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Myron Jackson

Myron Jackson

Myron Jackson is proud of his success because it taught him to be grateful for the help and support of others. One cannot succeed alone.   

Shamella Cromartie

Shamella Cromartie

Shamella Cromartie didn’t recall the first time she heard that “if you live by the cheers, you die by the boos,” but it stuck with her and it shapes much of her thoughts around success.   

Munene Mwaniki

Munene Mwaniki

Getting a PhD certainly isn't easy and there are few Black professors to model after, but Mwaniki also was fortunate in a lot ways and didn't believe that a degree made him smarter than others.  

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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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WCU in three top 10 collegiate rankings by US News and World Report

WCU shows marked improvement and is in the top 10 in three categories of the annual U.S. News and World Report rankings of colleges and universities for 2022, it was recently announced.  

Matthew McDonough

Matthew McDonough awarded national fellowship to advance diversity in science research

When WCU alumnus Matthew McDonough starts his third year of graduate school at the University of Chicago this fall, he’ll do so as a member of a select group.  

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CEAP, CAS alumna honored with national award in leadership as a teacher of color

Zöe Zander, a 2018 WCU alumna, has received a 2021 Early Career Educator of Color Leadership Award presented by the National Council of Teachers of English.   

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Principal preparation program receives $4.1 million grant

WCU is a recipient of a recurring grant from the North Carolina Principal Fellows Program that will provide $4.1 million over the next six years, the University of North Carolina System recently announced.  

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Bardo Arts Center plans for a permanent exhibit on contemporary Cherokee culture, language

Bardo Arts Center has announced plans to host a permanent and contemporary exhibit of Cherokee culture and language, developed in collaboration with members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.  

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