For the first time in WCU’s history, two alumni and three current students have applied for various Fulbright awards.
Three WCU faculty members are finalists – Erin Callahan, associate professor of English; Alvin Malesky, professor of Psychology; and Yanjun Yan, associate professor of Engineering and Technology.
Caitlin Lambert, a 2021 graduate of WCU, was named North Carolina Student Teacher of the Year.
An interdisciplinary team of WCU faculty is working in collaboration with EBCI Natural Resources, Cherokee Central Schools and Swain County High School.
Faculty at WCU have been awarded $1,165,955 from the Civil Money Penalty Grant for Medicare and Medicaid Services that will allow them to oversee Bingocize® and use the program in North Carolina.
Sara Stanley, a 2022 graduate, was recently awarded the Julie Galvan Outstanding Graduate Award from the Society of Professional Journalists.
Brett Riggs was recently recognized by the U.S. Forest Service with the Exceptional Partner Award at the Trail of Tears Association’s national meeting, where he also gave the keynote address.
Jamie Vaske, a criminal justice professor, helped create Buncombe County Veterans Treatment Court. She will now help lead a study exploring how effective such courts are at helping struggling veterans in the criminal justice system achieve stability.
Three years after welcoming in its inaugural class, the Doctor of Psychology program received accreditation from the American Psychological Association.