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Wesleyan prepares to welcome students

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BY AMELIA HARPER
Staff Writer

Monday, August 19, 2019

N.C. Wesleyan College is already welcoming residential students back on campus in preparation for the start of a new academic year.

“We are excited and ready to welcome returning students and the Class of 2023,” said Crystal Hill, director of marketing and communications for the college.

Students involved in any of the college’s many sports programs have already checked into their dorms and other housing options available to students. New residential students will arrive on Friday and returning students will check into housing next Monday.

This year, the campus housing options include three campus dormitories for men, three dorms for women and three co-ed dorms, which are divided by gender within the building. In addition, some students have the option to live in the Wesleyan Inn, which is located two miles from campus on U.S. 301.

A new housing option for some students this year is the Villas at Wesleyan Townhome Community located off Bishop Road across from the campus softball field. According to information provided by Wesleyan College, “each of these eight attractive town homes offers increased privacy and modern finishings in over 1,500 square feet that accommodates five students of the same sex.”

Students staying in a double room in the town homes will pay $3,000 per semester and students housed in a single room will pay $3,350 per semester. Students staying in the town homes also are required to purchase a campus residential meal plan that runs between $2,900 and $3,100 per semester.

N.C. Wesleyan College also has hired Randi Mogul as assistant director of residence life for Edgecombe and Petteway Halls and recently promoted Steve Burrell to the position of interim director of residence life.

Burrell will provide direct supervision to live-in professional staff members, Janet Morrison and Randi Mogul. He will also continue to oversee Nash Hall and The Wesleyan Inn, according to a press release from the college.

“I couldn’t be more excited about the future of residence life here at Wesleyan, especially with the addition of Randi’s depth of experience and the opportunity for Steve to further apply his leadership abilities,” said Jessie Langley, associate dean of students for campus life at Wesleyan.

In accepting his advanced responsibilities, Burrell is now the main point of contact for residence life and housing-related matters. Burrell will continue to reside in Nash Hall with his wife Amy and two sons, Alex and Luke, the press release said.

Mogul joined Wesleyan in mid-July and will be supervising the resident assistants and students in Edgecombe and Petteway Halls. While living full-time in Petteway Hall, Mogul will work to build a strong sense of community that supports each student’s growth and educational and co-curricular goals. She also will oversee various building operation processes such as issuing keys, health and safety inspections and work order submissions. In addition, Mogul will lead departmental student-staff recruitment and training initiatives, as well as recognition programs, the release said.

Campus activities at Wesleyan will officially kick off this year on Aug. 27 with the annual Rock the Mount event. Fall semester classes will begin on Aug. 28.

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