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Register by 11/6 for ServSafe Class!

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Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College’s continuing education department will be offering a Managerial ServSafe® class in response to recent changes in state environmental health laws.   A 10-hour Managerial ServSafe® class will be offered from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 10 with a one-hour break for lunch. Registration fee for the […]

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Hear Experts Speak On ‘The Living Earth’ Nov. 3, 4 & 6


Morganton, NC–Western Piedmont Community College will host the 2014 Fall Speakers Forum/Ervin Constitutional Issues Program from Nov. 3 through Nov. 6. During this week, nationally and regionally known experts will visit WPCC to speak on this year’s topic “The Living Earth: Our Inheritance and Our Legacy.” All presentations are free, open to the public and […]

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100% of Full-Time Employees Give to College

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Morganton, NC –For the first time in the College’s 50 year history, 100 percent of full-time employees at Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) gave to the Western Piedmont Foundation (WPF) during the employee giving portion of the Foundation’s Annual Giving Campaign, Charting the Journey. “Western Piedmont is known for its caring and supportive student environment,” […]

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Enjoy Free Pottery Demo on Tuesday, Oct. 28!

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Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) will host a free artist demonstration workshop with Amy Sanders on Tuesday, Oct. 28, in the pottery studio, H-26, located on the College’s main campus at 1001 Burkemont Avenue. Sanders will demonstrate hand-building and wheel throwing techniques. Demonstrations will be offered from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. […]

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College Dean A Nominee for Women of Justice Award

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Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) Dean of Business & Public Services Leslie McKesson is among the nominees for the third annual Women of Justice awards event to be held in Raleigh in November. North Carolina Lawyers Weekly will host the awards event to recognize women across the state who have demonstrated leadership, […]

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Duke Energy Awards $184,000 to WPCC

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MORGANTON, N.C. – Duke Energy and Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) recently announced a $184,000 investment from the Duke Energy Foundation. The funds will be used to meet the critical need of Mechatronics technicians as expressed by local industry, Burke County Public Schools, and economic development authorities by expanding and modernizing the Industrial Systems Technology […]

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College’s Jennifer S. Patton A Beacon for Others

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Morganton, NC— A beacon is described by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as “someone or something that guides or gives hope to others.” For Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) employee Jennifer S. Patton, that “something” is the College. The daughter of well-educated parents, Jennifer knew the value of higher education. After graduating from East Burke High School […]

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Learn to Grow Your Biz with Free Fall Classes!

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Morganton, NC –Western Piedmont Community College’s (WPCC) Small Business Center (SBC) is an accessible, valuable community resource for individuals who are beginning a new business venture, expanding an existing business, or need help with a business plan. The SBC, whose help is provided at no direct cost to its clients, is designed to help businesses […]

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