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Father & Daughter: Fellow Students in MLT Program!

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Morganton, NC—A wise person once said, “It’s choice, not chance, that determines your destiny.” In the case of two Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) students, both choice and chance have had a great deal to do with their education journeys. Connelly Springs resident Jeff Fredell is a highly experienced metal fabricator and electronics professional. Throughout […]

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15 Graduate From Customer Service Excellence Program

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Morganton, NC –Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) announces the graduation of 15 participants from its fourth Customer Service Excellence Certification program. After completing the program, designed for current or potential restaurant employees, retail sales consultants, hospitality employees, and administrators, graduates will have the knowledge to apply excellent customer service skills on the job and will […]

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WPCC Small Business Center Encourages “Shop Local!”


Morganton, NC —With the holiday shopping season around the corner, Burke Development Inc., Burke County Chamber of Commerce and Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC), in conjunction with the North Carolina Community College Small Business Center Network (SBCN), encourage area residents to #ShopSmall by supporting local small businesses. Nestled between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small […]

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College Honors Retiring Employees At Reception

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Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) recently recognized and offered gratitude to 11 former employees who retired from College service in the last calendar year. Among those honored at a reception attended by faculty and staff were Linda B. Wright (41+ Years of Full-Time Service), Paul D. Wardzinski (30+ Years of Full-Time Service), […]

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Academic Success Center’s Holiday Break Hours

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The Academic Success Center (ASC) will be open limited days and hours for various services during the semester break. The schedule is as follows: Thursday & Friday, December 18 &19, the ASC is closed. Monday &Tuesday, January 5 & 6, 9 a.m.—1 p.m. & 4 p.m.—7 p.m., the ASC is open for college test prep […]

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College Honors Former President with Building Naming

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Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) Trustees recently passed a resolution to rename the “Health Science Building” to “Jim W. Burnett Hall” in recognition of the former president’s quality leadership and 41 years of service to the College. “Dr. Burnett led Western Piedmont in an exemplary manner, providing unselfish service and exhibiting an […]

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Early Childhood Education Students Support Resource Fair

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Morganton, NC –Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) Early Childhood Education (ECE) students participated recently in the Burke County Library’s third annual Festival and Resource Fair. The students, who are members of the program’s Exploration Activities and Language/Literacy Experiences classes, provided interactive activities including math games and flannel board stories. The ECE program also provided a […]

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Dr. Laura DeWald Speaks on Biodiversity Preservation at Speakers Forum

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Contributed by WPCC Student Writer Colby Carr MORGANTON–On Thursday, November 6, 2014, students and faculty had the privilege of welcoming Dr. Laura DeWald as she delivered her incredibly informative presentation regarding the environmental threats to biodiversity. Dr. DeWald is currently an associate professor of Environmental Science, Natural Resource Conservation and Management, and Biology as well […]

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Glaciologist Dr. Tad Pfeffer Speaks on Arctic Glacier Melting


Contributed by WPCC Student Writers Shannon Carpenter and Jon Goforth MORGANTON–Arctic glaciers are currently melting at three to four times the previous rates, and the sea level has gradually risen considerably in the past century. “Why?” is a question best answered by the experts, and in this case that would be Dr. Tad Pfeffer, a […]

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Early Registration This Week: Nov. 17 through Nov. 21!

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We hope you’re having a great semester! As the fall semester is winding down, please keep in mind spring semester will be here soon and there is some important information you need to know! Early Advising Early Advising is November 10-14. Each student is required to meet with an advisor before registration. Please see your […]

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