Join the Inspirational Choir!

The Wake Tech Inspirational Choir is looking to carry a beautiful tune, but you’ll need to join to help them hit the right notes.  The choir is open to any and all Wake Tech students, but there are some guidelines to remember.

Guidelines:

Must be in academic good standing with a GPA of no lower than a 2.0.
Attend choir rehearsal

Choir rehearsals will be held every Monday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in Building B, Student Lounge on the Scott Northern Wake Campus.

Contact Information
Elizabeth Williams (w)919-532-5548 (c) 919-673-0063
Kenneth Williams (w) 919-532-5582 (c) 919-673-0314

FAFSA Top Tips from Wake Tech Financial Aid

The 2019–2020 FAFSA form is here!  Some states and schools have limited funds, so it’s important to submit your application today.  Don’t worry, we’re here to help!  Wake Tech’s Financial Aid team has come up with 5 tips to get you started on the right path:

  • EVERYONE should complete the FAFSA at least one time.  You don’t know if you are eligible for grants if you don’t do it. You can’t rely on what your friends and neighbors tell you about their experience!
  • Most everyone is eligible for loans, but you have to complete the FAFSA, first.
  • Be sure to fill out the correct FAFSA.  Complete the 2018-2019 FAFSA for Fall 2018/Spring 2019/Summer 2019.  Complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA for Fall 2019/Spring 2020/Summer 2020.
  • Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to ensure the accuracy of your tax information.
  • Slow down and read the instructions carefully before answering each question.  A few extra minutes there could save weeks of verification processing time.

Don’t forget to take advantage of FAFSA Day!

Get help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Wake Tech will host FAFSA Day Saturday, October 27, 9a.m. – 12p.m. at the Southern Wake Campus. Assistance will also be available during the RTP Campus Open House.

 

Help The Nest Win $15,000!


Wake Tech is one of 18 colleges and universities to join forces with Food Lion Feeds to participate in a “Collegiate Challenge” mobilizing colleges & universities to address hunger in their local community and compete for up to $15,000 that will benefit The Nest Food Pantry.

Winning schools can receive $5,000 for the most engagement and creativity on campus, and the second award of $10,000 will be awarded for the campus that collects the most food in a food drive.

How can you help?

Social Media

Post on social media tagging @wtccstudents and use #FoodLionFeeds to help Wake Tech earn points.

MVP Card

Wake Tech will earn 1 point for every $10 spent at Food Lion. All you have to do is provide us with your MVP card number, download the Food Lion app, and Food Lion will add your points to Wake Tech.

Donate Food

Feed a Friend Food Truck Rodeo

The campus that collects the most donated food will win $10,000 for their food pantry! Bring as many non-perishable food items as you can to the Feed-a-Friend Food Truck Rodeo!

  • October 16 – 11:00-1:00pm – Southern Wake Campus in Parking Lot J
  • October 18 – 11:00-1:00pm – Northern Wake Campus outside Building E & F

The prize funds will support hunger-related initiatives such as campus-based food pantries, campus or community gardens, and fresh produce distribution.

Learn More:

“The Nest” Food Pantry

Donate disaster relief items to help victims of Hurricane Florence


Staff at Wake Tech’s Public Safety Education Campus have partnered with Operation Airdrop to collect and deliver disaster relief items for victims of Hurricane Florence, and we NEED YOUR HELP!

Donation Items Needed:
  • Non-perishable foods
  • Cases of water
  • Cleaning supplies (Bleach)
  • Bug spray
  • Diapers
  • Baby formula
  • Personal hygiene products
Drop-Off Dates and Times
Monday, Sept. 24 – Friday, Oct. 5
8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Drop-Off Location
321 Chapanoke Road, Raleigh NC

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!

Would you like to win a $2,500 scholarship?

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