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.
University Awards and Accolades
Western Carolina University wins recognition, awards and accolades on state, regional and national levels. Recent honors include:
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.”
WCU has earned accolades from guides to higher education for the affordability of its online programs and in recognition of the impact of its teacher education programs.
WCU’s Health and Human Sciences Building has become the university’s first structure to be LEED-certified in recognition of its energy-efficient and environmentally friendly features.
A book published recently by the Princeton Review education services company lists the college as among the nation’s best schools at which to earn a degree in business.
Two online guides to higher education say the university is among North Carolina schools providing students with the highest return on their educational investments.
Think College, a program of the Institute for Community Inclusion in Boston, profiled the University Participant Program at WCU in a recent publication titled “Profiles and Promising Practices in Higher Education for Students with Intellectual Disability.”