Quick Takes: July 2020

WCC Instructor recognized by CISCO Networking Academy

Randy Gambill, WCC Information Technology/Network Management lead instructor

Wilkes Community College congratulates Randy Gambill, lead instructor for Information Technology/Network Management for being recognized as an Advanced Level Instructor for Cisco Networking Academy for 2019. This award recognizes Gambill’s achievement as one of the top 25 percent of instructors globally in student feedback and performance. Gambill’s name will be listed along with other instructors who have received awards on the CISCO Networking Academy Recognition Program page. About Cisco Networking Academy - It began as an act of community. In 1997, Cisco donated some networking equipment to a local school. But no one was trained on it, so the gear sat unused. This initial donation led to a valuable insight. Technology is truly powerful when combined with education. Cisco Networking Academy was born that day, as we trained the staff to build their network. Then it became a movement. Cisco Networking Academy quickly grew from a single school to become an ever-expanding community of students, educators, employers, NGOs, Cisco employees, and customers. Now taught in 180 countries, we help shape communities and economies around the globe. Impacting the lives of 10.9 million students, we’ve created a pipeline of technical talent ready to innovate and shape the future. In partnership with 26,500 educators at 12,100 academies, we’re working with educators and instructors all over the world to deliver the best curricula for today’s world. Amounting to $2.6 billion, Cisco Networking Academy has made in-kind contributions worth billions in tools, resources, and support to students, schools, and instructors. Leading to our goal: one billion people by 2025, by empowering individuals and organizations with problem-solving skills and transformative technologies, we will help bring the benefits of digitization to one billion people by 2025.        

WCC congratulates Nurse Aide I program graduates

L-R: Katelyn Glen, Tanya Blankenship, Hannah Aguilar, Rachel Watkins, Reece Bumgarner, Brooke Bauguess, Cydney Byrd, Casey Whitfield, and Kaitlyn Bailey.

  Wilkes Community College congratulates our Nurse Aide I program graduates that completed the course on July 7, 2020. The students were taught by instructor Sonya Jordan, R.N. The graduates are Katelyn Glen, Wilkes County; Tanya Blankenship, Wilkes County; Hannah Aguilar, Wilkes County; Rachel Watkins, Wilkes County; Reece Bumgarner Alexander County; Brooke Bauguess, Wilkes County; Cydney Byrd, Surry County; Casey Whitfield, Wilkes County; and Kaitlyn Bailey, Davie County.  All students will be eligible to take the certified nursing assistant state test.

WCC congratulates Medication Aide program graduates

Wilkes Community College congratulates the recent medication aide program graduates, taught by instructor, Sonya Jordan, R.N. The following students completed the class on July 16, 2020, and are eligible to sit for the state exam to become a certified medication aide; Sanchez Jarvis, Surry County; Laura Elena Jarrett-Gonzalez, Wilkes County; Joseph Jones, Wilkes County; Bethany Bowen, Catawba County; and Emily Billings, Wilkes County.  

l-r: Sanchez Jarvis, Laura Elena Jarrett-Gonzalez, Joseph Jones, Bethany Bowen, and Emily Billings.

WCC Ashe Campus congratulates Nurse Aide I program graduates

l-r: Kelly Cox, Emily Church, Jessenia Guzman, Tammy Mallette, Shea Cullifer, and Eric Giers.

The Ashe Campus of Wilkes Community College congratulates their recent Nurse Aide I program graduates taught by instructors Regan Perry, RN, BSN, NCSN and Shannon Venditelli, R.N. The students are Emily Church, Ashe County; Kelly Cox, Wilkes County; Shea Cullifer, Ashe County; Eric Giers, Ashe County; Jessenia Guzman, Alleghany County; and Tammy Mallette, Ashe County.