During Western Carolina University’s men’s basketball game Saturday night against The Citadel, the Southern Conference will recognize Channa De Silva, associate professor of chemistry, and Lowell Davis, associate vice chancellor for student success.
Ron Rash, Western Carolina University’s John Parris Distinguished Professor of Appalachian Cultural Studies in the Department of English, will be awarded the 2020 Sidney Lanier Prize for Southern Literature by Mercer University’s Spencer B. King Jr. Center for Southern Studies.
The achievement was determined by a rigorous review and awarded by the National Council for Teachers of English and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, the only such program to do so in North Carolina.
More than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students are currently enrolled in WCU online degree programs. The university has been consistently ranked among the highest in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, now in the ninth year of collecting data from distance education providers.
Dan Grube and Heidi Turlington were recognized and several students won awards during a gathering of the North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance and Sport Management.