Jeanne Dorle, assistant professor in the department of management and international business at Western Carolina University, has been named the Fulbright Research Chair in Project Management at the University of Quebec.
Two of Western Carolina University's high-achieving students recently paddled their kayaks to top finishes at the Whitewater Slalom U.S. Team Trials in Durango, Colo., earning them spots on the national whitewater slalom team and giving each a boost toward the 2008 Summer Olympics.
The Southeast Booksellers Association has recognized “Saints at the River” by Western Carolina University English professor Ron Rash as the best Southern novel of 2005, part of the organization's recently announced seventh annual SEBA Book Awards.
Five seniors in Western Carolina University's emergency medical care program recently received outstanding clinical performance awards for their participation in a clinical rotation in which they saved the lives of several victims of cardiac arrest.
Gordon Mercer, director of the Western Carolina University Public Policy Institute and associate dean of research and graduate studies, is the recipient of the North Carolina Political Science Association's Distinguished Public Service Award for 2005.
For Bob Buckner, after this year the word “march” will no longer simply be a command that the longtime director of athletic bands at Western Carolina University issues to the 300 members of the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band. “March” likely also will become the name of Buckner's new favorite month.
Ronald D. Hunter, professor and head of the department of applied criminology at Western Carolina University, has been chosen to serve as second vice president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, putting him on track to become president of the international organization in 2007.