Record enrollments at Western Carolina University in recent years have produced corresponding increases in graduating students, and now university officials have set a strategy of holding three spring commencement ceremonies as a way to deal with crowd capacity issues at Ramsey Regional Activity Center.
Plans are under way for the 2010 edition of the Western Carolina University Alumni Directory, and representatives of Harris Connect soon will be contacting WCU alumni seeking updated information for the popular resource book.
Western Carolina University’s master’s degree program in social work has received full accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education, a nonprofit national association that is recognized as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the nation.
The American Society for Engineering Education has appointed Ken Burbank, head of the department of engineering and technology at Western Carolina University, to serve as an interim director of the national Engineering Technology Council.
Western Carolina University will receive $420,000 in federal funding over three years to develop a center that synergizes and expands efforts at WCU to help innovators and companies transform their ideas into marketable products.
Five newly elected members of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors, and one almost-new member of the board, visited Western Carolina University recently to learn about university initiatives from Chancellor John W. Bardo and tour the campus.