He will receive the award and deliver remarks during the university's morning undergraduate commencement Saturday, May 11.
He will present two new books on which he collaborated – “Unwriting Maya Literature: Ts'íib as Recorded Knowledge” and a poetry collection, “Snichimal Vayuchil.”
Christina L. Reitz, WCU associate professor of music, presented her research “Baroque Tradition in the Works of Shaw” at the Women Composers Festival of Hartford, which convened at Trinity College in Connecticut on March 28-29.
Western Carolina University has been voted the “Top Adventure College” in a Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine online readers’ poll, reflecting the popularity of, and pride in, local outdoor activities. The contest began Feb. 25 and had regional colleges and universities meeting in head-to-head matchups in a 32-school bracket, with WCU and Lees-McRae College, last year’s titleholder, moving on to the championship final.
They competed for individual and team awards by taking one of four exams as determined by mathematics courses the students have enrolled in during the current academic year.
Officers representing the WCU chapter of Rotaract, a Rotary-like organization for college students, spoke about their group’s service projects.
He has joined the university’s Office of Legal Counsel after serving as an assistant district attorney in Wake County for nearly four years.
Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine's contest began Feb. 25 and had regional colleges and universities meeting in head-to-head matchups in a 32-school bracket.
More than 40 national banners will be presented during the flag parade, which begins at the Cordelia Camp Building and ends at Central Plaza.