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Wilkes Community College loans ventilators to local hospitals

With medical professionals facing shortages of critical resources to fight COVID-19, Wilkes Community College has stepped up to help by loaning six ventilators to the three hospitals in their service area of Wilkes, Ashe, and Alleghany counties. Each facility has received two ventilators. “Another round of thanks and appreciation to WCC – specifically to your ... Read More

WCC Ashe Campus makes 3D-printed face shields for healthcare workers

With protective masks and face shields in short supply, Chris Kearley, an applied engineering instructor at Wilkes Community College’s Ashe Campus, is using modern technology to make 3D-printed face shields to help local healthcare providers stay safe. Inspired by a story he read on the internet and his desire to help, Kearley received approval from ... Read More

Recipients of Chris Austin Memorial Scholarship at WCC announced

Wilkes Community College congratulates the following 2019-2020 Chris Austin Memorial Scholarship recipients. Aravak Hakobian – a homeschooled student, is in his first year at WCC and plans to transfer to a four-year university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in musical performance. He plans to start his own music production company and make custom guitars. Hannah ... Read More

Wilkes Community College Honors 2019 Volunteers Angela Bond Named Volunteer of the Year

On Thursday, March 5, Wilkes Community College hosted the 29th Annual Volunteer Recognition Reception to celebrate the contribution volunteers make to the success of the college. Approximately 150 guests enjoyed the food, fellowship, and festivities of the evening. Volunteers assist in many areas of the college including various departments and boards, MerleFest and the Walker ... Read More

The Walker Center presents The Haggard Brothers Tribute to Merle Haggard with special guest Emi Sunshine

The Walker Center, on the campus of Wilkes Community College, will present The Haggard Brothers Tribute to Merle Haggard with special guest Emi Sunshine on Friday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. This performance is sponsored by Wells Fargo. The sons of Merle Haggard are carrying on their father’s legacy with a tour dedicated to his ... Read More

WCC signs agreement with WGU North Carolina for an online bachelor’s degree completion program

Wilkes Community College and WGU North Carolina, an affiliate of national online nonprofit Western Governors University, have entered into a partnership that will facilitate an online bachelor’s degree completion program for WCC students. WCC President, Dr. Jeff Cox stated, “Wilkes Community College is proud to be expanding this partnership with Western Governors University. We are ... Read More

SkillsUSA Region 7 Rally & Career Showcase largest in NC history

Over 1,250 high school students, advisors, and industry partners attended this year’s rally held on the Wilkes Community College campus, Monday, February 24, 2020. This year’s event was the largest in our history of hosting the regional rally,” says Hardin Kennedy, SkillsUSA advisor/event coordinator, with over 650 students competing in the skills contests.” There were ... Read More

Startup Northwest NC Launches to Support Entrepreneurs

To fuel the entrepreneurial spirit in our region, Wilkes Community College (WCC) has partnered with several local agencies to launch Startup Northwest NC, an online portal connecting entrepreneurs in Wilkes, Ashe, and Alleghany Counties with resources, trainings, connections, and inspiration. The official launch of Startup Northwest NC will be celebrated on March 10, 2020, 6:00 ... Read More

WCC Foundation hosts Valentine Gala

The Wilkes Community College Foundation hosted a Valentine’s Gala on Saturday, February 15, in the Lakey Ballroom at the John A. Walker Community Center. Proceeds from the event netted approximately $17,000, which will support the new Keys to Success Scholarship Program Campaign. The goal of the campaign is to raise funds to support two new ... Read More

Miss North Carolina Pageant to Award Scholarship to WCC Foundation

The North Carolina Educational Scholarship Foundation, Inc. has awarded Wilkes Community College Foundation a gift of $1,500. The gift is unrestricted and is made in recognition of Wilkes Community College’s work in providing degree and certificate education in a rapidly changing labor market. The award will be presented on Wednesday, March 4. The North Carolina ... Read More