During his recent visit to Asheville and Buncombe County, Western Carolina Chancellor John Bardo talked with high school students about their college plans and told community leaders and county government officials about Western's effort to promote economic development throughout the region.
A longtime dean and a former trustee were awarded honorary doctorates in recognition of their dedicated service to Western Carolina University and a Gaston County woman received a major alumni award as the university held spring commencement exercises Saturday (May 8.)
The results are in from a comprehensive scientific sampling of residents of the 23 westernmost counties of North Carolina, and researchers at Western Carolina University’s Center for Regional Development say they found some surprises in their examination of the region’s economic, social and political trends.
Western Carolina University’s Delta Zeta chapter of the Phi Beta Delta honor society for international scholars is recipient of the Southeast Regional Best Chapter Award, presented recently at the 2004 Phi Beta Delta conference in Washington, D.C.
Western Carolina University senior Danielle Elizabeth Hochstetter of Charlotte has been chosen to receive a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship, and will spend 13 months in South Korea teaching English as a foreign language.
A series of collaborative programs offered by Western Carolina University and Pardee Hospital to help the growing population of senior citizens in Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina enjoy longer, healthier lives has been recognized as among the best geriatric practices in the Southeast.
Students studying tourism and hospitality management at Western Carolina University are gathering historical information that could lead to the creation of a Heritage Walk for the nearby Jackson County town of Dillsboro.
Here’s one professor whose research truly has gone to the dogs. Hal Herzog, professor of psychology at Western Carolina University, had long wondered why people choose the types of dogs they select for pets.