Chad Evans has been named the Outstanding Alumnus of a Developmental Education Program.
Evans, a Wayne Community College alumnus and employee, received the award from the North Carolina Association of Developmental Education/North Carolina Organization for Student Success at the organization’s recent annual meeting.
The award recognizes a former student of a developmental education program “who is a source of pride for the program.”
Evans is a 2016 graduate of WCC’s Business Administration – Operations Management program who took developmental math and reading courses. Developmental courses are gateway-level courses that bring students’ skills up to the point at which they can be successful in college-level courses in those subjects.
He has continued his education at North Carolina Wesleyan College, receiving a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 2018, and is working toward a master’s degree in Business Administration with an anticipated 2021 graduation.
After completing his degree at WCC, Evans was hired by the college to be the coordinator for the Male Minority Mentoring (3MP) Initiative. He then moved into the minority student success coach and recruiter position. He also served as an advisor for the WCC F.L.O.W. (Future Leaders of the World) Club and Chess Club. He is currently an achievement coach for the Business and Computer Technologies division.
In addition to a plaque, Evans’ award included the opportunity to speak at the conference about his life, educational, and professional experiences.
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 11,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry, and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 140 college credit programs. WCC’s mission is to meet the educational, training, and cultural needs of the communities it serves.