Recognition of undergraduate students sporting perfect GPAs for their college careers, the awarding of an honorary doctorate to a revered Cherokee elder, and an address by one of the University of North Carolina system’s top teachers were among the highlights from a trio of spring commencement ceremonies held at Western Carolina University.
Students from Western Carolina University’s Natural Resource Conservation and Management Program are compiling and analyzing data they collected at the site of a wildfire that scorched part of the Dick’s Creek drainage area near Dillsboro last fall.
Students, faculty and staff from across the Western Carolina University community were recognized at the 13th annual Service-Learning Awards program held April 20 in the conference room at Blue Ridge Hall.
Mark A. Kossick, Western Carolina University professor of nursing and anesthesia simulation education coordinator at WCU’s Biltmore Park instructional site, was the featured speaker at a conference held in Las Vegas on April 24.
Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will host an edible plants workshop with biologist Jeff Gottlieb as part of its ongoing Appalachian Living craft and skills series from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 7.
Burgin Mackey, a freshman environmental health major at Western Carolina University, has been selected to serve as the post-secondary/collegiate representative for the state association of the Health Occupations Students of America.
Santiago García-Castañón, professor of Spanish in WCU’s Department of World Languages, recently returned from Bulgaria where he presented the lecture “Miguel de Cervantes y su mundo” and a reading of his poetry as a guest speaker at the University of Sofia.