Thursday 18 Apr 2019

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Cooke Appointed WCC Trustee

Kay Cooke of Goldsboro has joined the Wayne Community College Board of Trustees.

Cooke brings a familiarity with the college, particularly the work of the Foundation of Wayne Community College, to the board. She served as a member of the Foundation board for seven years and director of its Arts and Humanities program from 2015 until joining the trustees.

“My goal as a new member of the Board of Trustees is to work to support the mission of Wayne Community College, which has been instrumental in making significant educational and economic contributions to our community,” Cooke said. “It is the board’s responsibility to promote the policies that advance the good work being done by Wayne Community College.”

She was a career history teacher, working at Wayne Country Day School and high schools in Durham, North Carolina; California; and Georgia.

As a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Cooke has been a vestry member and served on the Community Soup Kitchen Board for more 10 years. She is currently part of the Outreach Committee and is involved in the Carver Heights Backpack Project.

Cooke was appointed to the Board of Trustees by Gov. Roy Cooper.

Wayne Community College Executive Assistant Shelbra Jackson (far right) administers the oath of office to Kay Cooke (far left), Wayne Community College’s newest trustee, while President Thomas A. Walker Jr. (second from left) holds the Bible and Board of Trustees Chair David Jackson (second from right) witnesses the ceremony.

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