Gov. Roy Cooper presented Western Carolina University Chancellor David O. Belcher with one of North Carolina’s highest civilian honors, the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, in recognition of his contributions to the state.
Nick Botello-Hernandez has known for a while now that he wants to be a park ranger. But having an recent opportunity to job shadow with Western Carolina University alumnus Robert McGraw, superintendent of Mount Mitchell State Park, and park ranger Daniel Jackson for a day further cemented his career path.
Even good weather showed up for the 34th annual Tuck River Cleanup. Hosted by Western Carolina University’s Base Camp Cullowhee, the April 14 activity to clean up the Tuckaseigee River as it flows through Jackson County was deemed successful, if sometimes overwhelming, by organizers.
The search committee tasked with helping select Western Carolina University’s next chancellor took major steps forward during a four-hour meeting Monday, April 16, as it whittled down its pool of candidates and selected 10 who will be invited to participate in off-campus interviews.
The University of North Carolina Association of Student Governments will bestow its prestigious William C. Friday Lifetime Achievement Award on David O. Belcher, chancellor of Western Carolina University.
It was officially a fundraiser, complete with fancy dresses, smart suits, great food and a silent auction. But to many in attendance, the 2018 University Participant Program Benefit Gala was like a family reunion, with picture taking, memory sharing, handshakes and hugs.
The American Council on Education recently announced that Lowell K. Davis, assistant vice chancellor for student success at Western Carolina University, has been named an ACE Fellow for the 2018-19 academic year.