Some of Team USA’s most prominent athletes have chosen not to compete at the summer Olympics because of concern over the Zika virus, but WCU mosquito researcher Brian Byrd says that, although there are risks, he would go to Rio de Janeiro if he had the chance.
Ericka Zimmerman, director of Western Carolina University’s School of Health Sciences and associate professor of athletic training, is being honored for her service to the national board responsible for the certification of athletic trainers.
Carmen Huffman, an associate professor of chemistry at Western Carolina University, says part of what keeps her motivated as a teacher is that her work is ever-changing, always with something new to try to help her students learn. But an even greater motivation for her are the interactions she has with them.
Adriel Hilton, assistant professor and director of Western Carolina University’s Higher Education Student Affairs Program, received an award for his career work from the Southern Association for College Student Affairs at its conference Monday, Nov. 2, in Greenville, South Carolina.