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Catamount Connections

Stay connected with your WCU community as we adapt to these changing times.

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Building a Career

Online Master's Degree Program gives Alumni the career building block he needed

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E'Quince Smith

Leaving A Legacy

E'Quince Smith believes that making an impact on WCU is just as important earning his degree.

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No Matter Your Choice

Decide to Succeed

It’s not the decision that defines you, but the determination to push past what you believe is possible and embrace your successes.

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Amy Fagan, associate professor of geology at Western Carolina University,

NASA institute honors geology faculty member for early career accomplishments

Amy Fagan, associate professor of geology at Western Carolina University, is one of two winners of a NASA award given annually to scientists from around the world who make significant contributions to the science or exploration communities early in their careers.

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Alumna Helping Local Wildlife

Anyone who has ever traveled along Interstate 40 through the Pigeon River Gorge near the North Carolina-Tennessee border knows how dangerous that stretch of highway can be. With its narrow lanes, twisting and winding curves through the mountains, rockslides, and speeding drivers, that portion of highway has been notorious for accidents. Well, just imagine what it must be like for wildlife living in those beautiful mountains that make up Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and Pisgah and Cherokee national forests.

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Students teaching

New flexible, online program at WCU makes it easier to be a teacher

Becoming a teacher through Western Carolina University just got a little easier for people wanting to switch careers and enter high-demand fields of education. The College of Education and Allied Professions is offering new comprehensive education master of arts in teaching concentrations for people who already have bachelor’s degrees and want to become a teacher.

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