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.

Friday Feature- Ashleigh Hale


Where are you from? Where did you graduate from?
I am from Pittsboro, NC and I graduated from N.C. State University.

How long have you worked for NCWC?
2 years this past February

Do you consider yourself and introvert or an extrovert?
I am an extroverted introvert, but it really depends on who I am around.

Vacation in Hawaii or Alaska? Why?
I would like to travel to both! Relaxation factor of Hawaii and because of the beautiful flora. I would like to go whale watching and fish for salmon out of the river in Alaska!

What is your spirit animal?
A Ferret, I just love a ferret’s Tigger like joy that they have!

Favorite cold weather drink?
COFFEE

What is your favorite thing about Wesleyan?
There are so many things that are great about Wesleyan! The people, the students, different cultures and the ability to grow with the changing times! We just launch a new NC Weslyan APP that is really unifying the students, staff and faculty!

What is your biggest pet peeve?
1. Leaving cabinet doors open    2. People not “pulling their own weight”

Favorite part about the NCWC campus?
The green space at the front of campus.

What do you love most about your current position?
The ability to do a job that I love and the staff that I work with.

Tell us one odd or interesting fact about you.
I have owned two Honda motorcycles and in 2010 my husband and I rode the “Tail of the Dragon” in the NC mountains, and I plan on owning another one in the future.

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