Recognized For Excellence


WCC Relationship with Wayne UNC Health Care Highlighted

“Reassess and Reskill,” an article in the December 2020/January 2021 issue of the American Association of Community Colleges’ Community College Journal includes a look at how WCC is helping Wayne UNC Health Care meet its staffing needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.


WCC Wins National Community College Award

WCC is the recipient of an American Association of Community Colleges 2020 Award of Excellence in the “Student Success” category. The student success practice for which WCC has been lauded is its CAPSS (Clearing a Path to Student Success) initiative. CAPSS embraces a “guided pathways” approach to supporting students as they progress to completion. Faculty and staff were involved in the redesign of academic programs and student support services. Those changes resulted in measurable improvements in student completion and increased employability skills. AACC Awards of Excellence bring national visibility to outstanding practices. Winners are chosen by a select committee of the AACC Board of Directors. The American Association of Community Colleges is the primary advocacy organization for the nation’s community colleges. The association represents nearly 1,200 two-year, associate degree-granting institutions and more than 12 million students.


Faucette Named Outstanding Educator

Julie H. Faucette, an instructor in WCC’s Academic Foundations Department, has been named the 2020 Hilda P. Barrow Outstanding Developmental Educator of the Year Award by the North Carolina Organization for Student Success. The award recognizes an instructor’s service in and support of student success programs and contributions that have helped students achieve their desired goals. Criteria include a lifetime of service to students through professional excellence and personal commitment. Faucette teaches study skills courses and success courses that prepare students to function effectively in the college environment to meet their educational objectives.


College Receives Disability Awards

WCC has received two awards from the City of Goldsboro’s Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities. WCC Technology Support Technician Felipe Chavez Jr. was honored with the 2020 Employee of the Year Award. The award recognizes an employee who has overcome handicaps to achieve success in the workplace. The college also was presented the 2020 Employer of the Year Award and was lauded for outstanding achievement in employment and providing job opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

 


Walker Speaks on Social Mobility

WCC President Thomas A. Walker Jr. joined two other North Carolina community college presidents in a panel discussion on the role of the state’s community colleges in advancing social mobility. It was part of an Awake58 Virtual Town Hall on “Postsecondary Education and Social Mobility with Paul Tough” put on by EdNC in November.

 

 

 


Pfeiffer Is World View Presenter

Dr. Patty Pfeiffer, WCC’s vice president for academic and student services, provided a session on “Supporting Critical Need Allied Health Programs at Community Colleges During the Global Pandemic” as part of UNC World View’s 2020 Community College Program on “Global Health: The Changing Prognosis.” The November workshop explored topics and teaching strategies that can address the evolving nature of global health.

 

 


Sergeants Association Gives POW/MIA Chair

Chapter 371 of the Air Force Sergeants Association has presented a Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Chair of Honor to WCC.  The chair is a physical reminder of the American soldiers, classified as Prisoners of War/Missing in Action, who have not come home from wars and conflicts involving the United States of America. The seat is to remain unfilled, reserved for those service members upon their return. The chair will reside in the college’s Military Resource Center, which is located on the second floor of the Wayne Learning Center.


Chemistry Instructor’s Article Published

Dr. Brian Duffy, a WCC chemistry instructor, has been published in the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association’s “Technology and Engineering Teacher” journal. He co-authored “Safety in STEM Education Standards and Frameworks: A Comparative Content Analysis” with collaborators from Pennsylvania State University, Texas State University, and Connetquot Central School District in Long Island, New York. The work appeared as a “Safety Spotlight” article in a special issue “Implementing STEL [Standards for Technological and Engineering Literacy] published in November 2020.

 


WCC Art Selected for Belk Center

Three pieces of WCC student art are on display in the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research at NC State University. Works by Dylon Bryson, Lillie Thorne, and Louise Bongala were selected to represent the college.

 


WCC Staffers Receive Professional Organization Awards

Two Wayne Community College employees have been honored by the North Carolina Association of Educational Office Professionals District 12. Craig Foucht, executive director of the Wayne Business and Industry Center, was named the District 12 Administrator of the Year. Theresa White-Wallace, administrative assistant for the college’s Arts and Sciences Division, was presented the District 12 Educational Office Professional of the Year Award.


College Continues Nursing Exam Success

WCC’s nursing graduates continue to give the college bragging rights. All 29 members of the college’s Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) class of 2020 passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) on their first attempt. The last class also had a 100 percent pass rate. The 2016-2018 classes had a trending passage average of 95 percent exam passage.


WCC Becomes Global Distinction College

WCC has committed to a partnership with UNC World View to develop and offer globally intensive courses and activities. Students can earn a “Graduated with Global Distinction” notation on their transcripts by completing at least 15 credit hours of globally intensive courses, participating in eight international activities and dialogues, gaining 30 hours of global experience in a study aboard or domestic intercultural experience, or completing a capstone presentation related to their global learning experience.

 


Whitman Poem Published

Rebecca Whitman, an English teacher in WCC’s Adult High School, has had a poem titled “A Thimble-Full of Native American Blood” published in the October issue of the online British literary magazine Sylvia.

 

 

 


WCC Wins National Advertising Awards

For the fourth year in a row, Wayne Community College is a National Council for Marketing & Public Relations Paragon Award winner. The college earned a Silver Award in the Advertising: Print Ad-Single Category for an ad for online courses that was placed on grocery store carts and a Bronze Award in the Advertising: – Interior Signage/Display Category for a downtown Goldsboro storefront window display promoting some of the college’s business programs.


Academic Skills Center Earns Accreditation

The WCC Academic Skills Center is now a National Tutoring Association-certified program. The program was assessed on its leadership plan, tutor training process including the requirement to have an NTA-certified trainer on staff, and a self-evaluation and program outcomes plan. The accreditation lasts for three years.

 

 

 


Bauer Receives IT Award

WCC Information Technology Director Matt Bauer has been named an “IT Hero.” It is a quarterly honor by Lenovo, Intel, and Windows 10 that recognizes those “serving in our government organizations to defend data, secure servers, and more” for their hard work.

 

 

 


Instructors Honored by National Organization

Art Instructor Angie Waller and Business and Accounting Department Chair Erin LeGrand were presented Excellence Awards from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development. Excellence Awards recognize the work of faculty, administrators, and staff for extraordinary service to their students, colleagues, and community. The recipients received a medallion that will become part of their formal attire for commencement and other academic ceremonies, a certificate, and inclusion in an awards booklet.


Pfeiffer Named to National Commission

Dr. Patricia A. “Patty” Pfeiffer, WCC’s vice president of academic and student services, has been appointed to the American Association of Community Colleges’ Commission on Small and Rural Colleges. The Commission offers the association advice and counsel on trends and issues impacting institutions and makes suggestions on ways to address the needs of this segment of the nation’s institutions of higher education. The commission highlights innovative practices that can serve as models for other institutions. Pfeiffer’s term on the commission will run July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2023.

 


Walker To Lead Statewide Diversity and Equity Effort

Dr. Thomas A. Walker Jr., WCC’s president, has been tapped to serve as the co-leader of a new NC Community Colleges System Advisory Council Initiative on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Walker and Dr. Donald Tomas of Southwestern Community College will be regularly reporting on their progress to the Advisory Council. They are to provide guidelines for colleges to use in examining policies and final recommendations for future steps by June 30, 2021.


WCC Art Adorns Legislative Office

A hall outside of Rep. John Bell IV’s offices in Raleigh has become a gallery for WCC art. Forty-one prints of works by WCC students and alumni are on display outside of the North Carolina House Majority Leader’s offices in the Legislative Office Building. This is the first installment in a continuous exhibition. The collection will be in place outside of Room 301F of the Legislative Office Building at 300 N. Salisbury Street in Raleigh into January 2021, when a new set will be installed.

 


Humphries Earns National Communications Awards

WCC Public Information Officer Tara Humphries was among nearly 300 professional communicators from throughout the United States who earned honors in the 2020 National Communications Contest sponsored by the National Federation of Press Women. She was awarded third place in the Information for the Media: News or Feature Release, Single Release Category for the story “WCC and Chinese Forestry Programs Connect” and an honorable mention in the Speech Category for “President’s Graduation Speech – December 2019.”


Walker To Lead Statewide Diversity and Equity Effort

Dr. Thomas A. Walker Jr., WCC’s president, is the new chair of the North Carolina Campus Compact executive board. NCCC is a collaborative network of 39 colleges and universities committed to educating students for civic and social responsibility, partnering with communities for positive change, and strengthening democracy. Presidents and chancellors join the Compact on behalf of their institutions and commit them to becoming “engaged campuses.” Walker is the first community college representative on the executive board.

 

 


Instructor Is International Conference Presenter

WCC English Instructor Allyson Daly spoke on “Realistic Hope in a Fact-Based Future” and participated in a panel on global education during the 21st Century Skills for Global Students workshop, an international workshop on 21st century skills for students. The workshop was hosted by the WorldLINK Foundation, an educational organization that connects experienced teachers, professors, and consultants from Europe, Asia, and the United States.

 


Humphries Earns Writing Awards

WCC Public Information Officer Tara Humphries has earned first and second place in the press release category and first and second place in the speech category of the 2020 National Federation of Press Women’s At-Large Communications Contest. The honored press releases were “Homegrown Science Event Brings Families to WCC” (second place) and “WCC and Chinese Forestry Programs Connect” first place. The lauded speeches were College President Thomas A. Walker Jr.’s messages to graduates presented during commencement ceremonies in May 2019 (second place) and December 2019 (first place).


Evans Receives National Outstanding Alumnus Award

WCC Achievement Coach Chad O. Evans has been honored with a national award for his achievements since graduating from WCC. He is the recipient of the National Organization for Student Success’ 2020 Vashti Muse and Maxine Elmont Award for Outstanding Alumnus of a Student Success Program. The award recognizes an alumnus of a student success program who has distinguished himself in an educational career and other areas of life.


Communications Instructor Andrea Freile

WCC Instructor In World View Spotlight

Andrea Freile, a communications instructor at WCC, is the subject of a World View “Educator Spotlights” profile. World View is a public service program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that equips K-12 and community college educators with global knowledge, best practices, and resources to prepare students to engage in an interconnected and diverse world. Freile participated in World View’s Global Education Leaders Program in 2019. She is the recipient of a 2019-2020 N.C. Scholar of Global Distinction grant and is using the funds to create global modules for the “Introduction to Intercultural Communication” course she teaches.

 


WCC Named Military Friendly

WCC has been named a “Military Friendly® School” for the seventh time. WCC is one of 12 of the 58 North Carolina community colleges to earn the designation. Overall, 33 of the state’s institutions of higher education made the 2020-2021 list. The Military Friendly® Schools list honors the colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.


WCC Presented Bellwether Finalist Award

WCC’s Quest Academy has been honored as a Bellwether Finalist in the Workforce Development category that recognizes strategic alliances that promote community and economic development. The Quest Academy is a program of the WCC Transitional Programs for College and Career Department that serves higher-level English Language Acquisition students, especially those who are professionally certified in their native country. While in the Academy, students are co-enrolled in Workforce Continuing Education Services computer, technical, and occupational classes. Upon completion of the Academy, they enroll in further Workforce Continuing Education or curriculum classes. The Bellwether Awards are widely regarded as the nation’s most competitive and prestigious recognition for community colleges, and are the only awards evaluated by experts and practitioners in the field. Bellwether College Consortium through the Community College Futures Assembly addresses the best practices at community colleges.


WCC Is Finalist for National Community College Award

WCC has been named a finalist for an American Association of Community Colleges 2020 Award of Excellence in the “student success” category. WCC will vie with two other colleges for the award. The student success practice for which WCC has been recognized is its CAPPS (Clearing a Path to Student Success) initiative. CAPSS embraces a “guided pathways” approach to supporting students as they progress to completion. Faculty and staff were involved in the redesign of academic programs and student support services. Those changes resulted in measurable improvements in student completion and increased employability skills. WCC’s CAPSS initiative was a finalist for this award last year, too. As the college accomplished more with this endeavor, it was encouraged to compete again with an emphasis on its further achievements.


WORKS Honored for Workforce Development

The Wayne Occupational Readiness Keys for Success (WORKS) initiative has been recognized for its workforce advancement accomplishments. The WORKS partnership was lauded for “Outstanding Achievement in Workforce Development” by the Eastern Carolina Workforce Development Board at its Annual Recognition Banquet.

 


Magazine Wins Third Award

WCC’s writers’ and artists’ magazine has been recognized by the Community College Humanities Association for the third consecutive year. “Renaissance” won first place in the Magazines from Small Colleges: Southern Division of the Best Magazine Category of the organization’s annual literary magazine competition.

 


Evans Named Outstanding Alumnus

WCC Achievement Coach Chad Evans, a WCC alumnus, has been named the Outstanding Alumnus of a Developmental Education Program by 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.”


Math Instructors Present at National Conference

WCC Math Instructors Elizabeth King, Michael McKenna, and Katie Mullins provided a session at the 45th Annual American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges Conference in Milwaukee. The presentation, titled “Triggers for Your ‘How-To’ Manuals,” focused on sharing the WCC team’s use of “inventive narratives, memorable one-liners, and clever ditties” to solidify mathematical processes and techniques within their courses, focusing on Precalculus, explained Mullins.


WCC Named a Top 150 U.S. Community College Eligible for Aspen Prize

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program named WCC as one of 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges. Based on strong and improving in student outcomes — including in learning, completion rates, employment rates and earnings, and equity — 15 percent of community colleges nationwide have been invited to apply for the Aspen Prize. The 150 community colleges named today as eligible to compete for the 2021 Aspen Prize were selected from a pool of nearly 1,000 public two-year colleges nationwide using publicly available data on student outcomes.


Swafford Presents at National Conference

WCC Biology Instructor Lynn Swafford was selected to present at the Association of College and University Biology Educators annual meeting at Syracuse University in New York. She was one of just two instructors from a community or technical college who provided sessions alongside professors from institutions such as Cornell University, Marquette University, and Penn State University. She gave a 40-minute presentation on “Surveying Biodiversity with iNaturalist.”

 

 


ECU’s $4 Million Grant Will Benefit WCC Students

East Carolina University’s College of Engineering and Technology has received a $4 million grant is from the National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Program that will support low-income students pursuing undergraduate engineering degrees, including students at WCC.


Waller Honored with Innovation Award

WCC Art Instructor Angie Waller has been recognized with an Innovation of the Year Award by the League for Innovation in the Community College for the “Art of Giving” philanthropic project she implemented in her courses.

 


WCC Recognized for Excellence by AACC

WCC was recognized as a finalist in the “student success” category and, along with Wayne UNC Health Care, in the “outstanding college/corporate partnership” category of the American Association of Community Colleges 2019 Awards of Excellence.

 


WCC Instructors Present at Biology Conference

Three WCC instructors were selected to present at a statewide biology conference. Sondi Hoffman, Amy Cherry Millis, and Lynn Swafford provided talks on methods to enhance learning during the 2019 North Carolina Community Colleges Association of Biology Instructors Conference in Durham. Hoffman and Millis spoke together on “BIOcenter and Synaptic Feedback.” Lynn Swafford discussed “Surveying Biodiversity with iNaturalist.”


White-Wallace Elected to District Office

Theresa White-Wallace, the administrative assistant for WCCs Arts and Sciences Division, is the 2019-2020 District 12 president of the North Carolina Association of Educational Office Professionals. Her duties will include serving as a member of the NCAEOP Board of Directors. The district includes Carteret, Craven, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow, Pamlico, and Wayne counties across which there are 11 local units of the organization.

 

 


WCC Wins National Marketing and PR Awards, Third Year in a Row

WCC is a Paragon Award winner for the third consecutive year. The college’s Office of Communications collected a Gold Award from the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations in the Original Photography-Unmanipulated category for a Medical Laboratory Technology photo. They also brought home two Silver awards, one in the Specialty Publication category for the 2018 “Renaissance” magazine that featured two different covers and one in the Flyer-Single or Series category for its “Back to School Bash 2018” piece.

 


WCC Named Finalist for Two More Awards

WCC has been named a double finalist for an award that recognizes exceptional work among the nation’s two-year colleges. The student success practice for which WCC has been recognized is its CAPPS (Clearing a Path to Student Success) initiative. The partnership that is celebrated in the other award bid is between the college and Wayne UNC Health Care.  The finalists will be recognized and winners will be announced at the Awards of Excellence Gala on April 15, a part of the 99th Annual AACC Convention that will be held in Orlando, Florida.


WCC Presented Bellwether Finalist Award

Wayne Community College has been honored as a finalist for a Bellwether Award, a national citation that recognizes community colleges’ best practices. WCC’s Clearing a Path to Student Success Initiative was named a Bellwether Finalist in the Planning, Governance, and Finance category that recognizes programs or activities that have been designed and successfully implemented to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the community college.


WCC Phlebotomy Program Earns Accreditation

Wayne Community College’s phlebotomy program has received national accreditation. The Phlebotomy Technician course, which is administered by the college’s Workforce Continuing Education (WCE) Division, has been certified by the National Phlebotomy Association. The association has also granted the college approved NPA testing site status.

 


WCC Wins App Trial Prize

Wayne Community College has been recognized for extraordinary participation in a pilot adult learner mobile application program. The college’s Transitional Programs for College and Career was awarded $1,000 for the highest total of learner hours in the fall 2018 semester using an innovative Learning Upgrade mobile application. WCC TPCC was one of 50 programs across the country to take advantage of a no-cost license that the Coalition on Adult Basic Education provided to its members. That license allowed WCC students to be enrolled in courses using the new apps.


WCC Receives $1.8 Million Grant

WCC has been awarded a $1,886,333 grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Title III Part A Strengthening Institutions Program. The college will use the funds to implement a “Coaching, Advising, and Planning for Success” (CAPS) project over the next five years.


College Continues Nursing Exam Success

All 18 members of the Practical Nursing class of 2018 passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) on their first attempt. They join the past two classes in their 100 percent rate. Of the 37 Associate Degree Nursing 2018 graduates, 92 percent passed their licensure exam (NCLEX-RN) on their first attempt. That program’s three-year trending average is 95 percent first time passage.


WCC’s Clearing a Path to Student Success (CAPSS) Initiative has been selected as one of 10 2019 Bellwether Finalist Winners in the Planning Governance and Finance category. The CAPSS initiative is a campus-wide initiative that embraces a “guided pathways” approach to supporting students as they progress to completion. Faculty and staff were involved in the redesign of academic programs and student support services. Those changes resulted in measurable improvements to student completion and increased employability skills.

 


Two Staffers Receive Professional Organization Awards

Two Wayne Community College employees were honored during the recent North Carolina Association of Educational Office Professionals District 12 conference. Joanna Morrisette, WCC associate vice president for academic and student services, was named the District 12 2018 Administrator of the Year. Becky Mulligan, the college’s institutional effectiveness coordinator, was presented the District 12 2018 Educational Office Professional of the Year Award.

 

 


Biology Instructors Present at National Conference

Biology instructors Lynn Swafford and Sondi Hoffman were invited to display and discuss their poster on a successful teaching technique after presenting an abstract proposing the topic. They presented on “Using Scratch-Off Cards in Biology Classrooms” at the National Association of Biology Teachers conference.

 


WCC Counselor Finalist for State Award

Melanie K. Jenkins,  a clinical counselor at WCC, has been announced as a finalist for the 2019 State Board of Community Colleges’ Staff of the Year Award. The award recognizes excellent performance and commitment to the community college mission by the non-teaching staff of the 58 institutions of the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) and the System Office

 

 


Smith Elected Association President

Gene Smith, WCC’s vice president of academic and student services, was elected president of the North Carolina Association of Community College Instructional Administrators (NCACCIA) during the association’s meeting in Raleigh earlier this month (October 2018).

 


WCC 10th in Nation in Certifications

WCC was 10th in the NC3 (National Coalition of Certification Centers) national ranking of educational institutions based on the number of certifications their students earned in the last calendar year. The college was recognized for the accomplishment at NC3’s recent Annual Leadership Conference at Gateway Technical College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. WCC has finished in the “Top 10” every year since 2014 when NC3 first started tracking certification numbers. Each year it has topped the previous year, starting with 373, improving to 480 in 2015, and jumping to 641 in 2016. Wayne Community College issued 711 industry backed certifications in the 2017 calendar year.


Math Instructors Present at International Conference

Math Instructors Laura Buddin and Katina Davis led a roundtable discussion on “Academic Integrity in an Online Environment” at the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development’s International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence in Austin, Texas.

 


 

Marak Named Administrator of the Year

Janeil Marak, Dean of WCC’s Allied Health and Public Service Division, has been named the 2017-2018 Katrina V. Miller Administrator of the Year by the North Carolina Association of Educational Office Professionals.

 

 


WCC Wins National Communications Awards

For the second year in a row, Wayne Community College is a National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) Paragon Award winner. The college won gold in the Interior Signage/Display – Single or Series Category is for the multi-panel timeline in the Wayne Learning Center Atrium and silver in the Outdoor Media: Single or Series Category for its “Day, Night, Online, Now” billboard. The Paragon Awards recognize outstanding achievement in design and communication at community and technical colleges. They were presented at the organization’s 2018 annual conference in Las Vegas on March 18.

 


College Wins Learning Upgrade Launch Competition

Wayne Community College’s Transitional Programs for College and Career (TPCC) was awarded $1,000 for the highest total of learner hours in the fall 2018 semester using an innovative Learning Upgrade mobile application. WCC TPCC was one of 50 programs across the country to take advantage of a no-cost license that the Coalition on Adult Basic Education provided to its members. That license allowed WCC students to be enrolled in courses using the new apps. The college won the “Learning Upgrade Launch” competition due to its 5,399 total lessons completed and 1,653 total learner hours on the app. Seventy WCC students completed app lessons and earned 39 certificates.


AACC Awards of Excellence Finalist

Wayne Community College was one of six finalists for the 2018 American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Awards of Excellence in the “student success” category. This award recognizes promising practices among the nation’s two-year colleges. The student success initiative for which WCC was recognized is completion strategies. In the last five academic years, the number of certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees earned by WCC students has increased by 30.4 percent.


Distinguished Partners in Excellence Award

Wayne Community College and Wayne UNC Health Care were awarded the 2018 Distinguished Partners in Excellence Award by the State Board of Community Colleges. This annual award recognizes an exemplary employer, business or industry group that has demonstrated decisive involvement and firm commitment to the professional development of its employees. The award also acknowledges the development of North Carolina’s workforce through its partnership efforts with one or more of the state’s community colleges and its community college partner that has made equal efforts, commitment, and contributions.


Distinguished Partner Award

Wayne Community College was the 2018 recipient of Wayne County Public Schools Partners in Education program’s Olivia Whitfield Pierce Distinguished Partner Award. Winners of the annual award must have demonstrated a lasting dedication and ongoing/continued partnership with its partner school over time (five or more years). Wayne Early Middle College High School nominated WCC for the many ways the College supports the school’s students and personnel.


North Carolina Community College Adult Educators Association Award

WCC’s Transitional Programs for College and Career  received the 2017 North Carolina Community College Adult Educators Association “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.


NISOD Excellence Award Winner

Charlotte Brow, chair of WCC’s Humanities, Fine Arts, and Social Sciences Department, earned the 2018 “Excellence Award” from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) for her teaching and leadership excellence.


NC3 Leadership Award

Wayne Community College’s Executive Director of the Wayne Business and Industry Center, Craig Foucht, has been recognized by the National Coalition of Certification Centers. Foucht was presented the NC3 Leadership Award for 2017 for his dedication and commitment to technical education. NC3 is a network of education providers and corporations that supports, advances and validates new and emerging technology skills in the transportation, aviation and energy industry sectors.


College Wins Media Awards for Second Year in a Row

In 2018 Wayne Community College received a Gold Paragon award in the Interior Signage/Display – Single Series Category for the multi-panel timeline displayed in the Wayne Learning Center. The College also earned a Silver Paragon award in the Outdoor Media: Single or Series Category for the Day Night Online billboard design.


Literary Magazine Wins Award

The 2017 “Renaissance,” Wayne Community College’s writers’ and artists’ magazine, was recognized by the Community College Humanities Association. The magazine’s 33rd volume won first place in the Magazines from Small Colleges: Southern Division of the Best Magazine Category of the organization’s annual literary magazine competition.


Linda Murray Administrative Professional of the Year

Leasa Holmes, WCC Senior Executive Assistant to the President, earned the 2018 Linda Murray Administrative Professional of the Year award. The award, given by the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, was bestowed to Mrs. Holmes based upon her mastery of office skills, ability to take charge as a leader within the office, initiative, and going above and beyond the call of regular duties.