WCC Foundation celebrates GivingTuesday by raising funds for their 2020 Rooted in Care and Determination Campaign

This GivingTuesday, December 1, 2020, in light of the challenges that many of our students are facing during this pandemic and in the true spirit of giving, the WCC Foundation is asking that individuals pay it forward and donate to the WCC Annual Fund drive and be a part of our 2020 Rooted in Care ... Read More

Henry Moore Scholarship Golf Classic

Wilkes Community College Foundation’s 37th Annual Henry Moore Scholarship Golf Classic was held on Thursday, November 5, 2020. There were 97 players participating. Proceeds from the tournament totaled over $46,000 and will provide scholarships to students who participate in the WCC Step Up Leadership program. Window World, Inc. was lead sponsor for the tournament held ... Read More

SkyLine Membership Corporation contributes to Telework Expansion Initiative of Northwest N.C.

Through a collaborative partnership with Wilkes Community College, SkyLine Membership Corporation has contributed $5,000 toward the Telework Expansion Initiative of Northwest North Carolina. Ashe, Alleghany, and Wilkes counties are the center of an initiative led by Wilkes Community College (WCC) to build a regional strategy to leverage high-speed broadband for the economic growth and opportunity ... Read More

WCC VP of Institutional Advancement jumps with U.S. Army Golden Knights

l-r: Staff Sergeant Ryan Reis, U.S. Army and Allison Phillips, WCC VP of Institutional Advancement WCC VP of Institutional Advancement, Allison Phillips recently took part in a jump with the U.S. Army Golden Knights. The United States Army Parachute Team, nicknamed the Golden Knights, is a demonstration and competition parachute team of the ... Read More

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