Evelyn Rucker, a native of Mobile, Alabama, a first-generation college student, and interim director of Intercultural Affairs at Western Carolina University, uses her favorite quote by rapper Tupac Shakur to inspire her to continue to lead and empower marginalized students through their higher education journey.
In the fifth grade, Chase Bishop participated in the Western Regional Science Fair for the first time at WCU, and his journey as a scientist began.
William Moultrie, associate vice chancellor for Student Success, carries a firm belief in never underestimating oneself. He holds true that the size of one’s problems is nothing compared to their ability to solve them. There is hard work to be done and the pressure of privilege challenges us to stay honest and engage in a more meaningful life.
There are a total of 10,586 students enrolled this semester compared to 10,977 this time last year.
Gabriella Ware recently received the Scholarship of Excellence Award from the Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions.
WCU's Police Department has joined the Sylva and Boone police departments to become the third to offer the Community Care Program in Western North Carolina.
Jack A. Eaddy, Jr., a native of Orangeburg, SC, and director of athletic bands at Western Carolina University, was named one of 10 finalists for the Grammy’s 2023 Music Educator Award, being the only college professor chosen among 1,205 nominees.
With more than 30 years of experience in higher education, Jane Adams-Dunford is passionate about lifelong learning, diversity and inclusion and being a champion for students.
A member of a family with deep roots in Jackson County has established an endowed scholarship fund at WCU that will support students in the College of Arts and Sciences in honor of a family patriarch.