Sgt. Jacob Deal of the Western Carolina University Police Department is recipient of the University of North Carolina system’s Officer of the Year Award for Outstanding and Exceptional Service in recognition of his work in campus outreach activities, including those focusing on sexual assault prevention.
Only one team of college- or university-based emergency telecommunicators in the world has achieved accreditation as an “Emergency Medical Dispatch Center of Excellence” from the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch, and that team works at Western Carolina University.
Poet and novelist Ron Rash, who holds the John and Dorothy Parris Distinguished Professorship in Appalachian Cultural Studies at Western Carolina University, is recipient of a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship for 2017.
Western Carolina University’s Division of Information Technology has been recognized for the fifth consecutive year by HDI, a global IT service and technical support association, as one of the top 50 performers in that field based on customer satisfaction.
Brandon Gerringer always has been interested in nature, which is why he came to Western Carolina University to study biology. But it was only in the last year the senior developed a love for photography.
Western Carolina University has been recognized as a “voter friendly campus” while student and faculty organizers who worked toward active participation during the 2016 election received numerous honors for their civic engagement.