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FAFSA Fridays

WPCC Financial Aid Counselors provide assistance in completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Aid) when you attend any scheduled FAFSA Friday. NO appointment is necessary! WPCC’s priority deadline for submitting the FAFSA is June 1st each year. However, WPCC will continue to process FAFSA applications and award aid to students as financial aid files are completed throughout the academic year. Here is the schedule for FAFSA Fridays (all are from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. in Hildebrand Hall 127):

  • February 16
  • February 23
  • March 2
  • March 9
  • March 16
  • March 23
  • March 30
  • April 13
  • April 20
  • April 27
  • May 4

Clip art of a graduation cap and diplomaSummer 2018 Completers

If you have not applied for Summer Completion, the due date for early review is Friday, April 20, 2018.

  • Pick up graduation application in Student Services, print form from Moodle, or request one be sent to you.
  • Contact your advisor for an appointment to review the requirements of your program of study. The application must be signed by both you and your advisor.
  • All applications must be received in the Records Office in Hildebrand Hall, Room 106, on or before April 20, 2018. Documentation used by the advisor needs to be attached to the application.
  • A preliminary graduation audit will be conducted through Student Services. You will receive a letter indicating completion of hours and payment information for the business office. If you have not met all requirements, a letter will be sent to you and your advisor listing these deficiencies.
  • If your graduation audit reveals that you have completed, or are currently registered for all classes required for graduation, a $30 graduation fee will be added to your student account.  This fee will be good for the current academic year in which you applied.  If you do not complete all of the required courses within the academic year in which you applied, you will be charged an additional $30 fee upon re-application.
  • Students who do not intend to register for any outstanding courses during the early registration period should not submit a graduation application until registered or by the final deadline of Friday, June 22, 2018.
  • Reminder: There will not be a Summer Graduation Ceremony. Summer Completers will have an opportunity to participate in a future Graduation Ceremony.
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Nominations are being requested for the 2018 Excellence in Teaching Award. Please visit www.wpcc.edu/foundation/excellence-in-teaching-award/ for more information. ... See MoreSee Less

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Mike Wiley, a North Carolina-based actor & playwright whose compelling works of documentary theater yield rich and powerful journeys to milestones and turning points of a cultural history, will be at WPCC to celebrate Black History Month. He will perform, Breach of Peace, which is based on true accounts of surviving participants of the Freedom Rides as well as many other individuals involved in the early struggle for African-American equality. This solo-play is a living monument to those remarkable young men and women of various races, religions and backgrounds who rose to face the dangers of fighting for just and equal treatment for all. ... See MoreSee Less

Breach of Peace

February 28, 2018, 12:00pm - February 28, 2018, 1:00pm

Mike Wiley, a North Carolina-based actor & playwright whose compelling works of documentary theater yield rich and powerful journeys to milestones and turning points of a cultural history, will be at WPCC to celebrate Black History Month. He will perform, Breach of Peace, which is based on true accounts of surviving participants of the Freedom Rides as well as many other individuals involved in the early struggle for African-American equality. This solo-play is a living monument to those remarkable young men and women of various races, religions and backgrounds who rose to face the dangers of fighting for just and equal treatment for all.

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Join us as video footage, recently retrieved from the WPCC archives, is publicly shown for the first time in more than 30 years. Watch and remember as Allen Fullwood shares some of the history of Gaston Chapel A.M.E. Church. Howard Starks relates the story of Tamishan – son of an African Chieftain and patriarch of Burke County’s Fleming family. Hear Olga Propst describe the early arrival and daily activities of the first Africans in Burke County. Visit the Rutherford Plantation Cemetery with Sonia Shade. Re-live a conversation with Mr. Clarence Johnson, one of Burke County’s first African-American law enforcement officers. Hear comments from Emmy Award winning 60 Minutes/CBS News Correspondent, Ed Bradley, a descendant of Rev. Mose Gaston, founder of Gaston Chapel Church. These and other wonderful stories will both entertain you and enhance your knowledge of the rich history of Burke County. ... See MoreSee Less

Voices of African-American History in Burke County

February 27, 2018, 6:30pm - February 27, 2018, 8:00pm

Join us as video footage, recently retrieved from the WPCC archives, is publicly shown for the first time in more than 30 years. Watch and remember as Allen Fullwood shares some of the history of Gaston Chapel A.M.E. Church. Howard Starks relates the story of Tamishan – son of an African Chieftain and patriarch of Burke County’s Fleming family. Hear Olga Propst describe the early arrival and daily activities of the first Africans in Burke County. Visit the Rutherford Plantation Cemetery with Sonia Shade. Re-live a conversation with Mr. Clarence Johnson, one of Burke County’s first African-American law enforcement officers. Hear comments from Emmy Award winning 60 Minutes/CBS News Correspondent, Ed Bradley, a descendant of Rev. Mose Gaston, founder of Gaston Chapel Church. These and other wonderful stories will both entertain you and enhance your knowledge of the rich history of Burke County.

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Don't forget to register for the Color Fun Run coming up on April 27th! You can find the registration form by visiting www.wpcc.edu/color-fun-run/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Tomorrow is our free concert in Leviton by the Tesla Quartet! ... See MoreSee Less

Tesla Quartet - Free Concert

February 20, 2018, 11:00am - February 20, 2018, 12:00pm

The Western Piedmont Symphony's Resident Quartet, Tesla Quartet will be performing a free concert at WPCC. Concert will be held in Leviton Auditorium in Moore Hall.

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In honor of Black History Month, WPCC is presenting several programs on campus. WPCC welcomes Dr. Helen Philips Hall to present “My Story: This is how it Was”. Dr. Hall is a retired K-12 educator who served as the first African-American Superintendent of the Caldwell County Schools. In her recently released book, Dr. Hall takes the reader through times, places, and experiences all her own that have added breadth and meaning to who she has become. ... See MoreSee Less

My Story: This is how it Was

February 22, 2018, 11:00am - February 22, 2018, 12:00pm

In honor of Black History Month, WPCC is presenting several programs on campus. WPCC welcomes Dr. Helen Philips Hall to present “My Story: This is how it Was”. Dr. Hall is a retired K-12 educator who served as the first African-American Superintendent of the Caldwell County Schools. In her recently released book, Dr. Hall takes the reader through times, places, and experiences all her own that have added breadth and meaning to who she has become.

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Western Piedmont Community College shared Goodwill Industries of Northwest NC's photo. ... See MoreSee Less

Western Piedmont Community College students can learn about resources for veterans on Monday, Feb. 26.

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Race will be held at the Western Piedmont Community College Mountain Bike Trail (Entrance at Richardson Complex: 200 East College Drive, Morganton, NC 28655)

Check-In 2:00-3:35, Race Begins 3:45, Pelican's Snoballs & party to follow

Entry Fee: Adult $15
Child (12 and under) $10
Group/Family (3-5 members) $50
Check or Cash Accepted
Please turn in fees and donations to WPCC Business Office by April 13th, or to the check-in table on race day
All Proceeds go to Burke County Hospice and Palliative Care

To request a registration form please email Jessica Caudill at jcaudill@wpcc.edu or stop by Student Services in Hildebrand Hall on WPCC’s Main Campus

Please Email Registration Form to
Jessica Caudill at jcaudill@wpcc.edu or in person to the WPCC Business Office by April 13th 2018

Need More Information? Call Jessica Caudill at 828-448-3174
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Color Fun Run Fundraiser: Burke Co. Hospice & Palliative Care

April 27, 2018, 2:00pm - April 27, 2018, 5:00pm

Race will be held at the Western Piedmont Community College Mountain Bike Trail (Entrance at Richardson Complex: 200 East College Drive, Morganton, NC 28655) Check-In 2:00-3:35, Race Begins 3:45, Pelican's Snoballs & party to follow Entry Fee: Adult $15 Child (12 and under) $10 Group/Family (3-5 members) $50 Check or Cash Accepted Please turn in fees and donations to WPCC Business Office by April 13th, or to the check-in table on race day All Proceeds go to Burke County Hospice and Palliative Care To request a registration form please email Jessica Caudill at jcaudill@wpcc.edu or stop by Student Services in Hildebrand Hall on WPCC’s Main Campus Please Email Registration Form to Jessica Caudill at jcaudill@wpcc.edu or in person to the WPCC Business Office by April 13th 2018 Need More Information? Call Jessica Caudill at 828-448-3174

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The Western Piedmont Symphony's Resident Quartet, Tesla Quartet will be performing a free concert at WPCC. Concert will be held in Leviton Auditorium in Moore Hall. ... See MoreSee Less

Tesla Quartet - Free Concert

February 20, 2018, 11:00am - February 20, 2018, 12:00pm

The Western Piedmont Symphony's Resident Quartet, Tesla Quartet will be performing a free concert at WPCC. Concert will be held in Leviton Auditorium in Moore Hall.

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