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April 17, 2024 4:35 am

Wayne Community College student earns academic excellence award

GOLDSBORO – Wayne Community College student Gracie Hinnant is the recipient of a 2024 North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) Academic Excellence Award.

Hinnant, a resident of Goldsboro, is in her second year in the College’s Office Administration program. She is a member of WCC’s Upsilon Chi chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society and currently works as a legal assistant at Everett, Womble & Lawrence, LLP in Goldsboro.

“As the name of this award states, Gracie is an excellent student,” said LaRose Brock, department chair of Medical Office Administration and Office Administration. “She has earned three certificates in the Office Administration programs and will complete another certificate in May. She has maintained a 4.0 GPA all while working full time. Gracie highly deserves this award.”

The NCCCS award is designed to honor a student at each of the 58 constituent community colleges who has set the highest possible goals and attained the pinnacle of academic success. It is the highest academic honor the System bestows on its students.

Hinnant will be presented with a plaque at WCC’s Student Recognition Ceremony next month.

Also honored will be award finalists Harley Hamrick, a Medical Office Administration student from Seven Springs; Christopher Hyde, a Business Administration student from Goldsboro; and Veronica McCotter, a Human Services Technology student from Snow Hill.