends since Kindergarten, went to high school together and played tennis, then went to Wesleyan together.  I had a great experience.

Favorite part about NCWC campus?

The beauty of the campus.  You can’t beat the serpentine wall or the beauty of the trees.