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Austin Golding: Future Educator and Role Model

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Morganton, NC—To look at this handsome young graduate, you’d never guess that his childhood had its share of challenges. Austin Golding, who received his Associate in Arts degree in May 2014 from Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC), encountered medical roadblocks as a premature infant that could have affected his life’s accomplishments if he had allowed […]

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Academic Success Center Offers Limited Services During Semester Break

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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, July 31, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.: the ASC is open for college test prep and testing. Tests will not be given out 2 hours prior to closing time. Tutors […]

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Learn to Be a Super Couponer & Save Money!


Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College’s (WPCC) continuing education department will offer a new personal enrichment class called Super Couponing. Attendees will learn how to save money by using coupons as well as how to organize and store coupons. In addition, various store coupon policies will be shared. The Super Couponing class will be […]

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Fall Registration is Thursday, Aug. 14


Morganton, NC – Registration for Fall semester classes at Western Piedmont Community College will be held on Thursday, Aug. 14 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. on the college campus at 1001 Burkemont Avenue in Morganton. Students may also register for Fall classes on campus on Friday, Aug. 15 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. […]

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Fall 2014 Completers: Petitions Due Friday, July 25


Attention: FALL 2014 COMPLETERS   If you have not petitioned for Fall Completion, the Due Date for an early review is Friday, July 25, 2014. *     Pick up graduation petitions in Student Services. *     Meet with your advisor. *     Return petitions on or before July 25, 2014 to the Records Office, Hildebrand Hall, Room 111. […]

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College Announces 2014 Medical Assisting Graduates

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Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College announces the recent graduation of thirteen students from its Medical Assisting program. Students from the Class of 2014 receiving the Associate in Applied Science degrees in Medical Assisting were Holly Beane, Patricia Brogley, Tara Broyhill, Connie Clark, Nicole Coy, Megan Earwood, Brooklynn Ellis, Tanni England, Whitney Robinson, Lindsay […]

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Tour Battlefields of NC In August!

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Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) invites area adults to register for some summer adventure through a continuing education session that is sure to satisfy the history buff! In August, participants can learn about the civil war in the classroom and through a field trip to North Carolina battlefields. Attendees will receive 12 […]

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Western Piedmont Announces New President

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Morganton, NC – The Western Piedmont Community College Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael S. Helmick, president of Rockingham Community College, has been selected to succeed Dr. Jim Burnett as the sixth president of Western Piedmont Community College. This past November, Burnett announced his retirement effective July 31, 2014 after more […]

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Nurse Aide I Refresher Course Offered

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Morganton, NC – Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) will offer a Nurse Aide I Refresher course at the College’s Foothills Higher Education Center (FHEC), located at 2128 South Sterling Street, in Morganton. This class, designed to assist those Nurse Aides who have been on the NC Nurse Aide Registry but whose certification and listing have […]

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Frost Receives Annual Excellence In Teaching Award

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Morganton, NC – Each year, Western Piedmont Foundation honors a member of Western Piedmont Community College’s (WPCC) full-time curriculum faculty, nominated by his or her own peers and students, for dedication to the teaching profession. Selection criteria recognize extraordinary efforts as a teacher; service to the profession, the College and the community; involvement with present […]

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