Western Carolina University political science student Chris Douglas was recently awarded the “best undergraduate paper” prize for his essay presented at the North Carolina Political Science Association conference.
When a big-time publishing firm asked Western Carolina University faculty member Brian Railsback to edit an encyclopedia about legendary American writer John Steinbeck, the longtime Steinbeck fan jumped at the chance.
“The World Made Straight,” the latest novel by Ron Rash, the Parris Distinguished Professor of Appalachian Culture at Western Carolina University, is one of the nation’s top 10 books for teenage readers.
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.
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.
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.