WCC Gives and Receives at Adult Educators Conference - Wayne Community College | Goldsboro, NC

WCC Gives and Receives at Adult Educators Conference

October 03, 2017

Wayne Community College was on both ends of the presentations at the 52nd annual North Carolina Community College Adult Educators Association (NCCCAEA) Conference held recently in Durham.

Workforce Continuing Education Services Coordinator Lisa Newkirk facilitated a workshop titled “Summer Camps 101” based on her division’s successful proliferation of day camps on subjects ranging from sewing to forensics. Billed as providing “new and exciting ways to engage children in your community during their summer break,” the workshop shared “how to get started, explore ways to build partnerships within the college and community, and learn how to inspire young minds.”

The division’s Transitional Programs for College and Career (TPCC) Department received the association’s “Innovation Award” for its Colonial Times Summer Camp. The day camp included reading and vocabulary work related to the American colonial period as well as crafts, songs, and games. It was designed for current adult English Language Learners and their young children to attend together.

The award included a donation to the Foundation of Wayne Community College and a monetary prize to be shared by the nominators: TPCC Director Sonja Redmon, TPCC Program Quality and Accountability Coordinator Karen Burnette, and English as a Second Language Program Coordinator Maria Abalo-Zarate.

Sonja Redmon and Karen Burnette (left to right) accept the NC Community College Adult Educators Association’s Innovation Award for their department’s English Language Learners’ Colonial Times Summer.

WCES Human Resources Development Director Alison Sanford and Occupational Extension Special Programs Coordinator Monica Miller were recognized for their representation of their respective areas on the association’s 2017 board of directors.

The association presented Angela Wiggs, WCES admissions and records director, with a plaque declaring appreciation for her service as the conference’s planning committee chair. She was also elected the organization’s treasurer for the next year.

NCCCAEA President Dr. Shelley White (left) recognizes Wayne Community College’s Angela Wiggs for her service as the conference’s planning committee chair.

The NCCCAEA is a professional organization for continuing education instructors, administrators, and support staff employed in the North Carolina Community College System. The purpose of the association is to provide leadership for the advancement of adult education in North Carolina; to vigorously promote the concept of continued, lifelong learning for all citizens; to promote sound management practices in the areas of the adult education curriculum, instructor training, certification, accreditation, and permanent record-keeping; and to encourage quality work performance and professionalism by all adult educators.

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 around 12,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 70 college credit programs. WCC’s mission is to meet the educational, training, and cultural needs of the communities it serves.