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.
Jeffrey Crane, who teaches online emergency management classes in Western Carolina University's department of applied criminology, has been appointed to a national leadership team to guide the federal government's public health and medical services recovery efforts in the Gulf Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Ronald D. Hunter, professor and head of the department of applied criminology at Western Carolina University, has been chosen to serve as second vice president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, putting him on track to become president of the international organization in 2007.
N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper asked more than 250 scientists and students gathered at a genomics research conference organized by Western Carolina University to join him in his effort to expand the state’s DNA database and increase the number of genetic analysts in the State Bureau of Investigation.