Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Wilson Community College is proud to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 – October 15.


Roberto Clemente

Born in Puerto Rico, one of the first Latin baseball stars



Lin-Manuel Miranda

American songwriter, actor, filmmaker and playwright



Celia Cruz

“Queen of Salsa” – one of the most famous Latin artists of the 20th century



Frida Kahlo

Mexican painter known for her self-portraits



Ellen Ochoa, American astronaut and first Hispanic woman to go to space, National Hispanic Heritage Month, Wilson Community CollegeEllen Ochoa

American astronaut and first Hispanic woman to go to space



Check back throughout the month for more resources and events.

Winter Semester Starts November 27, 2023

Are you looking for an opportunity to earn course credit over the winter break? If so, Wilson Community College is here for you.

A Winter semester with 5-week online courses will run from November 27, 2023 – January 2, 2024.

Contact Admissions for more information.

Important Dates

  • Early Registration
    August 9-11, Wed-Thur 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Fri 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    August 14-16, Mon-Wed 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Payment is due by 2:00 p.m. on November 20, 2023.
  • Registration
    November 1-20, Mon-Thur 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Fri 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Payment is due by 2:00 p.m. on November 20, 2023.
  • Late Registration/Schedule Adjustment
    November 27-28, Mon-Tue 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Payment is due by 4:00 p.m. on November 28, 2023.
  • Classes start November 27, 2023.

Courses Offered

Course Section Course Title Instructor
ACA-111-MMNT1 College Student Success Stephanie Winstead
ACA-122-MMNT1 College Transfer Success Tammy Summerlin
ACC-121-MMNT1 Principles of Managerial Accounting Stephanie Meadows
ART-111-MMNT1 Art Appreciation Angela Waller
BIO-168-MMNT1 Anatomy and Physiology I Mickey Adams
BIO-169-MMNT1 Anatomy and Physiology II Lee Anne Daughtry
BIO-275-MMNT1 Microbiology Leslie Harrell
BUS-110-MMNT1 Introduction to Business Alan Leonard
CHM-152-MMNT1 General Chemistry II Stephanie Winstead
CIS-110-MMNT1 Introduction to Computers Kendra Faulkner
COM-231-MMNT1 Public Speaking Rachel Stephens
ECO-251-MMNT1 Principles of Microeconomics Alan Leonard
EDU-144-MMNT1 Child Development I Laura Smith
ENG-111-MMNT1 Writing and Inquiry Paige Bullock
HIS-131-MMNT1 American History I Jeff Wilhelm
HUM-115-MMNT1 Critical Thinking Tom Riley
MAT-143-MMNT1 Quantitative Literacy Christie Wuebbles
MAT-152-MMNT1 Statistical Methods I Travis Flewelling
MAT-171-MMNT1 Precalculus Algebra Angelina Knies
MUS-110-MMNT1 Music Appreciation Sandy Pittman
PED-110-MMNT1 Fit and Well for Life Joanna Stegall
PSY-150-MMNT1 General Psychology Rebecca Wilson
PSY-241-MMNT1 Developmental Psychology Belinda McFerren
SPA-111-MMNT1 Elementary Spanish I Stephanie Wallace
SPA-112-MMNT1 Elementary Spanish II Luis Benavent
SPA-211-MMNT1 Intermediate Spanish I Cynthia Caicedo

The College reserves the right to cancel classes with low enrollment.

How To Enroll

Visit the Special Credit Enrollment page to enroll and register.

For more information contact:

Tuition and Fees

For information on Tuition and Fees visit the Tuition and Fees page on our website. *This does not include the cost of textbooks.

Since most students taking Winter semester courses will be classified as special credit (non-degree seeking), financial aid may not apply. Students should be prepared to pay out-of-pocket, see payment due dates above.

For students who receive financial aid, Winter semester courses are included in measuring Satisfactory Academic Progress, even if financial aid is not used to cover the cost of tuition and fees.

Getting Started in your Online Class

Student Login Information

  • You can access all technology services through the links at the top of the WCC website.
  • Students taking online courses access their course materials through Moodle.
    • Username – firstname initial, lastname initial, last four digits of WCC Student ID number.
    • Moodle Username Example: jd3456
    • Email (Office 365) Username Example: jd3456@my.wilsoncc.edu
    • Default Password – uppercase first letter of lastname, lowercase second letter of last name, 6-digit birthdate.
    • Default Password Example: Do052478
  • Your WCC Student ID can be found on your registration form, schedule, or Student ID card.

Technology Support Services

  • Password Resets: You can reset your password at the Password Reset Portal.
  • On-Campus Support (M-Th 8-5): support@wilsoncc.edu or 252-246-1224 or stop by room A106.
  • After Hours Support (24 Hrs): 1-866-827-5730.

Moodle and Online Learning

  • Moodle is where students login to access coursework and complete course evaluations for curriculum courses.
  • Internet access is required for all curriculum courses.
  • Courses will be available in Moodle on the first day of the term, November 27, 2023.
  • Enrollment Verification – All students taking online courses must login to Moodle and complete an enrollment quiz in each online course by the census date  (November 29, 2023) in order to verify enrollment and remain in the course. Failure to complete the enrollment quiz in Moodle by the census date in each online course will result in being dropped from the course.
  • Moodle 101 Student Training is recommended for all students to become familiar with how to navigate and submit activities through Moodle. Go to https://moodle.wilsoncc.edu, login, and click the Moodle 101 Student Training.


Celebrating Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Wilson Community College is proud to celebrate Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month during the month of May.

Check back throughout the month for more facts and events.

Interesting Facts

Material Scientist Peter Tsai PhD invented the N95 mask filter in the 1990s, it was originally intended for industrial use. Dr. Tsai patented the creation in 1995, and a year later the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) discovered that the N95 could also block viruses and bacteria. This revelation encouraged its use in healthcare settings, and it has proven to be indispensable during the COVID-19 pandemic, where it continues to save lives.

In 1994, Ajay Bhatt and his team created Universal Series Bus (USB) technology, allowing users to connect different components to computers without extra hassle. The USB hub serves as a “translator” for various devices, making it easier for computers to understand different commands.


Ke Huy QuanKe Huy Quan

Quan is a Vietnamese born Chinese-American actor who recently won an Academy Award for best supporting actor for his critically acclaimed role in “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”



Michelle KwanMichelle Kwan

Kwan is a retired figure skater and a two-time Olympic medalist. She is a diplomat now and serves as the United States Ambassador to Belize.




George TakeiGeorge Takei

Takei is an American actor, author and activist known for his role in the television series Star Trek. He has won awards and accolades for his work on human rights and Japan–United States relations.



Patsy Matsu MinkPatsy Matsu Mink

Mink was a lawyer and the first Japanese-American woman elected to Congress. She is known for her work on legislation for women’s rights.


Presidential Candidate Forums

WCC SealThe Trustees of Wilson Community College hosted Presidential Candidate Forums February 20-23, 2023 in DelMastro Auditorium. Thank you to our faculty, staff, students, and community for your participation in the Presidential Candidate tours and forums. Your assistance in the search for the next leader of Wilson Community College is important and appreciated.

Candidate Forums

Monday, February 20, at 1:15 p.m. – Dr. Camille Reese

Tuesday, February 21, at 1:15 p.m. – Dr. Jami Woods
Presidential Candidate Forum Presentation – Dr. Jami Woods

Wednesday, February 22, at 1:15 p.m. – Dr. James W. Kelley

Thursday, February 23, at 1:15 p.m. – Dr. William C. Cathcart

Candidate Bios

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Dr. Camille N. Reese

Dr. Camille Reese currently serves as the Vice President for Instruction and Chief Academic Officer at Johnston Community College in Smithfield, NC. She has over 25 years of experience in higher education, both in the University of North Carolina System and the North Carolina Community College System. Prior to her current role, Dr. Reese spent 19 years at Mitchell Community College, in Statesville, where she served in many roles, Director of Nursing and Allied Health, Dean of Health Sciences and Public Service Technologies, and 10 years as the Vice President for Instruction, Chief Academic Officer, and SACSCOC Liaison.

A native of Winston-Salem, Dr. Camille Reese is the product of the North Carolina Community College System. She completed the Practical Nurse Program at Forsyth Technical Community College. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Winston Salem State University, and both a Master of Science in Nursing Education and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Dr. Reese has been actively involved in a variety of professional and civic organizations.  She has served on boards, including the Rotary Club of Statesville, Davis Regional Medical Center, the Boy’s and Girl’s Club of the Piedmont, and the United Way of Iredell County.

Dr. Reese is married, has two grown children and three grandchildren.  She enjoys cooking, baking, and canning. She is a “history buff” and an avid reader. Four years ago, she achieved one of her personal goals to become a certified beekeeper. She has two bee hives and has been fortunate to reap the benefits of the hard work of her honeybees.

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Dr. Jami Woods

Dr. Jami Woods is the Vice President of Instruction and Student Services at Roanoke-Chowan Community College in Ahoskie, NC.  Prior to her current role, Dr. Woods was the VP of Instruction from 2009 to 2021 at Surry Community College in Dobson, NC, with oversight for Student Services added to her responsibilities in 2015. She holds a BA in English from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, an MA in English from Appalachian State University, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in adult and higher education from the University of North Carolina Greensboro.

Dr. Woods began teaching as an adjunct in the community college system in 1995, and she began teaching full-time in 1998.  Her first administrative role was as a developmental chairperson in 2000.  She went on to serve as Dean of Arts and Sciences in 2003; and in 2007, she was appointed Chief Academic Officer.  Dr. Woods’ educational experience expanded in 2015 to include oversight for Student Services.  She has served as an accreditation liaison for over ten years, and she is also president of the North Carolina Association of Community College Instructional Administrators group.

Dr. Woods’ educational interests are developmental education; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and critical thinking.  Her personal interests are reading, walking, and spending time with her friends and family, particularly on the NC coast.

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Dr. James “J.W.” Kelley

Dr. James “J.W.” Kelley currently serves as the Associate Vice President for Student Services at the North Carolina Community College System Office in Raleigh, NC. Prior to his current role, he served as the Vice President of Student Services at Randolph Community College, as well as a counselor, Director of Admissions, and Division Chair for Humanities and Social Sciences at Fayetteville Technical Community College. He has also taught at many NC community colleges and private universities/colleges.  Dr. Kelley served in the U.S. Army and supported the deployment of units during Operation Just Cause; further, he deployed during Operation Desert Shield/Storm.

Dr. Kelley earned an Education Doctorate in the Management of Programs for Children, Youth, and Families from Nova Southeastern University, a Master of Arts in Counseling from Cincinnati Bible College, and a Bachelor of Arts from Johnson Bible College. He was the 2010 North Carolina Community College System Staff Member of the Year. He has provided keynote addresses in a variety of venues for students, faculty, and staff and has presented conference workshops on topics ranging from Leadership Development to Student Success Initiatives.  An example of his published work is “Service: The Heart of Community College Leadership” (2008) College & University Journal, 83, 4, 37-39.

Born in Kentucky, JW grew-up in rural communities in the southeast. He is married and has two sons, one a high school senior and the other a sophomore at NCSU. He enjoys 5k and 10k races, hiking, Marvel movies, and volunteering at church and Habitat for Humanity.

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Dr. William (Chris) Cathcart

Dr. William (Chris) Cathcart serves as the Vice President of Student Affairs at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC. He began his journey with Central Piedmont in August 2020. He works with faculty, staff, and administration to create success stories for all students – past, present, and future. Prior to his current role, Dr. Cathcart served as the Vice-Chancellor of Student Success for Ivy Tech Community College Northeast in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Dr. Cathcart holds an Ed.D. in community college leadership and a master’s degree in adult and community education from Ball State University, an MBA in strategy and finance from Vanderbilt University, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Morehouse College.  His past work in community leadership includes serving on the AWS Foundation board, an organization committed to supporting opportunities for the special needs community.  He also served as the co-chair for Fort Wayne United, which seeks to increase chances for men and boys of color to feel valued and appreciated as productive members of the Fort Wayne community.

Dr. Cathcart currently resides in his hometown of Charlotte, and enjoys spending time with his two sons, Ronald and Mason.


Celebrating Black History Month – February 2023

Black History Month

Wilson Community College is proud to celebrate Black History Month during the month of February.

Check back throughout the month for more facts and events.

Interesting Facts

  • The celebration of Black History Month began as “Negro History Week,” which was created in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, a noted African American historian, scholar, educator and publisher. It became a month-long celebration in 1976.  Read more about how this observance began.
  • The Greensboro sit-in was an act of nonviolent protest against a segregated lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, that began on February 1, 1960. The sit-in was organized by Ezell Blair, Jr. (later Jibreel Khazan), Franklin McCain, Joseph McNeil, and David Richmond—all African Americans and all students at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro. Its success led to a wider sit-in movement, organized primarily by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), that spread throughout the South. Read more about the Greensboro sit-in.
  • Dr. Mae Jemison became the first African-American woman to go to space, boarding the space shuttle Endeavour in 1992. Read more about Dr. Mae Jemison.
  • Garrett Morgan invented the 3-position traffic signal in 1922. Though Morgan’s was not the first traffic signal, it was an important innovation nonetheless, as it had a third position besides just “Stop” and “Go,” allowing it to regulate crossing vehicles more safely than earlier signals. Read more about Garrett Morgan.
  • George Crum, a chef and restaurateur is said to have unintentionally created the potato chip during the summer of 1853. They were made in response to a customer who sent back their fried potatoes after complaining they were too thick. The crisps were an instant hit and are arguably one of the best snacks worldwide. Read more on George Crum.


Addison N. Scurlock American photographer and businessman who was prominent in the early and mid-20th century for photographing the black elite in Washington, D.C.     Mary Church Terrell Renowned educator and speaker who campaigned fearlessly for women’s suffrage and social equality of African Americans.

Hattie McDaniel The first African American performer to win an Academy Award - the film industry’s highest honor - for her role in Gone with the Wind.    Robert Johnson He became the first African American billionaire when he sold Black Entertainment Television (BET), the cable station he founded, in 2001.


The A. Dwight Johnson Learning Resource Center has a variety of print books showcasing Black History Month. Visit the Library today to check out one of our titles.

Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month

Wilson Community College is proud to celebrate Native American Heritage Month during the month of November.

Check back throughout the month for more facts.

Library Resources

The A. Dwight Johnson Learning Resource Center has a variety of resources showcasing Native American Heritage Month. Visit the Library to check out one of our titles, or peruse the digital resources at the link below.

Interesting Facts

  • In mid-October 1976, President Gerald R. Ford proclaimed the first national, week-long observance for American Indians: “Native American Awareness Week.” Read more about how this observance began.
  • The first year of dedicating November as “National American Indian Heritage Month” was in 1990, proclaimed by President George H.W. Bush, and has continued each year under subsequent presidents. Read more about Native American Heritage Month.
  • There were 99,541 American Indians located in the state of North Carolina when the 2000 US Census was conducted.  North Carolina is home to the largest population of American Indians east of the Mississippi River. FAQs about American Indians.
  • There are eight (8) state-recognized tribes located in North Carolina: the Coharie, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the Haliwa-Saponi, the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, the Meherrin, the Sappony, the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation and the Waccamaw Siouan. The Eastern Band of Cherokee is fully recognized by the federal government. The Lumbee tribe has partial federal recognition as a result of the Lumbee Act of 1956. FAQs about American Indians.

PTK Week of Service

“Those who can do, do. Those who can do more, volunteer.” – Author Unknown

The WCC Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society is hosting a week of service.

Not able to attend? Donate to help with PTK Scholarships.

Sign up to let us know when you can help out!

Monday, Sept. 19, 2022

  • Drop off men’s body wash and body spray (no aerosol cans) at the WCC Bookstore, to be donated to Longleaf Neuro-Medical Center.

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022

  • Read a book to elementary students at Sallie B. Howard at 9:00 a.m. Contact cburks@sallieb.net to sign up.

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022

  • Street Clean-up at 108 N. Pender Street at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022

  • Volunteer at the Community Soup Kitchen from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 23, 2022

  • Play Bingo at Wilson Pines Nursing and Rehab, 403 Crestview Ave. SW, at 2:00 p.m. (masks required)


QEP Survey

Attention Students!

Wilson Community College wants you to help select the topic for our Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). The QEP is a five-year institutional plan that the College must implement to increase and enhance student learning and success.

To implement the best plan for success, we need to hear from YOU! To vote for your favorite topic, please log in to your Moodle course and complete the QEP Topic Selection survey no later than September 23. Students should only complete the survey once. By participating in the survey, students are eligible to receive college gear, including t-shirts, koozies, and sunglasses.

Once you’ve completed the survey, take a screenshot of the confirmation page to show to our Foundation staff in room C-107.

Pride Month – June 2023

Pride Month 2023

June is Pride Month!

Check back throughout the month for more facts and information.

Terms and Facts

  • LGBTQ+ | An acronym for “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer” with a “+” sign to recognize the limitless sexual orientations and gender identities used by members of this community.
  • Gay | A person who is emotionally, romantically or sexually attracted to members of the same gender. Men, women and non-binary people may use this term to describe themselves.
  • Non-binary | An adjective describing a person who does not identify exclusively as a man or a woman. Non-binary people may identify as being both a man and a woman, somewhere in between, or as falling completely outside these categories. While many also identify as transgender, not all non-binary people do. Non-binary can also be used as an umbrella term encompassing identities such as agender, bigender, genderqueer or gender-fluid.
  • Gender expression | External appearance of one’s gender identity, usually expressed through behavior, clothing, body characteristics or voice, and which may or may not conform to socially defined behaviors and characteristics typically associated with being either masculine or feminine.
  • Coming Out | The process in which a person first acknowledges, accepts and appreciates their sexual orientation or gender identity and begins to share that with others.

Terms are from Human Rights Campaign Glossary of Terms.

  • In 1978, Harvey Milk asked his friend Gilbert Baker to make a symbol that would represent gay pride. Using the US flag as inspiration, Baker hand-sewed a rainbow flag. The rainbow pride flag was first flown in San Francisco on June 25, 1978, for Gay Pride Day. Read more about how the rainbow flag came to be.
  • Alan Turing was a mathematician who is often credited with creating the foundation of artificial intelligence and computer science. He also played a major role in World War II, helping break several German codes. Read more about Alan Turing.
  • Billie Jean King is one of the most famous names in professional tennis. She earned 39 Grand Slam titles from 1966 to 1975. She also beat Bobby Riggs in the famous “Battle of the Sexes” match. Read more about Billie Jean King.
  • RuPaul got his start in the ’90s in the music industry, releasing his hit single “Supermodel (You Better Work).” At the same time, he appeared in a number of films as his drag persona, including “Crooklyn,” “The Brady Bunch Movie,” and “Blue in the Face.”. In 2009, he started a drag queen competition show titled “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” and it quickly became a hit among the LGBTQ community. Read more about RuPaul.
  • Although most people associate the March on Washington with Martin Luther King, Jr., Bayard Rustin is the person who actually organized the massive event. In fact, Rustin is the one who taught Dr. King about Gandhi’s belief in non-violence and civil disobedience. Read more about Bayard Rustin.

Women’s History Month – March 2023

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Wilson Community College is proud to celebrate Women’s History Month during the month of March.

*Check back throughout the month of March for updates.


  • Documentary Showing of “First Ladies Throughout History | Biography
    Thursday 3/30/23 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Enjoy reading about these brave and innovative women in our history.

  • Alice Paul “A vocal leader of the twentieth century women’s suffrage movement, Alice Paul advocated for and helped secure passage of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, granting women the right to vote.” Read more about Alice Paul.
  • Katherine Johnson “studied how to use geometry for space travel. She figured out the paths for the spacecraft to orbit (go around) Earth and to land on the Moon. NASA used Katherine’s math, and it worked! NASA sent astronauts into orbit around Earth. Later, her math helped send astronauts to the Moon and back. NASA could not have done these things without Katherine Johnson and her love for math!” Read more about Katherine Johnson.
  • March 8 is International Women’s Day. Women across the world use this day to come together to celebrate and rally for equal treatment and representation. The predecessor of International Women’s Day, previously known as National Women’s Day, was first observed in the United States on February 28, 1909, at the suggestion of activist Theresa Malkiel. In 1921, International Women’s Day was moved to March 8. Read more about International Women’s Day.
  • Mary Anderson was granted a patent for the windshield wiper in 1903. It would become a standard requirement for cars in 1916. Women have invented many things including industrial lathes, white out, bras, non-reflective glass, the dishwasher, disposable diapers, petroleum refining methods, etc. Read more about Mary Anderson.
  • Antoinette Brown Blackwell made history as the first woman to be ordained a minister of a recognized denomination in the United States. She began to speak at meetings of the Congregational church to which she belonged at an early age and pursued her future as a minister. Read more about Antoinette Brown Blackwell.

Dr. Carla Hayden - American librarian and the 14th Librarian of Congress. Appointed 2016, Hayden is both the first African American and first woman to hold this post.    Jacqueline Cochran - American pilot who pioneered women's aviation as a prominent racing pilot. She set numerous records and was the first woman to break the sound barrier in 1953.

Virginia S. Coleman - American chemist who made contributions to the US atomic weapons program during WWII. She was a chemist during the Manhattan Project.    Ella Jane Fitzgerald - dubbed "Queen of Jazz", she was the most popular female jazz singer in the US for more than half a century. She won 13 Grammy awards and sold over 40 million albums.

Print Books

The A. Dwight Johnson Learning Resource Center has a variety of print books, eBooks, articles, databases, and government resources showcasing Women’s History Month. Visit the Library today to check out one of our titles or view the electronic resources (electronic resources only available to current students and employees).


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