Wesleyan’s New MBA Program Slated to Begin January 6


ROCKY MOUNT, NORTH CAROLINA – North Carolina Wesleyan College is thrilled to announce that its new Master of Business Administration program has been fully approved by its regional accreditor, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools-Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The inaugural class will start on January 6, 2020.

“NC Wesleyan College has been equipping business students to be industry leaders at the undergraduate level for over 60 years. We are taking our expertise in this subject matter to the next level. Our MBA will meet the region’s needs to having highly qualified managers and leaders at all levels of an organization,” commented Interim President Dr. Evan D. Duff.

The MBA program will be 100% online and consist of 33 credit hours to accommodate those seeking work or who are already working. The one-year program will consist of five eight-week sessions, two classes per session and end with a final capstone class. The program is designed for students seeking to develop their knowledge and broaden their skills in management and leadership. The curriculum is designed to enhance students’ ability to develop and implement organizational strategies that deliver business results. The MBA degree offers rolling admission, meaning those attending can start the program throughout the year at the beginning of any new eight-week session.

NC Wesleyan is the only private, non-profit college currently offering an online MBA degree in the region. Those who are interested in learning more about the MBA program can contact Dani Somers, Director of Adults Studies & Graduate Admissions, at dsomers@ncwc.edu.

Wesleyan Hires Director for New RN-to-BSN Program


Dr. Brittany Bass
Director of RN-to-BSN Program

ROCKY MOUNT, NORTH CAROLINA – North Carolina Wesleyan College announced in August their plans to implement a new accelerated RN-to-BSN program, which will now be led by Dr. Brittany Bass. With experience in both the classroom and clinical settings, Dr. Bass brings a fresh perspective to launch the new program.

Dr. Brittney Bass has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Barton College. She obtained a Master of Science in Nursing from Grand Canyon University, as well as a Doctorate in Nursing Practice. She has garnered experience as a Nursing Instructor at Nash Community College and most recently served as a Clinical Resource Educator for UNC Physicians Network.

Wesleyan received a $150,000 grant over a three-year period from Nash UNC Health Care to support the development of this program. Now, with an appointed Director, curriculum can be developed, submission for regional accreditation of the program can take place and additional funding can be acquired from donors and foundations. Wesleyan hopes to start this program in the next year pending application submission and approval from the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC).

“We are excited to provide local and regional licensed nurses with the opportunity to attain their bachelor’s degree in nursing. Through our partnerships with Nash UNC Health Care, Edgecombe and Nash Community Colleges, we want to establish a unified and seamless system for individuals to attain their Associate and Bachelor’s degree in nursing from colleges that serve the Nash and Edgecombe communities,” commented Dr. Evan D. Duff, Interim President of North Carolina Wesleyan College.  

Some of Dr. Bass’ responsibilities as the new Director of the RN-to-BSN program include curriculum development with faculty and the Board of Trustees, supervising day-to-day functions of the program, overseeing faculty and student affairs and submitting reports for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accreditation.

Wesleyan is proud to become a key player in providing highly-educated and experienced nurses to the Twin Counties healthcare system and beyond.

Dr. Bass and her husband reside in Elm City with their two children, ages five and seven. She enjoys reading, boating and spending time at the beach with her family.

Wesleyan Works, the Fast Track to a Bachelor’s Degree


For North Carolina Community College Graduates

ROCKY MOUNT, NORTH CAROLINA – North Carolina Wesleyan College (NCWC) is pleased to announce a guaranteed transfer pathway for North Carolina community college graduates—Wesleyan Works.

Designed for students who attend community college and want to earn their bachelor’s degree, Wesleyan Works is a set of simple guidelines to make their aspiration a seamless transition. The program is open to students who want to attend NCWC’s evening/online adult studies program once they have finished their two-year degree.

Community college graduates who earn an Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS) or Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees are guaranteed automatic acceptance to North Carolina Wesleyan College through the Wesleyan Works program. Other highlights include students are able to apply to NCWC while being enrolled in their local community college, there are no application fees and students are provided with an NCWC Wesleyan Works student identification card, which will grant them access to events at the main Rocky Mount campus. Most importantly, participants will have access to joint academic advising and financial aid counseling to maximize their time and savings while attending both their local community college and NC Wesleyan College.

Students participating in Wesleyan Works must maintain a 2.0 GPA, complete our free application, obtain their AA/AS/AAS degree with a participating community college and submit all official college transcripts.

A full list of program details and participating community colleges can be found at ncwc.edu/wesleyanworks. NC Wesleyan College offers flexible program formats with majors in today’s growing industries and locations throughout Eastern North Carolina to make learning more accessible than ever.  

In addition to our traditional campus in Rocky Mount with over 30 majors for traditional students, NCWC offers baccalaureate degree options for adult learners at sites in Goldsboro, Raleigh-Durham, and Rocky Mount, and at Brunswick Community College in Brunswick County; Craven Community College in New Bern; Pitt Community College in Greenville; The College of the Albemarle in Manteo; Beaufort County Community College in Washington; Wake Tech Community College in Raleigh and Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington.

North Carolina Wesleyan College is a private, coeducational, liberal arts institution affiliated with The United Methodist Church. Current enrollment is approximately 1,800 traditional and adult students. The College offers bachelor’s degrees and pre-professional programs such as law, medicine, pharmacy, optometry and more.

Wesleyan Hires Professor for New Logistics Program


Dr. Melanie Townsend, professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management

ROCKY MOUNT, NORTH CAROLINA— North Carolina Wesleyan College announces the hiring of Dr. Melanie Townsend as a full-time visiting professor for its new Bachelor of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management program. In June, Wesleyan acknowledged plans for the new major to start in fall 2019. The degree will be offered on its main campus in Rocky Mount and online.

Dr. Townsend holds a B.S. in Management and Organizational Development, a M.S. in Operations Management and a Ph.D. in Human Services & Non-Profit Management. She brings to Wesleyan a wealth of logistics experience, working with FedEx, Randstad, Dupre’ Logistics and KM Logistics. She also has experience with Six Sigma Project Management, grant writing and fundraising.  

Dr. Evan Duff, Interim President stated, “The Bachelor of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management degree will meet the needs of many organizations who rely on skilled professionals to serve their logistical needs. Dispatchers, warehouse managers, inventory specialists, supply chain analysts, operation managers and transportation supervisors are just a few of the careers that require this degree. Every industry requires logistics professionals and our program will prepare individuals for these jobs. Our degree program is also aligned with Edgecombe and Nash Community Colleges’ related programs so that their graduates can easily apply their associate degree to our bachelor’s degree.”

In her spare time, Townsend volunteers with the Junior League of Raleigh and travels as much as possible. Her husband, Daniel, works as the Machining Director for the Cummins Rocky Mount Engine Plant.

To learn more about the new Bachelor of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management programs, contact the Office of Admissions at 252.985.5200.