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WCC’s Academic Skills Center Wins Several Awards

March 07, 2024

Wayne Community College’s Academic Skills Center (ASC) received several awards from the National Tutoring Association (NTA) at their fourth annual virtual conference last fall.

For the first time in NTA history, the ASC received the Program Excellence Award in the two-year category for the third year in a row. This award is granted to programs providing superior service to students.

“The ASC continues to provide exemplary service in multiple formats to the students of WCC,” ASC Director Brandy Daingerfield said.

Daingerfield was presented with the Professional Development Award for a project that coincides with a proposal she submitted last year. This project will provide mentors for peer tutors who participate in the service-learning action research project Daingerfield is developing.

Professional Math Tutor Michael McCrae received the 2023 Tutor Profile in Courage Award. This honor is given to a tutor who has overcome significant hardships in the past year while providing superior service to help students. A few months after being recognized for the award, McCrae passed away. His award will be displayed in the ASC and presented in his honor to his family at a later date.

Michael McCrae’s Tutor Profile in Courage Award is displayed in the Academic Skills Center and will be presented to his family in his honor.

Professional Business and Accounting Tutor Conrad Artis was recognized as Tutor of the Year for outstanding work with students in the 2022–2023 academic year.

Conrad Artis and Dr. Brandy Daingerfield display some of the awards that the Academic Skills Center and its team received from the National Tutoring Association.

Daingerfield credits her team for the success of the ASC. “From a supervisory standpoint, it makes my job incredibly easy to manage because they move as one and create a sense of unity for the students,” she said.

About the NTA
The NTA was formed in 1992 for the purpose of establishing a membership organization for tutoring professionals. Over the past years, the purpose has expanded to promote education, specialization, and scientific research. The NTA is now the oldest and largest professional association dedicated exclusively to tutoring and represents the interests of thousands of tutors in the U.S. and 13 other countries, practicing in all phases of tutoring, program administration, and supplemental student services. Members represent colleges, universities, high schools, middle schools, elementary schools, school districts, literacy programs, community programs, grant supported programs, and NCLB/SES providers.

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 around 10,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry, and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 150 college credit programs. WCC’s mission is to meet the educational, training, and cultural needs of the communities it serves.