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Sara Mears

Sara Mears

Those “I Voted” stickers Sara Mears’ parents wore after casting their ballots each election during her childhood really stuck with her, and now she hopes to persuade others that voting is the best way to show one’s citizenship.  

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Jason McMillan

Jason McMillan: Student-Athlete Overcomes Adversity

With each Western Carolina University commencement, the Cherokee Center honors the members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and those with close ties to the Qualla Boundary who earn a degree, with an occasion in the spirit of community and individual achievement.  

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University of Evansville's Wesley Milner selected to lead international programs at WCU

Wesley T. Milner, executive director of international programs and professor of political science and international affairs at the University of Evansville, has been named director of the Office of International Programs and Services.  

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Summer Undergraduate Research Program makes scholar team selections

Selections have been made for the 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Program, an intensive eight-week scholarly activity at Western Carolina University that this year will be implemented with distance learning and online research components.   

Student on decision day

Meet the Class of 2024

May 1st is National College Decision Day and we're excited to introduce just a few of the Class of 2024 who will be joining our Catamount family in the fall. Meet the students from across the state, region, and the nation who will be calling Cullowhee home...  

Meet the Class of 2024  

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The Catamount School teachers are adjusting, but still miss their students

Rewind to pre-COVID-19 pandemic days when life was normal and one would be hard-pressed to find a middle school student who wouldn’t welcome having a month off from school. Now fast-forward to today, and what most middle school teachers are finding is that their students are not only missing their classmates, but also their teachers.  

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Clinical training goes virtual for School of Nursing

For nursing students, an important part of instruction are clinicals, typically performed at hospitals and other care facilities. With precautions required during the current COVID-19 pandemic, that training at the School of Nursing continues - albeit virtually - with Shadow Health software.   

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On eve of retirement, longtime psychology professor has 'last lecture' disrupted by COVID-19

Originally scheduled for Friday, May 1, psychology professor Bruce Henderson’s career-capping last lecture for his “History of Psychology” class was derailed by the global COVID-19 pandemic.  

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Educational Outreach unit donates WCU-branded hand sanitizer to Irene Wortham Center

Western Carolina University’s Division of Educational Outreach recently donated 500 bottles of WCU-branded hand sanitizer to Buncombe County’s Irene Wortham Center.  

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