Billy T. Ogletree, head of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Western Carolina University, has been named the university’s Catherine Brewer Smith Distinguished Professor of Communication Disorders.
A cross-college collaboration at Western Carolina University soon will bring together budding student actors from the College of Fine and Performing Arts and health professionals-in-training from the College of Health and Human Sciences to create an initiative that may be the first of its kind on a U.S. college campus.
Programs in the colleges of Business, Education and Allied Professions, Arts and Sciences, and Health and Human Sciences have received notification of reaccreditation from a variety of agencies that conduct in-depth examinations of the programs’ quality and effectiveness.
The inaugural beneficiary of an educational award program sponsored by Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital is now on the job serving patients at Harris Regional Hospital Urgent Care Center, in the Walmart Plaza in Sylva, after completing the nurse practitioner program at Western Carolina University.
Beth Wall-Bassett, Western Carolina University associate professor of nutrition and dietetics, is one of two members of the North Carolina Campus Compact network to be selected to a one-year term as an Engaged Faculty Scholar.
Western Carolina University’s undergraduate program in emergency medical care will host its third annual Emergency Medical Care Summer Seminar on campus in Cullowhee to provide guidelines for assessment and care of burn patients in the first 24 hours and treatment for shock.
Tom Belt, Western Carolina University’s Cherokee Language Program coordinator, will be a keynote speaker during the opening ceremony for an exhibit, “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness,” at Jackson County Public Library at 6 p.m. Friday, June 23.