NCC classroom named after local business leader


From left are Stella Costa, NCC Foundation Executive Director Pam Ballew, Madison Costa, NCC President Dr. Bill Carver, Anna Waters Costa, Jerome Costa, Trudi Waters, Elaine Jaber, Lou Carson, NCC Board Chairman Paul Jaber and Katy Jaber.


From Contributed Reports

Friday, October 19, 2018

The Nash Community College Foundation recently announced the naming of the William Roger Waters Classroom in the new Advanced Manufacturing building.

The classroom is named in memory of William “Roger” Waters by his wife of 30 years, Trudi Jaber Waters; daughter, Anna Waters Costa; husband, Jerome and daughters, Stella and Madison; sister, Trese Roberts and husband, Erik; and brother-in-law, Paul Jaber and wife, Elaine, and daughter, Katy.

Roger Waters graduated from Rocky Mount Senior High School and continued his education at Campbell University. He served his country as a member of the U.S. Coast Guard, and later became president and owner of Waters Brothers Contractors where he was known for his work in the community until his passing in August 2012.

Through Waters’ leadership, Waters Brothers Contractors, a family-owned business since 1921, expanded from utilizing hand-operated equipment to a state-of-the-art computer-controlled production operation with highly technical machinery to provide complete custom sheet metal fabrication.

Nash Community College opened its 16,000-square-foot Advanced Manufacturing building in July 2018 for students pursuing careers in the Advanced Manufacturing field including Electrical Systems Technology, Computer-Integrated Machining, Industrial Systems Technology and Robotics.