Pamela DeGraffenreid ’80, director of the Western Carolina University Bookstore and vice chair of the University of North Carolina System’s Staff Assembly, is the 2017 recipient of the Thomas W. Ross Visionary Leader Award.
Western Carolina University will offer a bachelor’s degree in integrated health sciences and a master’s degree in athletic training after approval of the two new academic programs in November by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors.
The most recent graduates from Western Carolina University’s doctoral program in physical therapy have recorded a “four-peat” of sorts by being the fourth straight physical therapy class from WCU to have a 100 percent pass rate on their national licensing exam.
With the new year, the University of North Carolina System has adopted a new logo and communication strategy designed to better represent the breadth and depth of the power of the 17 state-supported institutions that are unified under the UNC System banner.
A 22-member committee with membership drawn from Western Carolina University faculty, staff, students, administrators, alumni and community members is taking on the daunting task of searching for WCU’s next chancellor.
The Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center at Western Carolina University will have a bold new look after the completion of an exterior renovation project endorsed in December by the WCU Board of Trustees.
Western Carolina University commemorated its long-lasting relationship with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians by affixing a name from Cherokee legend onto a campus housing facility in an October ceremony rededicating the building as Judaculla Hall.