Latest Awards & Recognition

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WCU receives grant for online education program

Western Carolina University’s College of Education and Allied Professions recently received a $212,000 grant from the University of North Carolina General Administration for its “2+2 E-Learning” initiative to help satisfy the state’s need for mathematics and science teachers.
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Student Jennie Dowdle awarded Rotary scholarship

Western Carolina University junior Jennie V. Dowdle of Franklin (pictured) has been named recipient of the Rotary Foundation’s Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarship and will spend the first three months of 2008 studying Spanish at a school in Costa Rica.
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Barnes named one of UNC system’s top teachers

Julia Ann Barnes (pictured at right), associate professor of mathematics and computer science at Western Carolina University, has been named one of the best teachers in the University of North Carolina system, earning praise for using creative ways to help her students understand difficult mathematical concepts.