WCU and Vecinos partnered to vaccinate 100 farmworkers in Western North Carolina against the COVID-19 virus.
A new group has been organized for African American faculty and staff at WCU, though its efforts are intended to reach beyond into the community and other constituencies.
Scholarly conferences are an opportunity to network and meet old friends. Such was the case at the recent Nineteenth Century Studies Association annual conference presented virtually from Sacramento, California.
After a series of virtual commencement ceremonies due to COVID-19 in 2020, WCU is holding in-person commencement activities the weekend of May 14-16 at Ramsey Regional Activity Center.
Rikki Bryant, seeking a master’s degree in business administration at WCU, is one of 32 students to win a district award for the Klausman Women in Business Scholarship.
The Catamounts Care Ambassadors have been recognized for innovation in programing to stop the spread of COVID-19 within the region and on respective campuses including WCU.
There were nursing students giving shots, church members helping people find their place in line, fraternity brothers directing traffic and other volunteers filling in where needed. Sometimes it takes a village to protect a village, and that certainly was the case when a group of Western Carolina University nursing school students decided to make their senior service learning project a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for Buncombe County’s African American community.
WCU is moving forward with plans to resume as close to normal operations this fall, given the current COVID-19 trends and projections.
Amanda Clapp has received the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award for Science and Mathematics Teachers, which recognizes outstanding teachers in the North Carolina public primary and secondary schools.