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2020-2021 Ashby H. Cleary Scholarship recipients announced

Wilkes Community College (WCC) announced the 2020-2021 Ashby H. Cleary scholarship award recipients. The following students will each receive $1,000; Kendra Hayes, Emily Bumgarner, Kristen Kilby, Tracy De la Cruz, and Gracee Millsaps. Kendra Hayes of Purlear is enrolled in the Human Services Technology program. Hayes helps care for two of her siblings. In her ... Read More

Adrienne Louise Necessary Scholarship recipients named

Melissa Pennell, a first-year nursing student who graduated from West Wilkes High School and Madison Goforth, a first-year nursing student who graduated from Wilkes Central High School have been named recipients of the 2020-2021 Adrienne Necessary Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to students who are residents of Wilkes County, enrolled full-time, maintain a 3.0 grade ... Read More

WCC instructors complete CORE certification

Nine WCC instructors completed a semester of professional development entitled CORE (Collaborative Online Reflection Experience) during fall 2020.  CORE is focused on best practices in online teaching, and CORE sessions are led by WCC online instructors who serve as Peer Mentors. Fall 2020 Peer Mentors were Meret Burke, Kim Perkins, and Donna Brooks. Once instructors ... Read More

Gertrude Elliott Health Sciences Scholarship recipients named for 2020-2021

Twenty-three Wilkes Community College health sciences students are being honored as recipients of the Gertrude Elliott Health Sciences Scholarship for the 2020-2021 school year. The scholarship is open to all health sciences students. Recipients include first-year nursing students include Alivia Anderson, Wilkesboro; Hannah Ellis, Millers Creek; Hannah Garcia, Moravian Falls; Jodi Walsh, Boomer; Kathryn Parsons, ... Read More

WCC announces John Greene and Grace Jennings Shepherd Scholarship recipients

Wilkes Community College announced the 2020-2021 John Greene and Grace Jennings Shepherd Scholarship recipients. The following students each received $1,000; William Prevette, Ronda; Alyssa Royal, Millers Creek; Breanna Ward, Wilkesboro; and Anna Phillips, McGrady. William Prevete, a graduate of East Wilkes High School, is pursuing an Associate in Arts degree from Wilkes Community College and ... Read More

WCC announces the Kyle M. Gentry Scholarship recipient

Wilkes Community College announced that Tori Combs of Wilkesboro is the 2020-2021 Kyle M. Gentry Scholarship recipient. Combs received a $1,200 scholarship. Tori Combs Tori Combs, a Wilkes County native, recently received her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice at Western Carolina and is enrolled in the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program ... Read More

Bowman Rare Book Collection Dedication held at WCC

l-r: Angela Roten, Dr. Jeff Cox, Arnold Lakey, Bumgarner, Tom Bowman, Karolen Bowman, Allison Phillips, Mike Wingler, and Christy Earp. A dedication ceremony was held on Thursday, December 10, 2020, for the Bowman Rare Book Collection housed in the Pardue Library at Wilkes Community College (WCC). Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions which ... Read More

Lowe’s donates $10,000 to WCC Building Construction Technology program

Lowe’s, through its Generation T movement and Heroes program at the Wilkesboro Store Support Center, has donated $10,000 to the Wilkes Community College (WCC) Building Construction program for tools, equipment, and supplies. “I would like to say thank you on behalf of the WCC Building Construction program for the Lowe’s donation. This money will provide ... Read More

WCC VP of Workforce Development and Community Education graduates as Inaugural Fellow of Appalachian Regional Commission’s Appalachian Leadership Institute

Chris Robinson, VP of Workforce Development & Community Education On November 19, 2020, Chris Robinson, VP of Workforce Development and Community Education, was one of 40 fellows who graduated as the inaugural class of the Appalachian Leadership Institute, a leadership and economic development program sponsored by the Appalachian Regional Commission. Members of the ... Read More

USPOULTRY Foundation awards WCC $7,000 grant

Matthew Greene, WCC Animal Science lead instructor; Tanya Fox, Jennifer Linley, Dr. Jeff Cox, WCC President; Garren Smith, and Brianna Roberts Wilkes Community College’s Applied Animal Science Technology program was awarded a $7,000 grant from the U.S. Poultry and Egg Harold E. Ford Foundation (USPOULTRY) through a gift given in part by Case ... Read More