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Wesleyan Team Tackles The Tar

The third annual Tackle the Tar 5K Obstacle Course Race and Family Fun Day was held Saturday, May 19.  Hosted by the Rocky Mount Rotary Club, proceeds from this fun, mud-run event benefit three local colleges…NC Wesleyan College, Edgecombe Community College and Nash Community College.  Congratulations Team Wesleyan!

Universal Leaf Establishes Business Scholarship at Wesleyan

Lindsay Efird and Robert Covington, of Universal Leaf present a check to Wesleyan President, Dr. Dewey Clark, Tammy Robinson, Director of Donor Relations & Stewardship and Eddie Coats, Vice President of Advancement

Universal Leaf North America U.S., Inc. presented North Carolina Wesleyan College with a check for $10,000, representing the first installment toward the company’s commitment of $20,000 to establish the Universal Leaf North America Endowed Business Scholarship.

The scholarship will be awarded annually to a first-year student seeking a degree in Business Administration or Accounting.  To qualify, students must have a 3.5 or higher grade point average and be actively involved in the community.  Preferential consideration will be given to students whose parents are involved in the agronomic industry.

Universal Leaf North America U.S., Inc., headquartered in Nashville, NC, is a subsidiary of Universal Corporation, with global headquarters located in Richmond, VA.





Colonial Dames Enjoy Afternoon Tea At The Bellemonte House

The Colonial Dames of the 17th Century dressed in their finest to enjoy an afternoon tea and tour of the historic Bellemonte House Bed and Breakfast recently.  The ladies enjoyed hot tea and delicious party food served on china patterns as of a time in history now past.  Dr. Dewey Clark, Wesleyan President, gave a comprehensive history of the College and Tammy Robinson, Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship, conducted a tour of the Bellemonte House.  “It was truly a delightful experience in the elegantly restored home” the ladies remarked.

The Colonial Dames are a group of women who have proven their lineage to a colonial patriot who lived before 1701.  The group honors their ancestry by supporting their communities through giving scholarships, the marking and preservation of historic sites and promoting education.  The Eleanor Dare White Chapter, Colonial Dames XVII Century has sponsored the Laura Elizabeth Boice Scholarship for a history major at NC Wesleyan since April 27, 2001.  Janice Cutchin is the Scholarship Chairman and Meg Barnes Cooke is the Chapter President.

For more information on reserving the Bellemonte House Bed & Breakfast for your group or organization, contact Denise Wilkie at (252) 955-2054 or visit