WCU’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center was recently included on a list of “The 25 Most Amazing University Performing Arts Centers” by BestValueSchools.com.
University Awards and Accolades
Western Carolina University wins recognition, awards and accolades on state, regional and national levels. Recent honors include:
WCU’s online bachelor’s degree program in criminal justice has received a top national ranking in affordability from the distance education information website GetEducated.com.
The university has advanced to the championship round in Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine’s annual competition to name the best outdoor adventure school in the region. (SEE THE VIDEO)
WCU’s online bachelor’s degree programs have been listed among the nation’s best options for veterans in a set of rankings released recently by U.S. News & World Report.
Western Carolina University may have lost the head-to-head Battle of the Plug energy savings competition against Appalachian State University but has emerged a winner in the associated Campus Conservation Nationals competition.
For the fourth consecutive year, Western Carolina University has been listed by The Princeton Review as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in North America.
James Scifers, a member of the faculty since 2003, has been named recipient of the North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association’s Educator of the Year Award for 2014.
The University of North Carolina Association of Student Governments has bestowed its William C. Friday Lifetime Achievement Award on retired interim provost Beth Tyson Lofquist.
WCU’s Annette Debo has been honored as a premier teacher in the University of North Carolina system in recognition of a teaching style that emphasizes listening to her students.
The university leads all of North Carolina’s institutions of higher education in the new U.S. News & World Report list of schools offering the “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.”