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College Club Hosts Local Organization Founder

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Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College’s (WPCC) American Sign Language Club recently learned about the organization “Art 4 a Purpose” from Kimberly Lajzer, founder of “Art 4 a Purpose.” In addition to an overview of the organization, Ms. Kajzer also shared details of the organization’s upcoming Community Strong event. The mission of the organization […]

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Submit Excellence in Teaching Nominations Now!

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Excellence in Teaching Award Nominations are now being requested for Western Piedmont Community College’s 2015 Excellence in Teaching Award. This distinguished award, initiated in 1986, recognizes a full-time faculty member who demonstrates the highest standards of instruction. The award winner will receive a $1,000 cash award, plaque, and medallion. The nomination deadline is Tuesday, March […]

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SGA Collects & Donates Prom Gowns

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Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College’s Student Government Association (SGA) recently organized a donation drive to collect gently-used prom gowns. Called “A Second Dance,” the collection of 35 gowns donated by students, faculty and staff was given to the Morganton Service League’s Prom Project. Shown is WPCC student Melissa Rowe organizing the College’s gowns […]

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Enter Now! Geography Bowl is Thursday, March 19

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Plan now to win prizes, have fun and show off your knowledge at the Annual WPCC Geography Bowl to be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 19 in Room 275 of Moore Hall.  Three-person teams will participate with a limit of one faculty/staff per team. If you’d like to participate but do not have a […]

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Apply for Summer Classes By May 1!

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Morganton, NC –New students planning to attend Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) this Summer are encouraged to submit an admission application by Friday, May 1. “Applying by this date will better ensure that new students complete placement testing and the financial aid process so they can start classes on time this Summer,” said Susan Williams, […]

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Our Summer Classes Can Benefit University Students!

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Morganton, NC— Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) is perhaps best known by Burke County residents as a great place to complete a diploma, a certificate or a college transfer degree. But to local university students home for the summer, WPCC affords the convenience and affordability of acquiring extra college credits to transfer to their four-year […]

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Interpreting Ed Students Host Cherokee Speaker

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Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) Interpreting Education students recently hosted guest speaker Charles Crowe of Morganton as he presented an informational and anecdotal lecture to the Interpreting Education students. The topic of Crowe’s presentation was “My Heritage as a Deaf Cherokee Indian.” Shown are (l-r) Charles Crowe along with Jaime Marshall-Staley, instructor, […]

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FAFSA Help Available Each Friday Through 5/8!

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Need help filling out and completing the FAFSA? The WPCC Financial Aid Staff will provide assistance to students on following dates and times in Hildebrand Hall (no appointment is needed): Date                            Time                            Location Friday, March 6          2:30 – 4:00 p.m.         Hildebrand Hall 124 Friday, March 13        2:30 – 4:00 p.m.         Hildebrand […]

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WPCC Basketball Team Rolls On Into Playoffs!

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A big congrats goes to our WPCC basketball team on a remarkable season that continues through the month of March! Shown are (back row l-r) Kasen Wilson, Dominic Davis, Jeron Hemphill, Jayquan Lipford, D.J. Joyner; (middle row l-r) Coach Gene Gaither, Hans Bryant, Sam Doster, Tyler Martin, Assistant Coach David Doster, and (front row l-r) […]

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Apply By March 9 for Spring B Term!


Morganton, NC – Registration for the Spring semester’s B Term classes at Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) will be held on Monday, March 9 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. on the college campus at 1001 Burkemont Avenue in Morganton. This registration is open to any new or returning students who have completed the admissions […]

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