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Pigeon River Award

Haywood Waterways Association presents award to WCU for its many contributions

Haywood Waterways Association has presented its 2021 Pigeon River Award to WCU for making significant contributions in the protection of water and land resources in the neighboring county.  

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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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Nurse Corps Scholarships help address health care provider shortages

Shuli Archer, a student in the School of Nursing at Western Carolina University, recently received a Nurse Corps Scholarship from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration.  

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School of Nursing ranked number one in state by educational almanac

The School of Nursing has been ranked first in the state by the Nursing Schools Almanac research team, in part for achieving an almost perfect rate of graduates passing the NCLEX on their first attempt.  

Patrick Brannon

Highlands Biological Station earns exceptional environmental education program award

The Environmental Educators of North Carolina has presented its 2021 award for exceptional environmental education programs to a specialist with Highlands Biological Station.  

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Kae Livsey named to federal advisory board on nursing education

Kae Livsey with the School of Nursing has been named to the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice.  

Ben Grochowsky

Professor, former student reunited through national scholars’ conference

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.  

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WCU designated Voter Friendly Campus - again

Coming off the local, state and national political season of the fall, WCU once again has been designated a Voter Friendly Campus.  

Olivia Swalm

Transfer student honored with national scholarship for academic prowess, community outreach

As a high school senior Olivia Swalm had her life all planned out: Furman University, premed major in biology, then medical school and a career as a forensic pathologist. Then she was forced to take a knee.   

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