Western Carolina University will celebrate a historic “first” at its Saturday, Dec. 18, commencement, honoring a graduating class that includes the first four candidates for master's degrees in entrepreneurship in U.S. history.
Less than a year after its inception, the master’s degree program in entrepreneurship at Western Carolina University claimed second place in a recent national competition among business schools from across the United States.
Nearly 500 people from all walks of life gathered Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Western Carolina University to exchange ideas on how individual entrepreneurial spirit and the development of small businesses may offer the best hope for a North Carolina economy battered by the loss of thousands of industrial jobs.
Less than three years after being authorized to offer North Carolina’s first undergraduate degree program in entrepreneurship, Western Carolina University has been given the green light for a new master’s degree program in the fast-growing field.
Western Carolina University will offer the first bachelor's degree program in entrepreneurship in North Carolina starting in fall 2001 to prepare graduates to successfully launch and manage their own business ventures, especially in the western part of the state.
Western Carolina University paid tribute Saturday, Oct. 21, to an entrepreneur who devotes considerable time to work with at-risk inner-city adolescents, an emergency shock-trauma helicopter flight squad member, and a husband-and-wife team of activists working on behalf of WCU in North Carolina's Piedmont.