Lowell Davis was first introduced to the “I Have A Dream” Foundation as a fourth-grader in Dallas. Now, as Western Carolina University’s associate vice chancellor for student success, that same foundation has recognized Davis for his career achievements.
A group of four Western Carolina University geology students and alumni have been keeping an eye out for grizzly bears and other wildlife this summer while working on a project to map landslides in one of the crown jewels of the U.S. park system – Yellowstone.
Through cash gifts, pledges and an estate gift totaling $50,000, Acting Provost Carol Burton has established a scholarship fund designed to help international students, especially those from Jamaica, earn graduate degrees at WCU.
The impact of product placement in movies on college-age individuals, the effects of inadequate cellular access on emergency medical services in rural areas and an examination of the function of an enzyme that copies and repairs mitochondrial DNA are among the topics being investigated during the third year of Western Carolina University’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program.
The North Carolina House of Representatives on Wednesday, June 20, approved a resolution honoring the life and memory of the late David O. Belcher in recognition of his transformative leadership as chancellor at Western Carolina University since taking the position July 2011.
Western Carolina University’s School of Nursing has received a $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to support a new post-baccalaureate nurse residency program and to further develop community-based primary care clinical experiences.
The chairs of both Western Carolina University’s Faculty Senate and Staff Senate are reporting numerous checkmarks on their respective group’s “to-do” lists as the spring semester comes to a close, with an emphasis on initiatives aimed at providing financial assistance to help WCU students successfully complete their degrees.