Member Spotlight – Wayne Community College

Wayne Community College

 “Students, faculty, and staff always respond to excellence and high expectations.”

– Thomas A. Walker, Jr., President, Wayne Community College

Thomas A. Walker, Jr., President

Wayne Community College, Goldsboro, North Carolina | | Established 1957 | Patricia A. Pfeiffer, NISOD Liaison

Member Spotlight Question and Answer 

When did Wayne Community College become a NISOD Member?
Wayne Community College first joined NISOD in 1996.

Why is Wayne Community College a NISOD Member?
To help our community of educators stay informed about the best available teaching and learning techniques.

Which NISOD benefit does Wayne Community College use the most and how?
We share Innovation Abstracts across campus for faculty development.

Interesting News Happening at Wayne Community College

WCC Named Top U.S. Community College, Competes for $1 Million

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program recently named Wayne Community College 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  community colleges. 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. The top ten finalists for the 2021 Aspen Prize will be named in May 2020.

Wayne Community College Named Bellwether Finalist

Wayne Community College’s Clearing a Path to Student Success (CAPSS) 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. CAPSS is a campus-wide initiative that embraces a “guided pathways” approach to supporting students as they progress to completion.  The Bellwether Award is a national citation that recognizes community colleges’ best practices.

WCC’s Swafford Selected to Present at National Conference

Wayne Community College Biology Instructor Lynn Swafford recently presented 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.

WCC Ceremony Honors Veterans

Wayne Community College paid tribute to local military veterans this month at its annual Veterans Celebration led by WCC President Dr. Thomas Walker,  a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp.

Every month, NISOD turns the spotlight on the effective ways member colleges use NISOD benefits. These member colleges exemplify NISOD’s mission of improving teaching, learning, and leadership, with the ultimate goal being to increase student success.