Wilkes Community College’s Wilkes Campus donates face shields to local healthcare providers

In response to the increasing shortage of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for healthcare providers during the COVID-19 pandemic and the desire to help his local community, Bryan Hartzog, WCC lead CNC instructor at the Wilkes Campus, obtained the template and began making face shields for healthcare providers in Wilkes County. Hartzog shared the template with ... Read More

Adrienne Louise Necessary Scholarship recipients named

l-r: Mark Cook, J.F. Cook Foundation representative, Melissa Pennell, Kimberly Kovach, and Allison Phillips, VP of Institutional Advancement; Executive Director, WCC Foundation. Melissa Pennell, a first-year nursing student who graduated from West Wilkes High School and Kimberly Kovach, a first-year nursing student who graduated from Wilkes Central High School have been named recipients ... Read More

WCC appoints 2019-2020 Student Ambassadors

Back row l-r: Cody Lamkin, Brian Foster, and Breanna Laws Front row l-r: WCC Program Advisor, Morgan Staley, Cody Hartley, and Angela Torres Not pictured: Hailey Hogan Wilkes Community College appointed six students to the Student Ambassadors Program for the 2019-2020 school year. Morgan Staley, Coordinator of Recruiting serves as the program advisor. The following ... Read More

WCC holds 53rd Commencement Ceremony on Tuesday, May 14

Wilkes Community College’s 53rd Annual Commencement Ceremony took place on Tuesday, May 14, in the John A. Walker Community Center on the Wilkes Campus. Two ceremonies were held. The Health Sciences Division and Applied Career Technologies Division graduates participated in the 4 p.m. ceremony. The Arts & Sciences Division and the Business & Public Service ... Read More

WCC represented at 43rd Annual National Collegiate Landscape Competition at Colorado State University

Front Row L-R: James Phillips, Janine Severt, Donna Riddle-WCC Horticulture instructor, Chance Cleary, Jim King, Frank Blevins-WCC Animal Science/Horticulture instructor, Noah Hudler and Jacob Cook. Back Row L-R: Dustin Lopez, Morgan Blevins and Andrew Myers. Wilkes Community College students and faculty attended the 43rd Annual National Collegiate Landscape Competition held at Colorado State University on ... Read More

Wilkes Community College Program Advisory Committees kickoff 2018-2019

Preparation, relevance and improvement were the themes weaving through conversations during Wilkes Community College’s Program Advisory Committees kickoff event on Wednesday, October 23, at the Walker Center on the Wilkes Campus. Advisory committee members and WCC faculty, staff and administrators took part in the discussions. Program Advisory Committees are an essential link between the area’s ... Read More

Wilkes Community College hosts Expand Wilkes Apprenticeship program meeting

In conjunction with National Apprenticeship Week, Wilkes County Schools and Wilkes Community College will be hosting an informational meeting for industry and businesses in Wilkes County that have an interest in starting an apprenticeship program in 2019. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 14 at the Wilkes County Board of Education Board Room from ... Read More

Wilkes Community College opens University Transfer office

Hundreds of students transfer each year from Wilkes Community College (WCC) to Appalachian State University (APPState) to complete their bachelor’s degrees. The two institutions enjoy a longstanding and strong partnership of serving students who want to begin their degree at WCC and finish at APPState. Building on the success of the Jump Start Appalachian program, ... Read More

WCC instructors complete CORE training

Sixteen WCC instructors completed a semester of professional development entitled CORE (Collaborative Online Reflection Experience) during spring 2018. CORE is focused on best practices in online teaching, and CORE sessions are led by WCC online instructors who serve as Peer Mentors. Spring 2018 Peer Mentors were Darrell Finney, Donna Brooks, Kim Perkins, MaryBeth Knight, Ashe, ... Read More

Wilkes Community College brings home 34 gold medals from Statewide SkillsUSA Competition

Wilkes Community College students led the state in overall medal counts at the 53rd Annual SkillsUSA North Carolina Leadership and Skills Conference on April 18-20, 2018, in Greensboro. The event drew over 3,500 students, instructors, industry members and volunteers. Nearly 2,500 high school and postsecondary students competed in over 78 different skills and leadership contests. ... Read More