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Grow Your Biz: Free Classes in March, April!

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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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ASC Hours During March Break!

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The Academic Success Center (ASC) will be open on the following schedule during the March Break: Tuesday, March 10, and Wednesday, March 11, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. for make-up testing, retesting, and college prep students. Students need to arrive at the ASC by 11 a.m. to take a make-up test or retest. No […]

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College Trustee Board Inducts Bruce A. Hawkins

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Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College recently inducted Bruce A. Hawkins (shown right) as a Trustee with assistance from Mabel H. Lowman, Burke County clerk of superior court. Hawkins, appointed in 2014 by the Burke County Board of Education to fill an unexpired Trustee term, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than […]

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Richardson Complex Hosts Motheread

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Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College’s (WPCC) College and Career Readiness program at the College’s Jim A. Richardson Complex partnered with the Burke County Literacy Council to bring Motheread to English-as-Second-Language students and their children. Katherine Simpson, family literacy coordinator of the Burke County Literacy Council, was on hand to share the importance of […]

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CANCELLED: March 2 Event Honors Black History Month

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Morganton—Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) must cancel the presentation “North Carolina’s Long Civil Rights Movement”  by historian Dr. Kenneth Zogry. He was set to discuss Individuals important to the movement including Dr. Manassa T. Pope, who ran for mayor in Raleigh in 1919 and was the first licensed African-American doctor in North Carolina (shown above); […]

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Summer Completer Preliminary Due Date Is April 24!


Attention: SUMMER 2015 COMPLETERS! If you have not petitioned for Summer Completion, the preliminary due date is Friday, April 24, 2015. Pick up graduation petitions in Student Services. Meet with your advisor. Return petitions on or before April 24, 2015 to the Records Office, Hildebrand Hall, Room 111. Petitions submitted without Degree Audit documents completed […]

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College Announces Fall Semester Honors Students

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Morganton–Western Piedmont Community College’s (WPCC) Dean of Student Services Susan Williams released a Fall 2014 Presidents List of 110 students, and a Dean’s List of 388 students. Western Piedmont Community College would like to commend these students for their academic achievement. Students who enroll in at least 12 SHC on which grade points may be […]

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College Hosts Free Kontras Quartet Concert 2/12!

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Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College will host a concert by the Kontras Quartet on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 11 a.m. in Leviton Auditorium located in Moore Hall on the College campus at 1001 Burkemont Avenue. The quartet was the Hickory Metro Resident Quartet with the Western Piedmont Symphony for four years and has […]

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Local Residents Win Kindle Fires!

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Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) recently gave away a Kindle Fire at each of two local basketball games. Jennifer Albright (far left) won the Kindle Fire at a recent game between East Burke High School (HS) and Draughn HS and David (DJ) Caldwell (far right) won the Kindle Fire during the recent […]

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College Students Volunteer at NCSD Event

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Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) Interpreting Education students recently volunteered at the North Carolina School for the Deaf’s (NCSD) First Annual Collaboration for Student Achievement event. Participating students were (l-r) Danielle Tancora, Brittney Peidl-Murphy and Emily Hayworth. WPCC offers an Associate in Applied Science degree in Interpreter Education, a curriculum that prepares […]

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