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College Coordinator & Her Pottery Featured in Book!

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Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) Professional Crafts Program Coordinator Courtney Long is a featured artist in John Britt’s new book, “A Complete Guide to Midrange Glazes.” Britt seeks to demystify the midrange pottery process by covering a range of topics including mixing, application, specific firing and cooling cycles, and all the factors […]

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Local Law Enforcement Officers Investigate Mock Crime Scenes

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Morganton, NC –Western Piedmont Community College’s (WPCC) Law Enforcement Training Center recently hosted Basic Homicide Investigation Training on the College campus. Offered by Southeastern Investigative Group, the five-day course included two days of classroom instruction followed by three days of hands-on training. Six different mock crime scenes allowed law enforcement officers from Lenoir Police Department […]

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Celebrating 30 Years of NCCCS Small Business Centers!

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MORGANTON– The Small Business Center Network of the NC Community College System (NCCCS) is celebrating 30 years of providing support and assistance to small businesses and start-ups across North Carolina. Small Business Centers (SBCs) are located at each of the state’s 58 community colleges, providing confidential business counseling and seminars to small business owners and […]

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Student’s College Decision Made With Head & Heart

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Morganton, NC—For Jimmy Merriman, going to college was a decision made with his head and his heart. Now a first year Nursing student at Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC), Jimmy knew he had the natural inclination toward science and biology. He enjoyed his high school senior project with a local cardiologist who suggested he consider […]

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College Celebrates Golden Leaf Scholarship Recipients

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Morganton, NC –Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) recognizes and celebrates its students who receive Golden LEAF Scholarships from the North Carolina Community College System each semester. In the Fall 2014 semester, eight students in curriculum study and one student in occupational education were awarded including (l-r) Donna Grethen, Hannah Isenhour Webb, Tabitha L. Phillips and […]

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Morganton Service League Makes Generous Gift to College

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Morganton, NC –The Morganton Service League recently made a gift to the Western Piedmont Foundation to support students in Western Piedmont Community College’s (WPCC) Performing Arts department. The donation will be used to support student productions offered by the WPCC Theatre Company each year.. “Offering our assistance to the Performing Arts department is a good […]

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Now through Dec. 31: Limited Time GED Offer!

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Did you know that 95% of people who score Green on the GED Ready practice test go on to pass the official test? You could be one of those people! For a limited time, if you score green on GED Ready, and don’t pass the official test, we will pay for you to retake the GED […]

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Basic Law Enforcement Training Graduation is Friday, Dec. 12!

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Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College’s (WPCC) Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Academy will hold its Fall graduation ceremony on Friday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. in Leviton Auditorium on the WPCC campus at 1001 Burkemont Avenue. BLET, designed to give students essential skills required for entry-level employment as law enforcement officers with county, […]

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Interpreting Ed Students Support NCSD Fundraiser

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Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) Interpreting Education students (l-r) Richard Hogan, Destiny Fredell, Rema Lambert, Danielle Tancora, Emily Hayworth and Dara Fox recently volunteered at the North Carolina School for the Deaf (NCSD) Foundation golf tournament. The NCSD Foundation raises funds to enhance the educational experience of NCSD students beyond state- and […]

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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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