The class of 2000 from Western Carolina University's master's degree program in physical therapy surpassed both national and North Carolina averages for first-take passing rates on the Physical Therapist Licensing Examination.
The University of North Carolina Board of Governors gave its approval Friday (Jan. 12) to the appointment of George C. "Chuck" Wooten as Western Carolina University's new vice chancellor for administration and finance.
Robert S. Houghton, associate professor in Western Carolina University's department of elementary and middle grades education, has received national recognition for his expertise in educational technology by being named an "Apple Distinguished Educator" by Apple Computer Inc.
The Western Carolina University Intramural Sports Program has received recognition as the Outstanding Intramural Program of the Year 2000 from the North Carolina Association of Intramurals and Recreation.
Seven members of the fall 2000 freshman class at Western Carolina University are the first-ever recipients of National Merit Scholarships to attend WCU, which earlier this year became North Carolina's newest National Merit sponsor.
Western Carolina University chemistry professor Gary L. Pool won recognition Friday (April 14) as one of the best teachers in The University of North Carolina system, drawing praise from faculty colleagues as a role model and mentor, and earning comparisons to Geraldo Rivera from students inspired by Pool's "aggressive inquisitiveness."
The department of physical therapy at Western Carolina University received two pieces of good news recently -- notification of official accreditation and word that the department's first wave of graduates surpassed the national average for rate of passage on professional licensure examinations.