The board of trustees at Western Carolina University endorsed the creation of a center to spur new ideas for business ventures in Western North Carolina and renamed an existing center to better reflect its increasing role in using the university’s high-tech resources to provide technical assistance to regional business and industry.
Six Western Carolina University students have become a success in the business world before they even graduate. Known as Six String Entertainment LLC, the students majoring in entrepreneurship, marketing and public relations are putting their skills to work to present the second annual Roxaway Music Festival.
Western Carolina University student Allen McCullough has unwittingly become an entrepreneur. Thanks to WCU's relationship with educational partners in Henderson, Burke and Catawba counties, McCullough and other budding business owners can earn a degree to help put those entrepreneurial skills to work.
The hands-on experience Hendersonville native Sarah Desforge took from an increasingly popular business consulting class at Western Carolina University helped her land a summer internship in Asheville that, to her, seemed too good to be true: working on a marketing plan for the Biltmore Estate Equestrian Center.
American Whitewater, an organization that promotes paddle sports and river conservation, has relocated its national headquarters from Silver Spring, Md., to Western Carolina University, a move designed to boost whitewater activities as a growing element of Western North Carolina's recreation and tourism industry.
Western Carolina University and Blue Ridge Community College will partner to offer a bachelor of science degree-completion program in business administration with a major in entrepreneurship beginning in August.
The Master of Entrepreneurship Program at Western Carolina University claimed first place in a recent nationwide competition sponsored by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
An economist observing Western Carolina University's fall commencement Saturday (Dec. 18) might have noted that an important key to a healthy Western North Carolina economy could be seen marching into Western's Ramsey Center with all the other degree candidates.