Jane M. Eastman, assistant professor of anthropology and sociology at Western Carolina University, is the recipient of the C.B. Moore Award presented at the recent 59th annual Southeastern Archaeological Conference held in Biloxi, Miss.
Two members of the physical education program faculty at Western Carolina University received prestigious awards during the annual meeting of the North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance held recently in Greensboro.
Judy H. Dowell, assistant to the chancellor at Western Carolina University for more than 17 years, became only the sixth person in the university’s history to receive one of the institution’s highest honors when the WCU board of trustees presented her with the Trustees’ Award.
Rob Young, Western Carolina University associate professor of geology, has been appointed director of the Helen Patton Environmental Research Center, a 10-acre facility in Macon County that provides opportunities for Western students and faculty to conduct field-based environmental research projects.
Dennis C. Jackson, long-time director of the critically acclaimed lyric theatre program at the University of Colorado, is the first Carolyn Plemmons Phillips and Ben R. Phillips Distinguished Professor in Musical Theatre at Western Carolina University.
Western Carolina University mathematics professor Kathy M.C. Ivey has been named one of the best teachers in The University of North Carolina system, drawing praise from faculty colleagues and students for finding new and different ways to teach the sometimes fear-inducing topic of mathematics.
Western Carolina University faculty member Gayle Houston Miller was honored Thursday (April 12) as one of the best teachers in The University of North Carolina system, drawing praise for the passion and integrity she exhibits in the classroom, and for her interest in teaching "the whole student."
The University of North Carolina Board of Governors gave its approval Friday (Jan. 12) to the appointment of George C. "Chuck" Wooten as Western Carolina University's new vice chancellor for administration and finance.
Robert S. Houghton, associate professor in Western Carolina University's department of elementary and middle grades education, has received national recognition for his expertise in educational technology by being named an "Apple Distinguished Educator" by Apple Computer Inc.