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.
The College of Engineering and Technology has announced an update for the name of a graduate program to better reflect the scope of curriculum.
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.
WCU is moving forward with plans to resume as close to normal operations this fall, given the current COVID-19 trends and projections.
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.
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.
Frankie Bauer came to Western Carolina University in 2016 to pursue a master’s degree in history. A member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Bauer concentrated on Cherokee Studies, defending his thesis and earning his degree in fall 2018.
A few years back, Western Carolina University’s Division of Information Technology added a project management office. Because IT employee Dawn Brown worked closely with the project office, she thought it might be beneficial to learn more about project management. She enrolled in WCU’s Master of Project Management (MPM) Program. Not only has it proven to be helpful in her IT role, but Brown said she now has a complete understanding of the entire project management process.
WCU has been ranked among the top providers of online programs by U.S. News and World Report in numerous categories for 2021.