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College Dean A Nominee for Women of Justice Award

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Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) Dean of Business & Public Services Leslie McKesson is among the nominees for the third annual Women of Justice awards event to be held in Raleigh in November. North Carolina Lawyers Weekly will host the awards event to recognize women across the state who have demonstrated leadership, […]

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College’s Early Childhood Ed Students Collaborate With Literacy Council

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Morganton, NC –Western Piedmont Community College’s (WPCC) Early Childhood Education program instructors and students, including Sarah Power (far left) and Tracy Hang (far right), and Project Flower Director Brownie Rochefort are collaborating on an effort that is beneficial to both Project Flower and WPCC. College students of the class “Infants, Toddlers and Twos” are creating […]

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Duke Energy Awards $184,000 to WPCC

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MORGANTON, N.C. – Duke Energy and Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) recently announced a $184,000 investment from the Duke Energy Foundation. The funds will be used to meet the critical need of Mechatronics technicians as expressed by local industry, Burke County Public Schools, and economic development authorities by expanding and modernizing the Industrial Systems Technology […]

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‘NCWorks Job Driven Initiative’ Training Classes Begin Spring 2015

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Morganton, NC–Western Piedmont Community College, in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Commerce Division of Workforce Solutions, the Burke Career Center and local business and industry, is pleased to announce the NCWorks Job Driven Initiative, a series of training programs that can provide individuals with skills and credentials currently in demand by Burke County […]

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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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