It took a childhood spent in the outdoors for former competitive wakeboarder Lauren Bryson to appreciate the world of technology as a Western Carolina University student, and as a result, become the first recipient of the Hopkins and Ray Engineering and Technology Scholarship.
Online voting in the second round of Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine's poll continues through 11 a.m. Monday, March 11.
Attendance of WCU employees at the meetings and related activities is considered work time (university service) with the appropriate approval of the individual’s supervisor.
The event gives visitors a chance to tour the campus, learn about the university’s wide array of award-winning academic programs, and find out the important details of topics such as financial aid.
WCU has hosted the two-day event, coordinated by the Division of Educational Outreach, for decades.
The board also approved a construction manager at risk for the project, scheduled to begin at the end of the 2019-20 academic year.
Grants were awarded in February 2019 for a variety of projects involving university faculty, staff and students.
The selection of the university's next chief executive officer is expected by late April or early May, with that individual going on the job on or about July 1.
To support their love of engineering and education, Jeff and Tina Ray created the Hopkins and Ray Engineering and Technology Endowed Scholarship to support students in WCU’s College of Engineering and Technology, for which Jeff Ray serves as dean.