Programs in the colleges of Business, Education and Allied Professions, Arts and Sciences, and Health and Human Sciences have received notification of reaccreditation from a variety of agencies that conduct in-depth examinations of the programs’ quality and effectiveness.
David A. Shapiro, the Robert Lee Madison Distinguished Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Western Carolina University, is among this year’s recipients of the most prestigious honor bestowed by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Pamela DeGraffenreid, director of the Western Carolina University Bookstore and vice chair of the University of North Carolina System’s Staff Assembly, is the 2017 recipient of the Thomas W. Ross Visionary Leader Award.
Three Western Carolina University alumni were recognized for their achievements and a former chair of the WCU Board of Trustees received one of the highest honors bestowed by the university, the Distinguished Service Award, as part of Homecoming activities on campus.
Retired banking executive and former chair of the WCU Board of Trustees F. Edward Broadwell Jr. and wife Donna Allsbrook Broadwell have made a commitment to WCU’s fundraising campaign to the tune of $1 million for scholarships.
The inaugural beneficiary of an educational award program sponsored by Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital is now on the job serving patients at Harris Regional Hospital Urgent Care Center, in the Walmart Plaza in Sylva, after completing the nurse practitioner program at Western Carolina University.