Latest Awards & Recognition

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Barnes named one of UNC system’s top teachers

Julia Ann Barnes (pictured at right), associate professor of mathematics and computer science at Western Carolina University, has been named one of the best teachers in the University of North Carolina system, earning praise for using creative ways to help her students understand difficult mathematical concepts.
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Prospective principals earn high grades on national exam

Graduates of Western Carolina University’s master’s degree program in school administration – the university’s training program for prospective school principals – have once again scored high marks on a national test that indicates how well prepared they are to fill the top leadership positions in North Carolina public schools.