The Western Carolina University Board of Trustees has approved David Hudson, associate dean of WCU’s College of Health and Human Sciences, to hold the title of Western Carolina University Distinguished Professor of Physical Therapy.
An entrepreneur who became nationally known for his appearances on NBC’s “The Apprentice” told a group of Western Carolina University students who excelled in their academic work last spring semester that they now need to rise to an even higher level and live with “courageous leadership.”
The academic success of 1,244 Western Carolina University students who were named to the chancellor’s list for spring semester 2017 will be celebrated during the annual Chancellor’s Awards and Reception set for 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.
A long-running partnership between Western Carolina University and Mission Health System to improve the quality of health care in Western North Carolina reached a milestone recently when the federal government awarded a $1.3 million grant to boost the readiness of students graduating from WCU’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program.
Beth Wall-Bassett, Western Carolina University associate professor of nutrition and dietetics, is one of two members of the North Carolina Campus Compact network to be selected to a one-year term as an Engaged Faculty Scholar.
The Wall Street Journal published a news story and accompanying rankings based on a national exam that listed WCU as second best among U.S. colleges and universities in helping students gain critical thinking skills.
Jeffrey Ray, dean of Western Carolina University’s College of Engineering and Technology, was recognized by the American Society for Engineering Education for his outstanding service to engineering technology education.