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Business students complete capstone project for military resort

In the spring of 2022, Charlie Parrish, director of the School of Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Sport Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management, met with Lee Schmudde, outgoing chair of the Hospitality and Tourism Management board, and AJ Grube, the College of Business dean, to discuss the possibility of a capstone project with the military-affiliated Shades of Green Resort in Orlando.  

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Student receives nationally competitive scholarship to study abroad

Lanasia Pleasants was chosen as the 2023 recipient of the National Security Education Program David L. Boren Scholarship and is only the third WCU student to receive the award.  

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Impact the present. Shape the future.

Rachel Faulkenberry is a senior in the College of Education and Allied Professions double majoring in psychology and art.   

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2023 Graduates | Day in the Life

Join Sydney Spivey, Brandon Rice, and Emma Hodes as they soak in their last week as WCU students. From enjoying their, "lasts," to walking across the stage at commencement, get an inside look at what it looks like to graduate from WCU!  

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Garison DeJarnette | Day in the Life

Get to know Garison DeJarnette, an emergency medical student at Western Carolina University, as he shares his passion for helping others and pursuing his dream career.  

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Students experience the benefits of the outdoors through Nature Rx course

Forest bathing has been shown to decrease blood pressure, be beneficial to a person’s parasympathetic nervous system and protection from infections. It is also known to help combat anxiety, depression and lower stress.  

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ICA and interior design program collaborate on ICA lounge redesign

Intercultural Affairs recently collaborated with the Interior Design Club on their lounge redesign.   

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CoB alumna uses business and sport management skills in job with Milwaukee Brewers 

Maya Kelnhofer is a Western Carolina University alumna who currently works as a ticket sales representative for the Milwaukee Brewers, a major league baseball team in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.   

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Game nights at Hunter Library to expand this fall

Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library will offer more tabletop and virtual reality game nights this fall.  

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