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2018 Spring Alumni Weekend A Success

The rain didn’t dampen the spirits at the 2018 Spring Alumni Weekend held April 7th and 8th.  Special thanks to Sheetz, The Bellemonte House Bed &  Breakfast, The Rocky Mount Mills, The Tipsy Tomato and TBC West for helping make the weekend a success!

Judge Brenda Branch '94 Challenges Students To Be Lifelong Leaders

The Honorable Judge Brenda Branch recently spoke to the student body at the Student Leadership Awards Ceremony.  Brenda graduated from NC Wesleyan in 1994 with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Justice and Public Policy.  She worked hard as a mechanic during the day while pursuing her degree in the evenings through the Adult Degree Program at Wesleyan.  Click here to hear a portion of Judge Branch’s speech.

Brenda has used her Battling Bishop degree to accomplish great things!  She went on to receive her Juris Doctor degree from North Carolina Central University in 2001.  In 2008 she was named Halifax County’s first female, African-American chief district judge for the 6th Judicial District in North Carolina.

NC Wesleyan Collegiate Insignia License Plate Deadline Extended

Design Under Review

North Carolina Wesleyan College is in the process of applying for a collegiate insignia license plate.  This requires application to the NC Legislature with a minimum of 300 paid applications by January 15, 2019.

If you are interested in purchasing a NCWC plate, click here for process details and application.  Email your completed form to and pay online at  When submitting your online payment you must designate “Other Fund” and note “License Plate” or print and mail application and check or money order made payable to NCWC to:  NC Wesleyan College, Attn:  Director of Alumni Relations, 3400 N. Wesleyan Blvd, Rocky Mount, NC   27804.

Upon receipt of 300 plus paid orders, Wesleyan will forward all forms to the NCDMV with a consolidated check.  If 300 plus paid orders are not received, Wesleyan will return or destroy the payments to all applicants according to each applicant’s guidance.

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