HollyAnn Nye Rogers

Director of Grants Development, WTCC

HollyAnn Nye Rogers is the Director of Grants Development at Wake Technical Community College where she recently supported the Simulation and Game Development faculty in securing a $422,428 National Science Foundation grant. She has more than 14 years of experience seeking and managing federal, state, foundation, and corporate grants, but virtually none in the world of games or game development (beyond a few rounds of Pac-Man and Galaga in the dark corners of college bars in the eighties).

HollyAnn has a Bachelor of Arts from North Carolina State University and a Master of Nonprofit Management from Regis University and is currently pursuing a graduate certificate in Diversity and Equity in Education from the University of Illinois. When not securing grant funding for the college, HollyAnn is a mixed media artist, a mutt momma and rescue volunteer, and the wife of a guy who has made her heart race for more than thirty years.


Presenters: HollyAnn Nye Rogers, Cindy Foster

Join HollyAnn and Cindy to learn how a dedicated team of grant professionals and community college faculty members blended their vastly different skill sets and knowledge to craft a grant proposal that resulted in a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (NSF ATE) award that is expanding Wake Tech’s Simulation and Game Development Associate of Applied Science degree program.

The goals of “Developing Certificates in Technical Art & Photogrammetry and Technical Animation” (DCTAPTA) are to develop two new certificates and four new courses, outfit a lab with highly specialized equipment, provide externships and internships for faculty and students, as well as increase diversity in the exciting and evolving field of game development. Join us for this (hopefully) entertaining presentation of their journey using GIFs and Memes…and possibly a cartoon or two.