Emmanuel S. Wallace

Emmanuel S. Wallace of Shelby plans to graduate with an Associate in Applied Science in Electronics Engineering Technology and transfer to a four-year university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in engineering.

“Receiving this award is an honor and a blessing. I never would have thought, as the high school student I was, that I would receive an award like this,” said Wallace. “Coming to CCC where I could be part of smaller classes and have the opportunity to interact with instructors, as well as participating in the Student Government Association has helped me grow.”

Wallace has excelled at CCC. He is a recipient of the North Carolina Space Grant scholarship, obtained an internship with Duke Energy last summer, and is currently serving as SGA president.

Eddie Atkins, electronics engineering instructor and discipline coordinator, nominated Wallace. “Emmanuel’s determination to succeed has led him to excel in my electronics classes. Despite his busy schedule involving SGA President responsibilities and as a FIRST Robotic mentor, Emmanuel always balances his time so he can help anyone who needs assistance with their studies of electronics.”