The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education has decided to continue accreditation of all teacher education programs offered by Western Carolina University’s College of Education and Allied Professions.
Western Carolina University student Christopher John Bochicchio, a junior from Weaverville, is one of 12 college students from across the nation chosen to participate in a Research Experience for Undergraduates program sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
For the second consecutive year, Western Carolina University’s master’s degree program in physical therapy has earned a perfect score on the profession’s national licensing examination, with 100 percent of test-takers from Western’s program passing on their first attempt.
Western Carolina University has received a grant of $331,416 for a project with five Western North Carolina public school systems that is designed to broaden the knowledge and skills of teacher mentors and improve the retention rate of new teachers in North Carolina.
The first phase of a federally funded fiber-optic cable network designed to bring affordable, high-speed Internet access to Western North Carolina is now in place, a development hailed by Western Carolina University Chancellor John W. Bardo as “a seminal event in the region’s history.”
Western Carolina University will bestow honorary doctorates on two current Asheville residents, and present a major alumni award to an Asheville native, as the university holds spring commencement exercises Saturday, May 10.