Western Carolina University is accepting nominations for the Mountain Heritage Awards, an honor bestowed annually on one individual and one organization playing a prominent role in researching, preserving and/or interpreting Southern Appalachian history, culture and issues.
Western Carolina University had the second-highest rate of student voter turnout for the 2016 general election among North Carolina colleges, according to a new study from Common Cause. WCU also was first in a voter engagement competition among Southern Conference universities.
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, 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.
Western Carolina University’s Center for Career and Professional Development was awarded a $100,000 grant from the State Employees’ Credit Union foundation board, which will be used to fund the SECU Summer Fellows Internship Program.
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.