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Days for Wesleyan yield record-breaking results

Days for Wesleyan fund raising efforts yield record-breaking results

ROCKY MOUNT, NC:  NC Wesleyan College has announced the final results of the recent Days for Wesleyan (DFW) annual fund raising effort.  College officials were very pleased with the final tally of this initiative that celebrated 30 years of community support.

“I am delighted to report a total of more than $130,000 was received from over 250 generous donors,” said President James Gray.  “This amount exceeds last year’s total by more than $40,000!” He said, “This money will go toward academic program enhancements, campus improvements, and scholarship for students.”

Gray credited the outstanding work of the 80 community volunteers who solicited the funds in the Rocky Mount area with support from the NCWC Advancement Office staff.  “This year’s fundraising effort was dedicated to the memory of former Mayor Fred Turnage, who was a great friend and long-time supporter of the college,” said Gray.  “It was an honor to have his involvement on our campus and we are glad to have had so many people join together in showing respect for his legacy.”

Chair of the anniversary initiative, Mike Hancock was equally pleased with the results of the effort to generate contributions and pledges of support for the college.  Hancock is the Executive VP of Boddie Noell Enterprise and also, has been a long-time supporter of Wesleyan.

“I was honored to be a part of the 2011 Days for Wesleyan and this year’s team of enthusiastic volunteers,” Hancock said.  “The college is very important to the development of an educated workforce that will encourage economic growth in our region.  I am glad our business leaders and others realize the value of the college and have stepped up to provide financial support needed for the great young people and initiatives on the NCWC campus.”

NC Wesleyan College has approximately 1400 students in a diverse student body that includes individuals from Eastern NC, as well as many from other states and foreign countries   Traditional college students are enrolled in one of the 22 majors offered in the 4-year liberal arts degree program as residential or commuting students to the Rocky Mount campus.

In addition, NCWC has a significant number of adults enrolled in the rapidly growing Aspire program designed specifically to meet the needs of working adults who want to pursue a college degree.  Adult programs are offered in Goldsboro, Research Triangle, Rocky Mount, and beginning in January 2012 at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington.

Businesses and individuals interested in joining efforts to support NC Wesleyan College or those seeking information about enrollment should visit the college website at or call 252-985-5100.