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October 29th, 2010





Business Leaders, Industry Professionals Touted as College's "Secret Weapon"

RALEIGH, N.C. (October 26, 2010) - "You are our experts!" Those were the words of Wake Tech President Dr. Stephen Scott tonight at Wake Tech's annual dinner honoring the College's 63 advisory committees. More than 350 professionals from the community serve on these committees, which support Wake Tech by helping to shape programs and ensure the relevance of course content and instruction. Dr. Scott thanked committee members for their commitment to Wake Tech and lauded them for the wealth of expertise they contribute, saying, "You are our secret weapon."


The Simulation and Game Development Advisory Committee was singled out for distinction as the Advisory Committee of the Year for its especially strong program support. The committee includes Dana Cowley (Epic Games), Samuel Field and Richard Kristof (RTI), Jerry Heneghan (Virtual Heroes), Alexander Macris (Themis Group), Amar Patel (WakeMed Health and Hospitals), and Michael Young (NC State University).

Four other committees were recognized as Outstanding: Culinary Arts, Heavy Equipment, Plus 50 and Radiography. A new advisory committee announced at the dinner, Job Placement and Cooperative Education, will advise Wake Tech on industry trends and help match students and alumni with potential career opportunities. All Advisory Committee members received a copy of "A History of Wake Technical Community College," written by retired WTCC Vice President Dr. Robert Ireland.

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