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.
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.