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Inaugural Adjunct Academic Excellence Award Presented

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Morganton, NC—Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) recently named Ms. Jaime Marshall Staley as the 2014 recipient of the College’s first-ever Adjunct Academic Excellence Award. This award was created to recognize a part-time faculty member for superior work history, strong commitment to WPCC’s open-door philosophy, and dedication to educating students. Ms. Staley, an American Sign Language […]

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Learn Sign Language for Everyday Use!


Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College’s (WPCC) continuing education department will offer Sign Language for Everyday Conversations, a five-week course designed to help attendees communicate more easily with colleagues, patients, clients, friends and neighbors who use American Sign Language. The class will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays from Oct. 23 […]

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Interpreting Ed Students Volunteer at Local Camp

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WPCC Interpreting Education students Danielle Tancora, Dara Fox (left) and Britt Peidl-Murphy (right) volunteered at Camp Dogwood in Sherrills Ford, NC to assist the camp’s deaf-blind participants as part of the students’ Service Learning hours. The North Carolina Lions Camp Dogwood located on Lake Norman is a wonderful vacation retreat for the blind and visually […]

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Business Owners! Enjoy Free Fall Seminars

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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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Christine Sprinkle Named Outstanding Staff Award Winner

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Morganton, NC—Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) named Christine Sprinkle (center) as recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Staff Award following nomination for the 23nd annual award by her co-workers. WPCC President Dr. Michael S. Helmick (left) and Western Piedmont Foundation Past President Bill Lennon (right) presented Ms. Sprinkle with the award at the College’s convocation breakfast […]

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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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Sign Up For Clay, Woodworking Classes By 9/29!


Morganton, NC –Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) offers two opportunities for members of the community to learning about professional crafts. WPCC will host western North Carolina clay sculptor Jenny Mastin as she teaches Introduction to Hand-building Clay from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 2 through Oct. 21. This sculpture class, held […]

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Dr. Jim Burnett Awarded President Emeritus Status

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Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) recently presented Emeritus President status to former president Dr. Jim Burnett to honor his 41 years of service to WPCC including the last eight years as the College’s president. Emeritus Status is an honorary designation for retired persons who have rendered exemplary service to the College as […]

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TEAS Info for Potential Nursing Students!

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TEAS Registration for Potential Nursing Students Western Piedmont Community College is offering the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) for potential nursing students. Successful completion of the TEAS is required for consideration into the 2015 Nursing Program. For a complete list of program requirements, select Requirements. To register for the TEAS, select TEAS Registration.

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Witness A Revolutionary Weekend on Sept. 27 & 28!

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A Revolutionary Weekend Join the Historic Burke Foundation and WPCC students as we commemorate the Overmountain Men and their 1780 march to the Battle of Kings Mountain. Saturday, September 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Old Burke County Courthouse Grounds (102 East Union Street, Morganton, NC) Tours of the Old Burke County Courthouse Revolutionary War-Era […]

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