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Educational Leadership program wins national 2021 Program of the Year honor

The Educational Leadership program is being honored by the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate as its 2021 Program of the Year.  

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Project INTERACT's first cohort success encourages future participants

Project INTERACT, an interprofessional collaboration program to prepare graduate students for future careers working with children on the autism spectrum, is building on its exceptional initial success.  

Thomas Farrell

Road warrior burns candle on both ends to finish degree

The next time a student claims he or she will never use the math they’re struggling with in school, have them talk to Western Carolina University alumnus Thomas Farrell, a laser process engineer who works on commercial aircraft engines at GE Aviation Asheville.  

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Professors and local students create a ‘masterpeace’

It’s sometimes hard to express oneself, especially during the past year. The pandemic turned many worlds upside down and students of Western North Carolina public schools were not immune to the pressure.  

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Graduate program in College of Engineering and Technology adjusts name

The College of Engineering and Technology has announced an update for the name of a graduate program to better reflect the scope of curriculum.  

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MBA student attending WCU gains women in business scholarship

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.  

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WCU to resume ‘normal operations’ this fall

WCU is moving forward with plans to resume as close to normal operations this fall, given the current COVID-19 trends and projections.  

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WCU maintains steady enrollment numbers for 2021 spring semester, adds graduate students

Amid the pandemic and a recession, total enrollment at WCU has dipped only slightly for the 2021 spring semester, while the number of graduate students enrolled moderately increased over previous years.  

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From Graduate Student to Project Engineer

Martin Schmedt MCM ’18, project engineer for WCU’s Apodaca Science Building, spent hours drawing plans for dream houses as a child. “After drawing so many, I began to envision building them for my friends and family,” Schmedt said.  

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