Hurricane Florence: Watching, Waiting, but are you Prepared?

Disaster Supply Kit

The buzz this week is all about Hurricane Florence.

Administrators and staff at Wake Tech are monitoring local forecasts as the track and impacts from the hurricane come into perspective.  The best thing to do right now is to make sure you are as prepared as possible and that means making sure you’re able to get messages from the college.

If you are not signed up for Wake Tech Warn, do it!  The college will send you text notifications as conditions warrant.

Wake Tech Warn

You’re also invited to follow Wake Tech on Twitter, @waketechcc.  Wake Tech’s twitter feed is a great place to find breaking news from the college as well as updates on the go.

For preparedness and safety tips, the National Weather Service has some great information.

Assemble Disaster Supplies

Be Safe, Be Ready!

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Wake Tech Idol Season 6

Visit: idol.waketech.edu for full details.

Auditions for Wake Tech Idol Season 6 are scheduled for September 19th, 20th, & 21st at the Southern Wake Campus and Scott Northern Wake Campus.  For building information, visit idol.waketech.edu.

Here are a few tips for the upcoming auditions

  • Auditions are first-come-first-served
  • Contestants will have one minute to “Wow” the judges.
  • Registration will close 30 minutes after auditions begin.
  • Current students only.
  • Come prepared to sing acapella or self-accompanied.
  • Must be in good academic standing, GPA of 2.0 or higher.

The top ten contestants selected from the September auditions will advance to the live Wake Tech Idol Finale to compete for a $2,500 scholarship and the title of Wake Tech Idol Season 6 Champion.  Two runners-up will receive $750 scholarship each.

Wake Tech Rugby Club Returns!

Wake Tech Rugby Club is back and preparing for its second season!  The inaugural 2017-2018 season was a great success, and the club looks forward to building on the skill and experience gained last year.

The new season starts with practice on Tuesday, August 28th.  Practices are every Tuesday and Thursday from 4-6 pm at Lake Benson Park in Garner.  Anyone interested in playing rugby (or just learning about it) can contact Head Coach John Etheridge, or just come out to practice!  Rugby experience is welcome, but not necessary.  The club will teach new players how to play.

For more information, contact
John Etheridge
Head Coach/Faculty Advisor, Wake Tech Rugby Club

Chief Michael Penry’s Tips For the First Day

The Wake Tech Campus Police Department, established in 2012, is a fully-sanctioned law enforcement agency dedicated to protecting the life and property of students, faculty, staff, and visitors on all Wake Tech campuses.

As you head back to class, Chief Penry has a few helpful tips to make your time at Wake Tech as smooth as possible.

  1. Arrive early, finding a parking spot can take some time
  2. Know where your classes are located
  3. Remember what lot you parked in
  4. Watch out for pedestrians
  5. No parking in reserved, staff, or faculty parking areas
  6. Pay attention to road signs on campus
  7. Slow down
  8. Download the ‘Wake Tech app‘!  It has valuable information to make your time at Wake Tech a success.

Khadijah’s 5 Tips for Wake Tech Student Athletes


Khadijah Daniels graduated from Wake Tech in May and will be continuing her education at William Peace University.  She’s also signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the Pacers this fall.

  1. Apply yourself in the classroom to the best of your ability. Grades matter and you’re going to need solid grades no matter if you are entering the workforce or transferring to a 4-year school.
  2. Always sit in the first two rows in class!
  3. No matter what, participate in class.
  4. Organize and plan accordingly. It’s so important to be able to manage time wisely
  5. Skill your craft and always work hard. Whether it’s baseball, soccer, basketball, golf, or volleyball- practice hard to get the results you want.

Read her Success Story

Khadijah Daniels Signs to Play Basketball at William Peace University

Sarah Allevato: Top 5 Scholarship Tips

Wake Tech graduate, Sarah Allevato was recently featured on WRAL after she won the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.  What’s the secret to Sarah’s success?  Read along for her Top 5 Scholarship Tips…

  1. Write Passionately—the best way to stand out from the rest is to write with lots of emotion and authenticity. It doesn’t matter how amazing your personal statement is, if it’s not able to evoke empathy then the judges will forget it.
  2. Don’t Underestimate yourself—A lot of people are deterred from writing scholarships because they think their personal story, or journey, is not good enough to deserve a scholarship. I can say with confidence that your story is enough. In the end, it’s really not even about what you write, but how you write it.
  3. Have all your essays proofread—What I really struggled with was grammar. I could write endless pages of quality content right off the top of my head, but I made so many grammatical errors, like comma splices and run-on sentences, that it overshadowed my work. So, I had every essay checked for grammatical and spelling errors by my school tutors. This is a must if you want to write a winning essay.
  4. Find your scholarships through a scholarship listing website—For me, it was easy finding scholarships because they were all in one place. I used the website: https://jlvcollegecounseling.com/ to find scholarships to apply to. This website has the option of filtering scholarships by deadline. I would usually apply for scholarships that had a deadline that was at least two weeks out.
  5. Never Give Up— It might take a long time and a lot of rejection letters before you win a scholarship, for me it took 7 months and 72 rejection letters, but when you do win, the time and effort will be well worth it. After all, a winner is only a loser who tried one more time.

Super Saturday at Wake Tech


Super Bowl Sunday is almost here, and it’s all about New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles.

But Saturday belongs to the Wake Tech Eagles – your home team!

The Eagles men’s basketball team will play rival Pitt Community College this Saturday, February 3, at 3:00 p.m. They’re flying high after last months’ wins over two nationally-ranked teams – but they need your help to keep their momentum!”

Support the Eagles as we kick off Super Bowl weekend!

Southern Wake Campus, Building N, Gym.  All students enter FREE with a valid Wake Tech ID!

2018 Softball Tryouts

Anyone interested in playing on the softball team this spring can tryout on any of the following days:

Wed., Jan. 24th; Thurs., Jan. 25th; Fri., Jan. 26th from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 27th from 9am – 11am

Must be a full time student (enrolled in 12 hours or more).

10005 Lake Wheeler Road, Fuquay Varina

Tryout participants can contact Assistant Athletics Director, Stephanie Sports, smsports@waketech.edu if they have additional questions.