Skip to main content

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 […]

Read More »

College Honors Retiring Employees At Reception

WPCC Honors Retirees 112014 fn

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), […]

Read More »

Academic Success Center’s Holiday Break Hours

ASC studying

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 […]

Read More »

College Honors Former President with Building Naming

WPCC Dr Jim Burnett 2012 fn

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 […]

Read More »

Early Childhood Education Students Support Resource Fair

WPCC Students Support Rsrce Fair 111814 fn

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 […]

Read More »

Dr. Laura DeWald Speaks on Biodiversity Preservation at Speakers Forum

Screenshot Dr Laura DeWald fn

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 […]

Read More »

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 […]

Read More »

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

Current Students fn

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 […]

Read More »

See Free Pottery Demo By Artist Amy Sanders 11/20!

WPCC Hosts Artist Amy Sanders 111014 fn

Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) will host a free artist demonstration workshop with Amy Sanders has been rescheduled to Thursday, Nov. 20, in the pottery studio, H-26, located on the College’s main campus at 1001 Burkemont Avenue. Sanders will demonstrate hand-building and wheel throwing techniques. Demonstrations will be offered from 10 a.m. […]

Read More »

Enjoy Free “Theatre Through Time” Workshop Nov. 18-20!

Morganton, NC –Western Piedmont Community College’s (WPCC) Drama Department invites the public to attend the interactive workshop production “Theatre Through Time” to be presented on Tuesday, Nov. 18; Wednesday, Nov. 19 and Thursday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. each evening in LRC 099, the Studio, on the WPCC campus at 1001 Burkemont Avenue. During the […]

Read More »