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Continental Makes Lead Gift to Foundation Campaign

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Morganton–Established in 1967 as one of the first fund-raising organizations within the North Carolina Community College System, the Western Piedmont Foundation (WPF) is launching the community portion of its Annual Giving Campaign this week. This year’s theme, Charting the Journey, is focused on raising funds to support student scholarships, professional and community development, and WPCC’s […]

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High School Students! CCP Registration is Nov. 20

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Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) announces that registration for the Career & College Promise (CCP) program will be held on Thursday, Nov. 20 from 4 to 6 p.m. in Hildebrand Hall on the college campus at 1001 Burkemont Avenue. The deadline for applications to the CCP program is Thursday, Nov. 13. CCP […]

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Dori Barron’s Focus: Helping Students with Financial Aid

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Morganton, NC— When a visitor to Dori Barron’s office takes a seat to meet with her, a variety of messages on her walls help create a welcoming, encouraging atmosphere. You’ll find a striking graphic of the slogan “Imagine Peace” as well an inspirational photo of a wheelchair-bound climber at the top of a misty waterfall […]

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ASL Club Accepting T-Shirt Orders Through 11/5!

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The American Sign Language Club is now accepting pre-orders for t-shirts.   The short sleeve shirts come in adult sizes and are black in color with white/blue lettering.   Cost is $12 each. The deadline to pre-order (with payment) is Wednesday, Nov 5. Contact Dara Fox at or Emily Hayworth at

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High School Completion Orientations Held Nov. 3-6

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Morganton, NC –WPCC will offer day and evening orientation sessions for area adults wishing to complete high school. College and Career Readiness Orientation for Day Classes will be Monday, Nov. 3 through Thursday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day in Room K-220 at the K Building in the Jim A. Richardson […]

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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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Retired WPCC President Receives State Award

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Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) recently presented to Dr. Jim Burnett the Order of the Long Leaf Pine at a retirement reception to honor his 41 years of service to WPCC including the last eight years as the College’s president. Dr. Burnett was nominated for the award by the College’s senior staff […]

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Hear Free Concert By Tesla Quartet on 10/22!

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Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) will host the Tesla Quartet, a featured quartet with the Western Piedmont Symphony, for a free performance open to the public on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 12 noon in Leviton Auditorium located in Moore Hall on the College campus at 1001 Burkemont Avenue. The Tesla Quartet, formed […]

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