Changing Leadership & New Challenges

Time Frame: 1977-1979

Here is an archive of newspaper articles about changing leadership and new challenges arising for WPCC. These documents are in PDF format which can be accessed by the free Reader software from Adobe. If you are unable to access these documents and would like additional assistance, please contact the webmaster.


College crisis exaggerated?Morganton News-Herald1977
WPCC will participate in new BA program Morganton News-Herald 1977
Governor names Sitton trustee at WPCCMorganton News-Herald 1977
Blind coach inspires WPCC Morganton News-HeraldJan. 18, 1977
Burke archeological survey is completedMorganton News-Herald Mar. 25, 1977
WPCC program accreditedMorganton News-Herald Jul. 5, 1977
Community Colleges, WCU Offering ProgramHickory Daily RecordOct. 10, 1977
Ms. WPCC pageant plannedMorganton News-HeraldDec. 2, 1977
Advising Center opens at WPCCValdese NewsDec. 8, 1977
Ms. Western PiedmontValdese NewsDec. 15, 1977
Let’s Get Acquainted: Ruth Shade: a characterMorganton News-Herald Dec.  30, 1977
First two B.A. courses set to begin at WPCCMorganton News-Herald1978
Blank: I saw the dream become realityMorganton News-Herald1978
WPCC to launch TV satellite course planValdese NewsJan. 18, 1978
WPCC president resigning Morganton News-Herald Jan. 26,1978
Musicians are ready to go on the road! Morganton News-Herald Feb. 16, 1978
WPCC preparing to advertise for bids on new buildingsMorganton News-HeraldFeb. 23, 1978
WPCC conference focuses on humanitiesMorganton News-Herald Apr. 6, 1978
Soviet dissident writer will speak at WPCC Morganton News-Herald Apr. 12, 1978
College Names City Native As President Hickory Daily Record Apr. 15, 1978
Pioneer Week festivities on tap at Western Piedmont Morganton News-Herald Apr. 26, 1978
WPCC officials surprised at high bidsMorganton News-HeraldMay. 12, 1978
Active search continues for new WPCC president  Morganton News-Herald May 19, 1978
Blank says farewellMorganton News-HeraldMay 29, 1978
He brought WPCC a long, long wayMorganton News-HeraldJun. 19, 1978
Students helping students Morganton News-Herald Jun. 20, 1978
141 applicants seek WPCC jobMorganton News-HeraldOctober  1978
WPCC enters movie business Morganton News-Herald1979
Sports program O.K.’d at Western Piedmont Morganton News-Herald 1979
Gloria Burleson, Ms. WPCC 1979 gets crown  Morganton News-HeraldJan. 15, 1979
Firm defends record before WPCC boardMorganton News-HeraldFeb. 14, 1979
WPCC facing faculty cutbackMorganton News-HeraldFeb. 14, 1979
WPCC lobbying county to hike president’s payMorganton News-HeraldFeb. 22, 1979
Texas educator finalist for WPCC postMorganton News-HeraldFeb. 23, 1979
County board OKs talking with college on president searchMorganton-News HeraldFeb. 27, 1979
Droze named WPCC presidentMorganton News-HeraldMar. 27,  1979
College foundation reviewed Morganton News-HeraldJul. 11, 1979
New building at WPCCMorganton News-HeraldAug. 14, 1979
Title III grant confirms high regard held for WPCCUnifour IndependentSep. 27, 1979
He retires today: WPCC honors H.D. MoretzMorganton News-HeraldSep. 29, 1979
WPCC founders honoredMorganton News-HeraldOct. 24, 1979