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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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Students Share Their Talents Volunteering

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Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) Interpreting Education students recently volunteered at the 2015 annual Deaf-Blind Associates conference. Participating students include (l-r) Jennie Conley, Dara Fox, David Yarbrough, Richard Hogan, and (seated) Brittney Murphy. WPCC offers an Associate in Applied Science degree in Interpreter Education, a curriculum that prepares individuals to work as […]

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Free May Classes to Grow Your Business!


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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Register By 5/15 To Learn “Spanish in the Workplace”

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Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College’s (WPCC) continuing education department will offer the class “Spanish in the Workplace” on Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 19 through June 25 at the Foothills Higher Education Center (FHEC) at 2128 South Sterling Street. The course, designed for students who desire to learn the Spanish language for everyday […]

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Dr. Bobbie G. Cox: WPCC Gave Me A Thirst for Knowledge

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Morganton, NC— Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) graduate Dr. Bobbie G. Cox’s road to doctoral degree success began when she took a few general courses at WPCC after high school and during her employment with the Morganton Police Department (MPD). Bobbie quickly found the law interesting and decided to take even more classes. With educational […]

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Nominate Now for 2015 Outstanding Staff Member

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In 1991, the Western Piedmont Foundation, Inc. established an Outstanding Staff Member Award to annually recognize the dedication and superior contribution to the College by a full-time staff member. The nomination letter should include specific reasons why you think your nominee qualifies for the award and provide information to support your choice of a nominee. The committee will […]

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Former President Dr. Jim Burnett Honored with Building Naming

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Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) recently honored Jim W. Burnett (standing), who retired as College president in July 2014, by renaming the “Health Science Building” to “Jim W. Burnett Hall” in recognition of his quality leadership and 41 years of service to the College. A recent ceremony to unveil the building’s new […]

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Volunteering! WPCC Students Support NCSD Students

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Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) students from the Interpreter Education and Dental Assisting programs recently gave of their time at a Dental Health presentation for North Carolina School for the Deaf (NCSD) students. NCSD students were instructed on the benefits of good oral hygiene. WPCC students volunteering included (front, l-r) Theresa Bryant, […]

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Interpreting Ed Instructor Receives NCSD Award

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Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) American Sign Language adjunct instructor Jaime Marshall-Staley recently received the “North Carolina School for the Deaf (NCSD)  Imprint Award: 21st Century Deaf Culture Achievement Award” for her accomplishments. Ms. Marshall-Staley received Western Piedmont Community College’s 2014 Adjunct Instructor Excellence in Teaching Award. WPCC offers an Associate in […]

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