A two-year $95,000 grant from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation will help Western Carolina University enhance efforts to improve the retention rate of first-year teachers in seven western North Carolina school systems.
Mimi Fenton, associate professor of English at Western Carolina University, has been named recipient of an Outstanding Teacher Award for 2006 by the South Atlantic Association of Departments of English.
A Gaston County student is the first recipient of the newly created Malcolm J. Loughlin Scholarship, which was presented Thursday, May 4, as part of the induction ceremony for new members of the Mu Epsilon chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda national honor society for nontraditional students.
A video produced by Western Carolina University's Office of Public Relations and a special project by Western's Office of Development recently won recognition from a national higher education organization.
Craig Buchner and his father didn't say much during their weekends in upstate New York checking spigots on sugar maples, chopping wood and boiling sap to make syrup, but the Western Carolina University student found comfort just spending time with his dad.
“High Mountains Rising: Appalachia in Time and Place,” a book co-edited by Western Carolina University history professor H. Tyler Blethen, is the 2005 winner of the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award from the Western North Carolina Historical Association.
The Radio Advertising Bureau recently announced that Don Connelly, director of the electronic media program at Western Carolina University, has achieved the designation of Certified Radio Marketing Consultant.