Steve Carlisle, interim associate dean of Western Carolina University's Honors College, is recipient of the Man of the Year Award presented by the Abraham Kuykendall Chapter of the N.C. Society of Daughters of the American Revolution in Henderson County.
Western Carolina University English professor Ron Rash is the recipient of yet another literary honor as the Southern Book Critic Circle recently announced it will present its fiction award to Rash for his novel “Saints at the River.”
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.