Latest Awards & Recognition

WCU named to President’s Community Service Honor Roll again

For the eighth consecutive year, Western Carolina University has been named as an institution of higher education that provides exemplary community service and civic engagement, both on and off campus. WCU is listed in the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, announced recently at the annual conference of the American Council on Education in Washington, D.C.

WCU’s Special Collections receives Cherokee language version of ‘Charlotte’s Web’

Special Collections at Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library recently received a gift of a Cherokee language version of E.B. White’s classic children’s book “Charlotte’s Web.” In turn, WCU presented the New Kituwah Academy, a Cherokee immersion school, with card games for learning Cherokee pronouns and a Cherokee language board game, created by graphic design students and produced by the university’s print shop.
WCU’s David A. Shapiro (left) is congratulated by Board of Governors Chairman W. Louis Bissette Jr. and UNC system President Margaret Spellings after receiving his honor at the board’s meeting Friday, May 27.

WCU professor earns UNC Board of Governors’ highest faculty honor

David A. Shapiro, the Robert Lee Madison Distinguished Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Western Carolina University, was honored Friday, May 27, by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors with the 2016 Oliver Max Gardner Award, the highest honor the board presents to faculty of the 17-campus system.