More than 200 students from the western half of North Carolina will have their voices heard on a variety of issues facing local, state and federal governments when they convene in a youth assembly Saturday, March 20, in Asheville.
Relocation of Western Carolina University’s nursing education programs to the Haynes Center on the Enka campus of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College will help ensure a supply of well-qualified nurses to meet the growing health care needs of Western North Carolina.
The people of Western North Carolina, whose livelihoods have been rocked by the loss of thousands of traditional manufacturing jobs, will increasingly depend upon Western Carolina University to help solve economic and social hardships, and the university stands poised to serve.
Dozens of community leaders joined Western Carolina University Chancellor John W. Bardo and university faculty and staff for recent roundtable discussions in Hendersonville (June 12) and Murphy (June 13). “Western is making a significant effort to reposition itself as an engaged university,” the chancellor said, “and that means looking for ways to define problems and find solutions in cooperation with the communities we serve.”
Western Carolina University won rave reviews from a member of The University of North Carolina Board of Governors for recent efforts to assist Western North Carolina by providing its people with skills necessary for meaningful employment in the information age and by seeking to attract high-technology companies into the region.
About 30 community college representatives from across Western North Carolina gathered Wednesday, Feb. 26, to discuss ways to simplify the transfer process for their students interesting in pursuing four-year degrees in teacher education at Western Carolina University.
Western North Carolina has not been given the tools it needs to take its “rightful place” in the economy of North Carolina, the president pro tem of the N.C. Senate told a group at Western Carolina University on Friday (Feb. 21.)
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.