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FAYETTEVILLE, NC – January 20, 2017 – Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) announced today that the FTCC Board of Trustees voted unanimously to rename the Horticulture Educational Center as the Wesley A. Meredith Horticulture Educational Center. Wesley Meredith is a Republican third-term Senator of the North Carolina General Assembly representing the state’s nineteenth Senatorial District which includes Cumberland County.

“Wesley Meredith’s course of life underscores the relevance of community colleges in North Carolina,” said FTCC President Dr. Larry Keen. “Wesley graduated from Fayetteville Tech, spent time honorably serving his country through the US Army, and later established his own small business. The tenacity and courage he gained from having grown up on a farm has helped him navigate for over twenty years the peaks and valleys of owning a business, and he is now a successful NC General Contractor and Landscape Contractor. His service to his community, our state, and to FTCC is admirable and serves as his way of giving back to those who helped him chart out his journey of life. The renaming of the Horticulture Educational Center to reflect the name of Wesley A. Meredith is a fitting tribute to one who actively engages in support of education in general and more specifically in support of the pathway of North Carolina’s community colleges in achieving success.”

A ceremony to acknowledge the renaming of the Horticulture Educational Center will be held at a later date.

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