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Workshop to focus on cultural competency for nonprofits

The one-day workshop will be led by Ricardo Nazario-Colón, WCU’s chief diversity officer.  

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Traditional music series continues with concert by Pressley Girls

The twin sisters’ performance and the open jam session that follows will be held at the headquarters for Homebase College Ministry, located on the east side of the WCU campus at 82 Central Drive.  

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Emergency management students help provide relief in flood-stricken Texas town

Vidor, a community of some 12,000 people, was hit hard by Tropical Storm Imelda in September, with resulting floodwaters damaging or destroying numerous homes.  

Rory Jimerson

Sport Management Program Helped Jimerson Advance his Career at WCU

How Rory Jimerson got to Western Carolina University is interesting enough. How he’s managed to stay in Cullowhee thanks to the university’s Master of Sport Management Program and his love of athletics, which led to him becoming the school’s director of athletic facilities, is even more interesting.  

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Events scheduled for Native American Heritage Month

Activities provide an opportunity for the campus and community to learn about native people's traditional culture, music, crafts, dance and concepts of life.   

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Faculty, staff members recognized for 2,620 combined years of service

An event has been relaunched to recognize WCU employees who have hit a five-year incremental milestone in their work on campus.  

Tuyen Tram

Accomplished First-Generation Student says Scholarships Changed her Life

She was first influenced as a child by television pictures of 15th-century temples in China's Forbidden City and elaborate, ornate churches in Europe, beautifully designed structures, all of which left an indelible mark on a little Chinese girl growing up in Vietnam.  

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Awards presented for distinguished service, alumni achievements

Patricia Kaemmerling received the university's Distinguished Service Award and three high-achieving alumni - Tyler McKenzie, Danita Johnson and Matt Hickey - were honored by the Alumni Association.  

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Grant Writing Certificate Program offered at Biltmore Park site

Jack Smith, a nationally recognized grant writing trainer, will serve as workshop instructor.  

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