Western Carolina University is among 10 colleges and universities in the Southeast selected to participate in a $2.4 million effort led by researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine to reduce alcohol-related problems among college students.
Less than a year after its inception, the master’s degree program in entrepreneurship at Western Carolina University claimed second place in a recent national competition among business schools from across the United States.
Patricia Brown, senior adviser for strategic initiatives and associate professor at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in Boston, has been named dean of the Division of Distance and Continuing Education at Western Carolina University.
David A. Shapiro, professor of communication disorders at Western Carolina University, has been elected a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, a professional organization of more than 110,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language and hearing scientists.
Western Carolina University Chancellor John W. Bardo is donating bonus money recently awarded him by The University of North Carolina to create a $10,000 endowed scholarship fund in honor of his wife, Deborah, that will benefit children and grandchildren of Western employees.
The people of Western North Carolina, whose livelihoods have been rocked by the loss of thousands of traditional manufacturing jobs, will increasingly depend upon Western Carolina University to help solve economic and social hardships, and the university stands poised to serve.
Western Carolina University Chancellor John W. Bardo will discuss the current and future position of the university in a “State of the University” address, which he will present to the university community in Cullowhee and to a potential state, regional and worldwide audience on the Web.