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Emily Deem

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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WCU graduate programs included in US News and World Report national rankings

The 2023 ranking of graduate schools by U.S. News and World Report includes WCU, which offers master’s and doctoral degree programs online, in hybrid format, and through traditional classroom instruction at its Cullowhee campus and the Biltmore Park instructional site in Asheville.  

David Norton

Integrated Health Sciences program offering students a flexible pathway for health careers

Launched in fall 2018, the Integrated Health Sciences program is starting to graduate students. Some are entering the workforce.   

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Spring semester enrollment dips, with increase of new graduate and distance students

Total enrollment has dipped slightly by 2.7% for the 2022 spring semester, while the number of new graduate students and distance students enrolled increased.  

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Online programs recognized in ranking by US News and World Report magazine

WCU is again listed among the best providers of online degree programs in the 10th annual ranking by U.S. News and World Report.  

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Graduate School offers quality education, convenience through Asheville instructional site

The Graduate School has more than a commanding presence at its Biltmore Park Town Square instructional site in Asheville.  

Nicholas Fasanello

Nicholas Fasanello, Three-Minute Thesis Competition, People's Choice Award Winner

Nicholas Fasanello, current Communication Sciences and Disorders student, was selected by popular vote for the People’s Choice Award in the 2021 Three Minute Thesis Competition. Fasanello’s presentation on “Reviewing a framework for Concealable Stigma in Communication Disorders: Addressing Adverse Outcomes and Promoting Inclusion” highlights research on the various impacts of stigmatization that people with communication disorders experience  

Stephanie Cook

Stephanie Cook, Second Place in the Three-Minute Thesis Competition

Stephanie Cook, current student in the Master of Arts in English program, was awarded second place in the 2021 Three Minute Thesis Competition for her presentation on “H.D.’s Waves: A Modernist Confluence of Literature, Science, and Spirituality.”   

Emily Deem

Emily Deem, First Place in the Graduate Three-Minute Thesis Competition

Emily Deem, current Master of Science in Biology student, was awarded first place in the 2021 Three Minute Thesis Competition for her presentation on “Extraction Efficiency Testing of Degraded Bone Samples: Comparing Four Extraction Methods for Use in Downstream Massively Parallel Sequencing Applications.”   

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