Quick Takes: January 2019

WCC congratulates Nurse Aide I program graduates

The Ashe Campus of Wilkes Community College congratulates its recent Nurse Aide I program graduates that were taught by instructor Shirlene Widner. The graduates are Alyssa Denny, Kayra Osborne, Shelby Mayer, Donna Harless, Christian Aikens, and Leah Edwards.

WCC students complete Healthcare Academy

The following Wilkes Community College students completed the Healthcare Academy in the fall 2018: Erica Sexton, Grayson Country; Kayla Bentley, Alexander County; and Breanna Lozano, Wilkes County. The program consisted of Nurse Aide I, taught by Sonya Jordan; Phlebotomy, taught by Annette Church; and Cardiovascular Technician, taught by Cindy Wagoner. The students passed the certification exams in all three classes!

WCC Ashe Campus 2018 fall Phlebotomy graduates

The Ashe Campus of Wilkes Community College congratulates its recent phlebotomy program graduates who were taught by instructor Terri Bounds. The graduates are: Andrea Hamm, Merie Rector, Rebecca Matherly, and Kimberly Vanover.

L-R: Terri Bounds, Instructor; Andrea Hamm, Merie Rector, and Rebecca Matherly. Not pictured: Kimberly Vanover.

Local industry completes WCC OSHA 30 Class

Front Row L-R: Braxton Minton, Robert Bumgarner, Whitney Casstevens, Mary Jones, and Edward Parsons. Back Row L-R: Keith Childress, Homer Maltba, Joseph Brown, and Jaron Cagle.

Employees of Worldwide Protective Products recently completed a month-long Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 30 training taught by Ricky Roten, WCC business and industry training coordinator. The 30-hour General Industry Training Program targeted employees whose duties include safety responsibility. Training topics included hazard identification, avoidance, control, and prevention. For more information about the OSHA trainings, contact Ricky Roten at 336-838-6113 or by email at rcroten113@wilkescc.edu.

WCC student receives accounting scholarship

The North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants awards scholarships annually to accounting students across the state. Rachel Prevette, accounting student at Wilkes Community College, recently won a $1,500 scholarship. Prevette lives in the Hunting Creek community of Wilkes County. After graduation, she plans to continue her education in Accounting at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she will pursue a master’s degree in accounting and eventually obtain her license as a Certified Public Accountant. “I am blessed and thankful to be surrounded by such wonderful people here at Wilkes Community College who open up new opportunities for me and who are helping me to achieve my goals,” stated Prevette. Since 1980, the North Carolina CPA Foundation has worked in partnership with the North Carolina Association of CPAs to provide scholarships and opportunities for students to explore the accounting career and understand the opportunities that come with the CPA credential. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded over $1.8 million in scholarships, impacting almost 1,600 accounting students in our state.

Dr. Jeff Cox, WCC president presents Rachel Prevette with scholarship check.