Outstanding Alumnus Award

Ronnie Thompson, Jason Whisnant, and Doctor Joel Welch

Jason Whisnant, WPCC’s 2020 Outstanding Alumnus,, is presented his award by Foundation President-Elect Ronnie Thompson (L) and WPCC President Dr. Joel Welch

The Outstanding Alumnus Award is an honor that provides recognition for exceptional achievement by former students of Western Piedmont Community College.  To be an eligible candidate, a former student must have successfully completed at least 45 quarter/30 semester hours credit toward a degree at an accredited college or university, or be a graduate of Western Piedmont Community College.  In the process of earning credits toward a degree, the candidate must have attained a minimum of 22 quarter/15 semester hours credit at Western Piedmont Community College.


The following criteria for recipients should be considered in the selection process:

  • The candidate has exemplified professional growth through recognized accomplishments;
  • The candidate has participated in community and civic activities; and
  • The candidate has demonstrated support for the goals and objectives of Western Piedmont Community College.

Other significant attributes that might also be given consideration include:

  • The candidate has continued an educational growth process; and
  • The candidate has overcome adversity in the successful pursuit of educational and professional accomplishments.


Nominate an Outstanding Alumnus Today!

Western Piedmont Foundation is now accepting nominations for the Outstanding Alumnus Award. Please fill out our online nomination form or contact Lisa Miller at (828) 448-3123 or lmiller@wpcc.edu for a hard copy application form. You may submit a nomination anytime throughout the year, but the nomination deadline for 2022 is Wednesday, November 30, 2022.

Submit a Nomination


Also, check out a listing of all of our Outstanding Alumnus Award Past Recipients!