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Pride of the Mountains Marching Band will take its talents international

The Pride of the Mountains Marching Band will perform in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Ireland on March 17, 2024.  

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Thesis presentation lands WCU grad top honors in competition

WCU graduate Emily Deem took home first place and a $1,000 cash prize in a Tar Heel Three Minute Thesis event the UNC at Chapel Hill Graduate School hosted online this summer.  

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Submit nominations for WCU’s Mountain Heritage Awards

The nomination period is now open for the annual Mountain Heritage Awards.  

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Nazario-Colón takes office as president of Appalachian Studies Association

Ricardo Nazario-Colón, chief diversity officer, has taken the oath of office as president of the Appalachian Studies Association for 2022-2023.   

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CEAP gains accreditation through Spring 2029

The College of Education and Allied Professions has been granted accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.  

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Two students are first WCU recipients of National Security Education Program scholarships

Two students from WCU are among an elite national group selected to receive up to $25,000 for a year of study abroad and immersion in foreign culture and languages.  

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University Communications and Marketing team garners 11 creative award honors

The University Communications and Marketing team has received 11 awards from the Hermes Creative Awards. The international competition is one of the oldest and largest creative competitions in the world.   

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WCU honors former scholar Ed Broadwell with doctorate of humane letters

WCU Board of Trustees awarded Freeman Edward “Ed” Broadwell Jr. with its highest honorary degree, doctorate of humane letters, as part of its commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 7.  

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Chancellor Kelli Brown included in Business NC magazine Power List 2022

Business North Carolina magazine included Chancellor Kelli R. Brown in its Power List 2022 of the state’s most influential leaders in a variety of endeavors.  

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