Duke Power Co.’s donation to Western Carolina University of a collection of documents, artifacts and several thousand photographs relating to the operation of Nantahala Power & Light Co. were recognized with a reception on Monday, Feb. 17, in WCU’s Hunter Library.
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.
To about 150 business and government leaders from Mitchell, Yancey and Avery counties, at first it may have seemed a rather unusual dessert item for a luncheon address, but the several dozen doughnuts distributed Friday, Jan. 31, by Western Carolina University Chancellor John W. Bardo were more than just a tasty treat.
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.
Western Carolina University’s Black Theatre Ensemble is the recipient of a $3,270 grant from the Gannett Foundation to assist in the expansion of the organization’s mission of sharing the African-American experience through performance.
The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce has contributed $20,000 to Western Carolina University to help deserving students from Jackson County who want to obtain their college educations without going far from home.
Hendersonville businessman Thomas Apodaca, elected in November to represent North Carolina’s 48th Senate District, has resigned his position as secretary of the Western Carolina University board of trustees.
North Carolina is taking steps to attract prospective teachers from across the country to help address a severe shortage of public school teachers by making it more affordable for out-of-state students to cross the state line for the training necessary for careers in education.
Recognizing the need for increasingly sophisticated training for the next generation of emergency and disaster responders, Western Carolina University will begin offering the first bachelor’s degree program in emergency management available in North Carolina and most surrounding Southeastern states.
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.