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Members of the board of directors of Entegra Bank participate in a signing ceremony marking the creation of the Entegra Bank Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Entegra Bank announces $250,000 contribution for scholarship effort

In recognition that more than 20% of Entegra Bank's workforce in Western North Carolina graduated from WCU, the financial institution's board of directors announced a $250,000 contribution to provide scholarship assistance to students from the region who want to study in WCU's College of Business.  


It's official: WCU experiences third consecutive year of record enrollment; student GPA soars

It’s beginning to sound like a broken record, this talk of broken records when it comes to enrollment at Western Carolina University where, for the third consecutive year and the seventh time in the past eight years, the institution is experiencing increases in both the size and academic qualifications of its student body.  

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Metcalfe invited to give presentation at World Nursing Congress

Sharon Metcalfe, associate professor in WCU’s School of Nursing, was invited to present her work on “Social Determinants and Educational Barriers for Minority and Rural Students for Nursing School Admission” on Aug. 29 at the 17th annual World Nursing Congress in Zurich, Switzerland.  


Latinx Learning Community offered this fall; speaker series begins Sept. 6

With the Latinx population in North Carolina continuing to rise, this fall Western Carolina University introduced a Latinx Learning Community.  


Pride of the Mountains calling for peace in 2018 production 'Now is the Time'

Members of WCU's Pride of the Mountains Marching Band are issuing a plea for peace around the world through their 2018 production, titled “Now is the Time.”  


Cullowhee Canoe Slalom coming to Tuckaseigee River on Sept. 22

The Cullowhee Canoe Slalom, a family friendly paddling competition on a calm section of the Tuckaseigee River, will be held on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 22.  


LiveSafe app equips students, faculty, staff with safety tools at their fingertips

Thanks to an implementation of the LiveSafe app at Western Carolina University, students, faculty and staff members can feel safer while strolling across the Cullowhee campus.  


Employee Appreciation Day set for Sept. 6 at Ramsey Center

The annual Employee Appreciation Day for Western Carolina University faculty and staff members will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, in Ramsey Regional Activity Center.  


Facilities management employees honored during ceremony

Staff members from WCU’s Department of Facilities Management were honored recently during the department’s 2017-18 picnic and awards ceremony.  

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