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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.  

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School of Health Sciences director recognized by National Academies of Practice

Ericka Zimmerman was recently inducted as a distinguished practitioner fellow for the National Academies of Practice.  

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission grant to fund Engineering scholarships

Thanks to a Nuclear Regulatory Commission grant, the College of Engineering and Technology will offer six scholarships for students studying in electrical power, mechanical and electrical disciplines.  

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Engineering professor Sudhir Kaul receives state’s excellence in teaching award

Sudhir Kaul, a professor in the School of Engineering and Technology, has received one of the University of North Carolina System’s top awards.  

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The Princeton Review lists WCU among nation’s best MBA programs

The Princeton Review’s “Best Business Schools for 2022” list recognizes WCU’s College of Business among the best on-campus programs for students to earn an MBA.  

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Engineering professor named as resident scholar for NSF funded research with FDA

Martin Tanaka, a professor in the College of Engineering and Technology, has been selected to be a scholar in residence with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation.   

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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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School of Nursing will put $2.2 million grant to use by creating equity program

The School of Nursing has received a $2.2 million grant to provide financial and academic support for nursing students and enhance classroom and workforce diversity.  

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Librarian feels the love by winning ‘I Love My Librarian’ award

Shamella Cromartie, associate dean of Hunter Library and a driving force for empowering scholarship on campus and in the community, is a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian award.  

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