University Awards and Accolades
Western Carolina University wins recognition, awards and accolades on state, regional and national levels. Recent honors include:
WCU’s College of Business once again is included on the Princeton Review’s list of the best schools in the nation at which to earn a master’s degree in business administration.
Results from an outdoor magazine’s online poll have been tallied, and WCU has been announced as the No. 1 college for outdoor adventure in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.
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.
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.