Jammie Wacenske

Nash Community College graduate Jammie Wacenske is headed to law school.

Since she was five years old, Wacenske, of Nashville, N.C., has wanted to be a lawyer. And this fall, she will begin making that dream a reality.

After graduating from Nash Central High School, she enrolled at Nash Community College because of its affordability and proximity to her home.

While attending Nash Community College, she was nominated by administrators to participate in the North Carolina Community College System Student Leadership Institute. The Student Leadership Institute consists of a week-long summer session and two weekend mini-sessions to provide leadership training to 30 student leaders at community colleges.

"We are proud to partner with North Carolina Wesleyan College for the 2+ program providing local educational opportunities to students like Jammie," Carver said. "Jammie is well on her way to a bright future because of her hard work and determination."

She was actively involved as parliamentarian for Nash Community College's Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, a non-profit, educational, honor and service organization recognizing and encouraging excellence in education, and promoting the development of leadership ability and character through service projects. She also served as the Math and Science Club's president and secretary.

"Jammie Wacenske personifies Nash Community College's mission of providing an affordable educational environment which prepares students for college transfer and rewarding careers. Through high quality instruction, technology, workforce development, and community partnerships, Nash Community College provides lifelong learning opportunities to individuals, communities, and organizations," NCC President Bill Carver said.

In the spring of 2010, Wacenske graduated from Nash Community College with an Associate in Arts Degree and transferred to North Carolina Wesleyan College through the 2 + Wesleyan program, a grant program allowing Nash Community College graduates to transfer to North Carolina Wesleyan College as full-time students.

At North Carolina Wesleyan College, Wacenske was inducted into the national political science honor society, Pi Sigma Alpha, the only political science and government honor society for college students in the United States. She served as treasurer of the Students for Political Action. She graduated from North Carolina Wesleyan College in May 2012.

In August, she will continue her education at the North Carolina Central University School of Law in Durham. She aspires to be a criminal lawyer and eventually study family law.