Event To Showcase Global and Honors Student Work - Wayne Community College | Goldsboro, NC

Event To Showcase Global and Honors Student Work

April 13, 2023

Wayne Community College invites the public to a showcase of its Global Distinction and Honors students’ work.

The “Global Experience Honoring Your World” event is set for 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 20 in the Wayne Learning Center (building with flag poles) on the college’s main campus in Goldsboro.

“Students taking Honors and Global courses are preparing immersive experiences, interactive exhibits, informational displays, and scientific research posters, all related to one or more of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals,” said Lynn Swafford, a biology instructor and honors program coordinator.

Honors Program Coordinator Lynn Swafford shows student Mayra Herran the luggage tags that will be given to participants in “A Global Experience Honoring Your World.”

“Last year, many Honors and Global program students created the Global Experience Honoring Your World event,” said Allyson Daly, a WCC English instructor and liaison for the Global Scholars program. “Participants were inspired to value international connections, solutions, and culture as students showcased their international and enriched honors learning experiences and products.”

“Eighty student presenters engaged with the community and over 165 people attended,” Daly said.

This year, 84 students will be participating in 27 presentations with topics such as “Living in Fear: Civilian Life of Ukraine,” “Building and Paving the Future with Plastic,” “International Health Care Jeopardy!,” “Phytoplankton and Zooplankton Diversity and Correlation,” and “Helpers for Elders.”

The presentations and displays are the result of research and projects completed for biology, communications, English, and leadership development courses.

Visitors will be given passports that they can get stamped at each stop and souvenir luggage tags.

A bilingual (English and Spanish) tour guide will be present.

The event is free and open to the public. No registration or reservation is required.

For more information on the event, contact Dalyiat 919-739-6868 oriSwaffordiat 919-739-6857.

Wayne Community College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Anyone needing accommodation or having questions about access should contact the college’s Accessibility Counselor at 919-739-6729 orijcdawson@waynecc.edu.

About the Scholars of Global Distinction Program
   WCC’s Scholars of Global Distinction Program provides students with competencies and skills needed for an increasingly diverse workforce. Students gain an understanding of global cultural, political, and historical information through intensive courses and activities.
Those who complete program requirements are entitled to wear a special stole during their graduation ceremony, receive a certificate, and have “Graduated with Global Distinction” printed on their transcripts.
WCC joined the North Carolina Scholars of Global Distinction Program, a partnership between community colleges in North Carolina and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s World View program, in 2020. Twenty-eight of the state’s 58 community colleges offer the program.

About the Honors Program
The Honors Program focuses on learning, leadership, and service as integral components of a well-rounded education. It is open to Associate in Arts and Associate in Science students. Those enrolled in the program who complete honors-based projects in addition to required coursework earn Honors credits, an Honors Certificate, “Honors Scholar” notation on their transcripts, and a medallion to wear at graduation.

About Wayne Community College
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.