Latest Awards & Recognition

Library of Congress selects WCU senior for summer internship program

In January, Western Carolina University senior Anna Oates began wondering what she would do this summer before heading to graduate school. As she searched for library internships, Oates noticed the Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program. With the deadline to apply just days away, Oates applied for three positions, she recently learned she was chosen to work in the Library Services Music Division.

Nominations sought for WCU’s Mountain Heritage Awards

Western Carolina University is accepting nominations for the Mountain Heritage Award, an honor bestowed annually on one individual and one organization playing a prominent role in researching, preserving and/or interpreting Southern Appalachian history, culture and issues.

Carmen Huffman named recipient of UNC system teaching honor

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.