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Kayla Patterson

Kayla Patterson blazes a new trail in the Higher Education Student Affairs program

Kayla Patterson is a recent graduate of the Higher Education Student Affairs master’s program. She began her undergraduate studies in pursuit of a medical degree at Cleveland State University on a basketball scholarship before transferring to New York University.   

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WCU graduates first class from Doctor of Psychology program

WCU’s first graduating class from the Doctor of Psychology program were hooded during the graduate commencement ceremony in May.  

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Jeff Lawson appointed dean of Graduate School and Research

The WCU Board of Trustees appointed Jeff Lawson as dean of the Graduate School and Research as part of its regular meeting June 9. Lawson will start in his new position July 1.  

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WCU sees slight increase in distance students for spring semester

There are a total of 10,586 students enrolled this semester compared to 10,977 this time last year.   

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Second-year DPT student Gabriella Ware wins Scholarship of Excellence Award

Gabriella Ware recently received the Scholarship of Excellence Award from the Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions.  

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University police adds Community Care Program to campus services

WCU's Police Department has joined the Sylva and Boone police departments to become the third to offer the Community Care Program in Western North Carolina.  

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Princeton Review lists College of Business among best for on-campus MBA

The Princeton Review lists WCU’s College of Business as one of the nation’s best schools to earn an on-campus master’s degree in business administration in the new poll that was released Tuesday, Jan. 31.  

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WCU double alumnus pursues degrees for his community

John David Arch is an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, a Navy veteran and a non-traditional student who is now a double alumnus of WCU.   

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Doctor of Psychology program receives accreditation

Three years after welcoming in its inaugural class, the Doctor of Psychology program received accreditation from the American Psychological Association.  

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