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Register by 11/6 for ServSafe Class!

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Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College’s continuing education department will be offering a Managerial ServSafe® class in response to recent changes in state environmental health laws.   A 10-hour Managerial ServSafe® class will be offered from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 10 with a one-hour break for lunch. Registration fee for the […]

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Hear Experts Speak On ‘The Living Earth’ Nov. 3, 4 & 6


Morganton, NC–Western Piedmont Community College will host the 2014 Fall Speakers Forum/Ervin Constitutional Issues Program from Nov. 3 through Nov. 6. During this week, nationally and regionally known experts will visit WPCC to speak on this year’s topic “The Living Earth: Our Inheritance and Our Legacy.” All presentations are free, open to the public and […]

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100% of Full-Time Employees Give to College

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Morganton, NC –For the first time in the College’s 50 year history, 100 percent of full-time employees at Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) gave to the Western Piedmont Foundation (WPF) during the employee giving portion of the Foundation’s Annual Giving Campaign, Charting the Journey. “Western Piedmont is known for its caring and supportive student environment,” […]

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Retired WPCC President Receives State Award

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Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) recently presented to Dr. Jim Burnett the Order of the Long Leaf Pine at a retirement reception to honor his 41 years of service to WPCC including the last eight years as the College’s president. Dr. Burnett was nominated for the award by the College’s senior staff […]

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Hear Free Concert By Tesla Quartet on 10/22!

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Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) will host the Tesla Quartet, a featured quartet with the Western Piedmont Symphony, for a free performance open to the public on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 12 noon in Leviton Auditorium located in Moore Hall on the College campus at 1001 Burkemont Avenue. The Tesla Quartet, formed […]

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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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