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WCU and Central Piedmont CC sign memorandum of understanding for automatic admission

Chancellor Kelli R. Brown and Kandi Deitemeyer, president of Central Piedmont CC signed a memorandum of understanding that guarantees admission to WCU for all CPCC graduates who satisfy certain requirements.   

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Catawba Valley CC students will have guaranteed admission to WCU

Students from Catawba Valley Community College will be guaranteed admission to WCU after Chancellor Kelli R. Brown and Garrett Hinshaw, president of CVCC, signed a memorandum of understanding between the two institutions.  

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Made in NC: WCU and Jackson County share deep connection

Four WCU alumni from various industries in Jackson County shared the impact the university has had on their decision to open a business in Jackson County and how the university has helped them grow.  

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Design for Health group awarded $70k grant to assess housing needs of elderly in WNC

The $70k ASID grant will support the resilient and age-inclusive design assessment framework project that will be used to evaluate the social determinant of health outcomes of older adults in WNC.  

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School of Nursing explores rural nursing at critical access hospital

WCU students enrolled in the RNPC internship spent three days in Sparta this fall and were exposed to a variety of care settings as part of their capstone clinical course.  

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WCU receives $150k award for mosquito-borne La Crosse encephalitis research

The University of North Carolina Collaboratory has given WCU a three-year, $150,000 award that will allow Brian Byrd and his students to identify environmental and behavioral risk factors for La Crosse encephalitis in WNC.   

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Birth-Kindergarten Program receives momentous grant

The Birth-Kindergarten Program was recently awarded an $868,885 grant by the Dogwood Health Trust for Leadership, Equity and Access Fellowship in Early Childhood Education.   

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From the mountains to the sea, WCU alumna and coastal scientist helps to ensure longevity of coastal parks through $295k NPS grant

Growing up in Franklin, Katie Peek never dreamed she would be living in the mountains and working as a coastal scientist in WCU’s Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines.  

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Free enterprise center has new director, new focus on undergraduate research

Sean Mulholland, professor of economics at and former associate director of the Center for the Study of Free Enterprise, stepped into the role of director of the center on Aug. 15.   

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