Ronald D. Hunter, professor of applied criminology at Western Carolina University, was recently honored by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences after completing a one-year term as president of the international organization.
Approximately 50 emergency agency personnel from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area will convene Tuesday, May 6, for the final workshop in a yearlong regional disaster planning project sponsored by Western Carolina University’s Institute for the Economy and the Future, and department of applied criminology.
Stephen E. Brown, director of the honors-in-discipline program of the criminal justice and criminology department at East Tennessee State University, will become head of Western Carolina University’s department of applied criminology, effective July 15.
Officers with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office have been returning to the classroom recently to learn basic “survival Spanish” taught by a group of students and their professor from Western Carolina University’s department of modern foreign languages.
Western Carolina University’s online bachelor’s degree program in criminal justice has been given a No. 1 national ranking in affordability by the distance education information clearinghouse GetEducated.com.