It’s understandable that Ed Gonzalez felt a little leery about signing up for an English composition course at Western Carolina University. After all, the Cuban-American spent his early childhood in a south Florida household where Spanish was the only language spoken.
A statewide organization of mathematics educators recently bestowed its highest honor on Western Carolina University faculty member Harold Williford in recognition of his 27 years of exemplary service to mathematics education in North Carolina.
A video produced by Western Carolina University’s Office of Public Information and used by the Office of Admissions as part of efforts to recruit new students has won recognition from a national higher education organization.
Robert Godfrey of Asheville, professor of art and former head of the art department at Western Carolina University, is the recipient of a prestigious lifetime achievement award from the Butler Institute of American Art.
Jane M. Eastman, assistant professor of anthropology and sociology at Western Carolina University, is the recipient of the C.B. Moore Award presented at the recent 59th annual Southeastern Archaeological Conference held in Biloxi, Miss.
Two members of the physical education program faculty at Western Carolina University received prestigious awards during the annual meeting of the North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance held recently in Greensboro.
Western Carolina University mathematics professor Kathy M.C. Ivey has been named one of the best teachers in The University of North Carolina system, drawing praise from faculty colleagues and students for finding new and different ways to teach the sometimes fear-inducing topic of mathematics.
Western Carolina University’s nursing graduates have posted one of the state’s top pass rates on a professional licensure examination, according to reports issued by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.