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.
While Bob Buckner was busy handing out awards at the recent Tournament of Champions marching band competition hosted by Western Carolina University, a national music education organization surprised Western's longtime director of athletic bands with an award of his own.