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Dabney Garners Academic Award

March 23, 2023

Derrick Dabney is the recipient of a 2023 North Carolina Community College System Academic (NCCCS) Excellence Award.

Derrick Dabney

Dabney, a Raleigh resident, is a second-year student at Wayne Community College. He is enrolled in the Aviation Systems Technology program and has already earned a Federal Aviation Administration Aviation Mechanic – Airframe Certificate.

“Derrick approaches everything he does with excellence as his goal,” said WCC Aviation Instructor Mike Crumpler, who nominated him for the honor. “Derrick not only does very well with the academic side of our program, he approaches the hands-on component with focus and determination.”

Dabney holds a 4.0 grade point average while working part-time for a company that operates turbine aircraft.

The NCCCS award is designed to honor a student at each of the 58 constituent community colleges who has set the highest possible goals and attained the pinnacle of academic success.

Dabney will be presented a certificate and a medallion at WCC’s Student Recognition Ceremony next month.

Also honored will be finalists for the award Ashelie Jones, an Associate Degree Nursing major from Fremont;
Zoie Outlaw, a Dental Assisting major from Kinston; and
James Bailey, an Associate in Science major from Fremont.

Wayne Community College is a public, learning-centered institution with an open-door admission policy located in Goldsboro, N.C. As it works to develop a highly skilled and competitive workforce, the college serves 10,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry, and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 165 college credit programs. WCC’s mission is to meet the educational, training, and cultural needs of the communities it serves.