If J. Alan Goggins’ life were a track and field event, it would definitely be the hurdles. And Goggins would be a world-class hurdler. Goggins recently completed his postdoctoral research and has landed a postdoctoral fellowship at Merck Pharmaceuticals, where he will work with the company’s vaccine bioanalytics team. He’s come a long way since flunking out of community college 11 years ago, and he credits his success to WCU.
As an assistant professor of biochemistry, Western Carolina University’s Jamie Wallen sees himself as part chemist, part biologist. Perhaps, that’s why it’s no coincidence many of his research projects are collaborations with those from both fields. Wallen believes the ability to learn research skills in both biology and chemistry gives his students an added edge when it comes to pursuing doctorates or moving onto their careers.
She became just the 14th person in university history to receive the honor, which is presented on rare occasions in recognition of exemplary service to the institution.
Yancey Gulley, assistant professor in WCU’s Higher Education Student Affairs Program, has been selected as one of the American College Personnel Association’s “Diamond Honorees” for 2019.
When making weather-related decisions, university officials rely on information from campus grounds, public safety and transportation staffs, law enforcement agencies, the National Weather Service and other sources.
“Monuments to Absence: Cherokee Removal and the Contest Over Southern Memory' explores how Cherokee removal has been remembered in the public landscape.
Contributions from 256 donors accounted for the $189,440 raised and helped boost the “Lead the Way” campaign to $55,130,785.
The event is organized by EPIC Innovation, a student initiative within the College of Business that encourages entrepreneurship through “elevating potential, imagination and collaboration.”
North Carolina Campus Compact, a statewide network of 37 colleges and universities with a shared commitment to civic engagement, honors one student leader at each member school.