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.
Jane M. Eastman, assistant professor of anthropology and sociology at Western Carolina University, is the recipient of the C.B. Moore Award presented at the recent 59th annual Southeastern Archaeological Conference held in Biloxi, Miss.
Two members of the physical education program faculty at Western Carolina University received prestigious awards during the annual meeting of the North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance held recently in Greensboro.
Western Carolina University conferred degrees on approximately 400 students and recognized a Western North Carolina business legend with an honorary doctorate as the university held fall commencement exercises Saturday (Dec. 14.)
It was 1952, and the United States was embroiled in the Korean War when a young veteran from an earlier conflict, World War II, stepped forward at the August commencement ceremonies at Western Carolina Teachers College to accept the first graduate degree handed out in the institution’s history.