James Contratto, assistant director for programs at Western Carolina University’s A.K. Hinds University Center, has won a regional New Professional Award for 2007 from the Association of College Unions International.
A Western Carolina University faculty member was honored Tuesday (Dec. 4) for assistance he has provided to Western North Carolina municipal leaders as they deliberated the long-term management of their towns’ watersheds.
The North Carolina Literary and Historical Association awarded the 2007 Roanoke-Chowan Prize for Poetry to Catherine Carter, director of Western Carolina University’s English education program, for “The Memory of Gills,” her first published book of poetry.
Western Carolina University, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and the Jackson County Department of Public Health are partners in the first project in the nation funded through a $417 million federal effort to expand health care access to rural America through the creation of broadband “telehealth” networks in 42 states and three U.S. territories.
The student team called “Almost Perfect Strangers” narrowly won Western Carolina University’s first College Bowl tournament earlier this month and is preparing for regional championships to be held at Virginia Tech in February.
Western Carolina University’s efforts to ensure that students are fully engaged in the process of learning, both in and out of the classroom, earned high marks on a national survey measuring the quality of undergraduate education based upon student involvement with their studies, professors and campus communities.