Latest Awards & Recognition

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Prospective principals earn high grades on national exam

Graduates of Western Carolina University’s master’s degree program in school administration – the university’s training program for prospective school principals – have once again scored high marks on a national test that indicates how well prepared they are to fill the top leadership positions in North Carolina public schools.
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WCU receives $362K economic development grant

The Institute for the Economy and the Future at Western Carolina University is the recipient of a $362,060 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to develop a training program to assist local officials in adopting a more regional approach to economic development strategies.
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WCU’s Gurney Chambers earns education honor

Gurney Chambers, dean emeritus of the College of Education and Allied Professions at Western Carolina University, is recipient of the Dr. James H. Stiltner Distinguished Service Award presented by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement.