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Pioneer Press

Voice of the WPCC Community

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Here’s what is going on at WPCC.

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Burke County Job Fair

Wednesday, June 22nd 
11:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

This event is FREE to attend. It will take place at the Collett Street Recreation Center. Please come dressed professionally & bring multiple copies of your resume.



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Fall Classes Begin

Monday, August 15th

Welcome back! Let’s have a great fall semester. 




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Heavy Equipment Course Leads to Career

Heavy Equipment Course Leads to Career

WPCC and Burke Middle College student Zachary McFarlin was recently hired by the City of Morganton for a summer job after completing WPCC’s Heavy Equipment class.

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Musings by Megan Abee

Coordinator of Student Affairs & Recruitment

Portrait of Megan AbeeWelcome to our new online version of Pioneer Press! The WPCC community is a dynamic group of students and employees and we want to share the stories of those who make our campus special along with keeping you informed on happenings around the college. WPCConnect is a blog where I will share information and stories that impact students and our community. I want to make it a useful part of your day, so please stop by occasionally and catch up with what is going on.

Help me share the news! If you have a story to suggest or an event to promote, please e-mail me (mabee2@wpcc.edu) and we will include it in a future edition of Pioneer Press!


WPCC’s 2021-2022 SGA Council

WPCC’s 2021-2022 SGA Council

Each year a new executive council is elected to serve as the face of the SGA. We are happy to introduce the members of the 2021-2022 council.

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Spring, 2022 Graduates

If you have not applied for Spring Graduation, the due date for an early review is Friday, November 12, 2021.

  • Download the Graduation Application (PDF file, open with the free Adobe Reader), complete the form, save on your computer and email to graduationsurveys@wpcc.edu, You can also print the Graduation Application form from Moodle, complete, scan and email to graduationsurveys@wpcc.edu or mail to: Western Piedmont Community College, Student Services – Graduation, 1001 Burkemont Ave., Morganton, NC  28655.
  • Contact your advisor for an appointment to review the requirements of your program of study. The application must be signed by both you and your advisor.
  • All applications must be received in the Records Office in Hildebrand Hall, Room 106, on or before November 12, 2021. Documentation used by the advisor needs to be attached to the application.
  • A preliminary graduation audit will be conducted through Student Services. You will receive an email indicating program completion. If you have not met all requirements, a letter will list these deficiencies and a copy will be sent to your advisor.
  • Students who do not intend to register for any outstanding courses during the early registration period should not submit a graduation application until registered or by the final deadline of Monday, January 31, 2022.

Campus Resources

Here is quick access to useful resources for students at WPCC.


Student Government

The WPCC SGA is your voice in WPCC affairs.


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Clubs & Organizations

Join with other WPCC students who share your interests.


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Technology Support

Get help with technology issues


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Direct access to online resources and tutoring information.


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Student Resources

Your one-stop page for links to useful online resources.


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Food Options

Find vending locations for snacks and drinks.


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