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WCC and Tyson launch Upward Academy for Tyson employees

Upward Academy, a collaborative effort between Tyson Foods Inc. and Wilkes Community College (WCC), recently launched adult education classes for Tyson team members at the company’s facilities in Wilkesboro. Nearly 180 team members are now attending classes in high school equivalency (GED) and English language communication skills. The scale of this undertaking required planning and [...]

Wilkes Community College Announces “Robert L. Strickland Career Coach Program” following $1.1 Million Donation

One of the founding members of the Wilkes Community College Board of Trustees, Robert L. Strickland and his wife, Elizabeth M. Strickland, have given $1.1 million to Wilkes Community College to support the launch of the “Robert L. Strickland Career Coach Program” in area high schools. The career coach program is an initiative of Wilkes [...]

Walker Center Christmas Tree dazzles with 10,000 lights

Wilkes Community College ushered in the holiday season on Tuesday, November 20, by trimming its majestic 16-foot Lakey Ballroom Christmas tree at the John A. Walker Community Center. Volunteers Nila Johnston, Aileen Bentley, Arnold Lakey, Mona McRae, Linda Farthing, Beth Wedding, Gail Lane, June Hege, Susan Phillips, Mary Beth Phillips, Angela Bond and Jane Lyon [...]

The Walker Center presents “Deep in the Heart of Christmas” with The Texas Tenors on December 6

The Walker Center, on the campus of Wilkes Community College, will present Deep in the Heart of Christmas with The Texas Tenors on Thursday, December 6, at 7:30 p.m. This performance is sponsored by the Hampton Inn of Wilkesboro, Holiday Inn Express of Wilkesboro, and visitwilkesboronc.com. Since their whirlwind debut on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, [...]

Student Ambassadors program names 2018-2019 members

Wilkes Community College appointed nine students to the Student Ambassadors program for the 2018-2019 school year. Britt Church, director of Recruiting and Andrea Gimlin, director of Marketing serve as program advisors. The 2018-2019 student ambassadors are: Jim Alkema of Statesville is pursuing a degree in Applied Science based in Horticulture Technology and plans to complete [...]

WCC congratulates Phlebotomy graduates

Wilkes Community College congratulates its recent phlebotomy program graduates taught by instructor Annette Church. The graduates are Kayla Bentley, Alexander County; Emily Leonhardt, Alexander County; Breana Lozano, Wilkes County; and Erica Sexton, Wilkes County.   L-R: Kayla Bentley, Breana Lozano, Erica Sexton, and Emily Leonhardt.

Wilkes Community College holds dedication and ribbon cutting for the Tyson Foods Sustainable Animal Science Lab

Tyson Foods, Inc. contributed a $104,747 grant for Wilkes Community College (WCC) to build a sustainable animal science lab that offers students the opportunity to develop skills in automated animal science management, poultry production, and the use of sustainable energy sources. A dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony was held on November 12, 2018. Allison Phillips, [...]