WCC Receives $250,000 Donation for Strickland Career Coach Program

Wilkes Community College (WCC) is pleased to announce a $250,000 donation from Mrs. Elizabeth M. “Betty” Strickland for the continued support of the Robert L. Strickland Career Coach Program through the 2022-2023 academic year. The program is named in honor of Robert L. “Bob” Strickland, who served as the Chairman of Lowes Companies, Inc. for ... Read More

WCC Foundation participates in #GivingTuesdayNow to raise funds for the Doc Watson Student Emergency Fund

The Wilkes Community College Foundation is responding to meet the needs of our students through the Doc Watson Student Emergency Fund and participating in #GivingTuesdayNow. #GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity, set to take place on May 5, 2020, as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. The day is designed to drive an influx of ... 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

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

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

WCC Foundation Executive Director receives Distinguished Service Award

Allison Phillips, Executive Director of WCC Foundation, VP of Institutional Advancement Allison Phillips, WCC VP of Institutional Advancement, Executive Director, WCC Foundation received the NC CORD Distinguished Service Award at the 2019 NC CORD annual conference held at Wrightsville Beach. Phillips has been a member of NC CORD since 2013 and has served ... Read More

Ashe native gives back to the community through support of WCC’s Ashe Campus Expansion

Ashe County native, Martin (Marty) Messer, Vice President of Customer Care at Elastic has made a generous donation in support of WCC’s Ashe Campus Expansion campaign. In recognition and in honor of Mr. Messer’s generosity, the existing Ashe Campus facility will be named Messer Hall. Marty Messer was born and raised in Ashe County. His ... Read More

Watauga-Ashe-Wilkes Scholarship Endowment awards $5,000 to Wilkes Community College

The Watauga-Ashe-Wilkes Scholarship Endowment recently awarded $5,000 to Wilkes Community College to use for student scholarships during the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship is awarded to students who are residents of Watauga, Ashe, or Wilkes counties and maintain a 2.5 GPA. The WAW Scholarship Endowment, established in 2001, aims to give students an educational opportunity ... Read More

Skyline/SkyBest Supports WCC Ashe Campus Campaign

Front row l-r: WCC Board member Hobie Davis, Allison Phillips, WCC Foundation executive director; Dr. Jeff Cox, WCC president; SkyLine President R.C. Mitchell, SkyLine/SkyBest CEO Kim Shepherd, SkyLine Board members Sharon Kasel, D.C. Smith and Jerry Roten. Back row l-r: Chris Robinson, WCC Ashe Campus director; SkyBest Board members Haskell McGuire and Dennis Gambill; SkyLine ... Read More