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Deborah S. Hart Named 2014 Alumnus of Year

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Morganton, NC – Each year, Western Piedmont Foundation recognizes an Alumnus who has given unselfishly of his or her time and talents to advance the mission and goals of Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) and the local community.Deborah S. Hart, (center) recently received the College’s 2014 Alumnus of the Year award from Ron Martin, Trustee […]

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Austin Golding: Future Educator and Role Model

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Morganton, NC—To look at this handsome young graduate, you’d never guess that his childhood had its share of challenges. Austin Golding, who received his Associate in Arts degree in May 2014 from Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC), encountered medical roadblocks as a premature infant that could have affected his life’s accomplishments if he had allowed […]

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Fall Registration is Thursday, Aug. 14


Morganton, NC – Registration for Fall semester classes at Western Piedmont Community College will be held on Thursday, Aug. 14 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. on the college campus at 1001 Burkemont Avenue in Morganton. Students may also register for Fall classes on campus on Friday, Aug. 15 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. […]

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Western Piedmont Announces New President

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Morganton, NC – The Western Piedmont Community College Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael S. Helmick, president of Rockingham Community College, has been selected to succeed Dr. Jim Burnett as the sixth president of Western Piedmont Community College. This past November, Burnett announced his retirement effective July 31, 2014 after more […]

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Frost Receives Annual Excellence In Teaching Award

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Morganton, NC – Each year, Western Piedmont Foundation honors a member of Western Piedmont Community College’s (WPCC) full-time curriculum faculty, nominated by his or her own peers and students, for dedication to the teaching profession. Selection criteria recognize extraordinary efforts as a teacher; service to the profession, the College and the community; involvement with present […]

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Molded Fiber Glass Donates Generous Gift of Robot to College

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Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Foundation (WPF) recently received the donation of an industrial robot from Molded Fiber Glass of Morganton. The robot will be part of the education and training offered at Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) in its curriculum programs including Electrical Engineering, Industrial Systems Technology and Computer-Integrating Machining Technology. In addition, the […]

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Financial Aid Staff Offers FAFSA Fridays Through Aug. 1

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If you need help filling out and completing the FAFSA, WPCC’s Financial Aid Staff will provide assistance to students on following dates and times in Hildebrand Hall (no appointment is needed): Date                   Time                    Location Friday, May 9      2:30 – 4:00 p.m.  Hildebrand Hall 124 Friday, May 16    2:30 – 4:00 p.m.  Hildebrand Hall 124 Friday, […]

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