Lowell Davis, Western Carolina University’s assistant vice chancellor for student success, always has had a passion for helping former foster youth, former orphans, emancipated youth and other non-traditional college students.
Officials from Western Carolina University and Isothermal Community College recently gathered to sign an articulation agreement designed to ease the transition for ICC students wanting to study in WCU’s newly expanded bachelor’s degree program in hospitality and tourism offered in the Asheville area.
Western Carolina University will hold commencement exercises Saturday, Dec. 17, to honor its fall graduating class and a group of newly minted WCU alumni who were awarded degrees after this year’s summer school sessions.
Six new students are enrolled in the RN to BSN Rural Education and Support scholarship program at Western Carolina University this fall as the university and Mission Health in Asheville continue their partnership to improve the quality of nursing care in rural Western North Carolina by increasing the number of baccalaureate-degree prepared nurses.
Novels written by a Western Carolina University professor and by his former student are among the 147 titles in the running for the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award, widely acknowledged as one of the top – and most lucrative – honors in the publishing world.
The purple side of Western Carolina University’s traditional purple and gold colors will be much more in prominence at the university’s fall commencement ceremonies as students receiving bachelor’s degrees will be switching from wearing mostly black to predominately purple academic regalia.