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!
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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