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Brandi Hinnant-Crawford

Brandi Hinnant-Crawford

Brandi Hinnant-Crawford says that her success makes her humble, appreciative and grateful. She is proud, but not of herself; She is proud of the fantastic community that raised and nurtured here. And her success makes her accountable to that community.   

Dale Carpenter

Longtime faculty member creates new endowment to reward service in CEAP

There soon will be a little something extra in the year-end award stipends for faculty and staff members in the College of Education and Allied Professions who are recognized for their contributions of service to the university and the region.  

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Six-figure bequest pushes WCU past its Giving Tuesday goal

Western Carolina University has met its Giving Tuesday goal of raising a minimum of $250,000 to broaden access to scholarship support for students, thanks to a six-figure bequest from a New Mexico teacher who wanted to recognize her late mother’s love for the university.  

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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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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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Triple E in the WHEE provides childcare assistance to students

WCU's College of Education and Allied Professions is providing affordable childcare for student parents.  

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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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McKee Clinic adapts quickly to pandemic restrictions to keep students, clients on track

When associate professor of psychology Nathan Roth became director of the McKee Clinic in 2015, little did he know his vision for the facility would be its saving grace when a novel coronavirus reared its ugly head and put life on hold.  

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