Thanks to her tireless efforts to promote student voting, along with helping Western Carolina University secure an early voting site, North Carolina Campus Compact has named junior Joanna Woodson as one of its Community Impact Award winners.
A Student Democracy Coalition survey of Western Carolina University students this week shows Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton with a strong lead over Republican Donald Trump among student voters at the University of North Carolina’s westernmost campus.
For the eighth consecutive year, Western Carolina University has been named as an institution of higher education that provides exemplary community service and civic engagement, both on and off campus. WCU is listed in the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, announced recently at the annual conference of the American Council on Education in Washington, D.C.
Betty Plemmons of Asheville had a lifelong dream of riding in a hot air balloon. Thanks to a couple of Western Carolina University students involved with Beyond Clinic Walls, a multidisciplinary group of students working with the elderly, Plemmons and her husband, Glen, managed to realize that dream recently.
Junior Western Carolina University transfer student Joanna Woodson has become a rising star in politics and social activism. This spring, Woodson rallied students at Western Carolina to vote, earning the campus recognition when WCU students turned out to vote at a higher rate than the general voting population. She found herself in the headlines again when her efforts landed WCU an on-campus early voting precinct — a rare triumph for campuses looking to increase political participation.
Western Carolina University’s ongoing effort get out the vote for the November election continues to gain momentum, now with added strength as part of the national Campus Vote Project and the Andrew Goodman Foundation’s Vote Everywhere project.
It took awhile for Joanna Woodson to discover her true passion in life. But three universities and year and a half in the workplace later, Woodson has found her purpose, along with a home, at Western Carolina University.
Western Carolina University’s ongoing collaboration with Samaritan’s Feet, a humanitarian group dedicated to distributing shoes to impoverished communities around the world, recently took five students to South Africa for a first-hand service-learning experience.
Western Carolina University students turned out for the March 15 North Carolina primary at a higher rate than the general voting population and all but one other college in the state. For the November general election, there’s a concerted effort to be No. 1.
When Western Carolina University alumnus Greg Boothroyd of Haywood County issued a call for donations of soccer equipment for an upcoming church mission trip to Jamaica, the women’s soccer program at his alma mater answered.