Western Carolina University has recently begun its reaccreditation process with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the major accrediting body for more than 780 public and private institutions of higher education in the South.
Western alum Army Lt. Col. John T. “Tim” Ryan ('85) is gaining national media attention not only for his unit's success in finding hidden weapons in Iraq, but also for his outspoken criticism of reporters' coverage of the war.
The Master of Entrepreneurship Program at Western Carolina University claimed first place in a recent nationwide competition sponsored by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
Mike Treadway, who grew up in Bryson City, is fulfilling a dream. Asheville native, Cedric Nash, is fulfilling a promise to his father. Ben Garner from Person County is finally following in his parents' footsteps.
Western Carolina University alumna Beth Tyson Lofquist, a faculty member in the College of Education and Allied Professions since 1988, has been named to the position of associate vice chancellor for academic affairs.
Western Carolina University will offer a new bachelor's degree program in health systems administration beginning spring 2006 to help meet a growing demand for the skilled professionals needed to manage the increasingly complex health care delivery systems of the 21st century.
For last year's Super Bowl, former Western Catamount David Patten was sidelined with an injury. This year, it looks like he'll be playing with his New England Patriot teammates for the big game in Jacksonville, Fla., on Feb. 6.