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Kiana Inspires Others, Overcomes Stereotypes

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Morganton, NC— For many on the Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) campus, Kiana Harlan is a source of daily inspiration. She is a familiar figure on campus for her big smile and sense of determination. While she may appear to be like every other student on campus, this 2015 Western Piedmont graduate is blind. At […]

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Sign Up Now! Civil War Tours in June & July

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Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College’s (WPCC) Workforce & Professional Development division is pleased to invite area adults to register for some summer adventure through two continuing education Civil War Tours that are sure to satisfy the history buff! Participants can learn about the civil war in the classroom and through field trips to […]

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Rhia M. Crawford Joins WPCC As Academic Affairs VP

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Morganton, NC— Rhia M. Crawford will join the faculty and staff of Western Piedmont Community College as Vice President for Academic Affairs around July 1, 2015. Ms. Crawford most recently served as Vice President of Instruction and Student Development at Mayland Community College (MCC) in Spruce Pine where she previously served in several other leadership […]

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WPCC Foundation Thanks Golf Sponsors

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MORGANTON—Western Piedmont Foundation’s 31st Annual Golf Classic, made possible by Caterpillar in Morganton, was recently held at Mimosa Hills Country Club. A record number of golfers attended the event to raise funding for community and professional development opportunities provided by Western Piedmont Community College. “This was the largest number of golfers we have fielded and […]

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Apply NOW! Summer Registration is May 27

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Morganton, NC –Registration for Summer 2015 classes at Western Piedmont Community College will be on Wednesday, May 27 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Each student will meet with an advisor to develop a schedule and to register. Returning students may choose to register online but must first meet with an advisor to develop a […]

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Register By 6/2: Customer Service Program!

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Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College’s continuing education department will offer a Customer Service Excellence Certification program for retail, restaurant and hospitality management this spring. Orientation for the program will be on Tuesday, May 19 at 11 a.m. at the Foothills Higher Education Center at 2128 South Sterling Street, Morganton. Classes will be offered […]

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College Celebrates Spring BLET Graduates

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Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College’s (WPCC) Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Academy held a spring graduation ceremony recently that followed 17 weeks of rigorous student training. Shown are (front l-r), Shekina Lockwood, Caleb Greene, Chuck Lee, John Burnette, Adam Lamberth; (second row l-r), Joshua Grigg, Alex Barlowe, Stephen Snider, Brian Cook, Dillion Smith, […]

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Free May 14 Class Teaches How to Market Your Small Business

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If you are one of those people who would rather eat live insects than market your business, you’re not alone. Most small business owners feel the same way, according to Emily Ballance, professional speaker and entrepreneur who has successfully owned and marketed two businesses for more than 25 years. “Many business owners think they have […]

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College Supports Burke Hospice with Gift

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Morganton, NC –Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) raised $1,300 at its recent Hoops for Hospice event to benefit Burke Hospice and Palliative Care. The proceeds from the College’s 2015 fundraiser will provide support to Camp Dragonfly, a grief-counseling camp for local children offered annually by Burke Hospice. The Camp provides a safe place for children […]

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See Free Pottery Demo on Wednesday, May 6

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Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) will host a pottery demonstration by western North Carolina potter Jon Arsenault where he will demonstrate wheel-throwing and decorating techniques as well as discuss his personal experiences as a studio potter. The free demonstration open to the public will be offered Wednesday, May 6, 5:30 to 8:30 […]

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