The award was presented in recognition of services that have been provided by the program’s students and faculty at state cross country and wrestling tournaments since 2004.
The honor is presented by WCU’s Division of Undergraduate Studies and includes a one-time stipend of $2,500.
Grants were awarded in April 2019 for a variety of projects involving university faculty, staff and students.
The sessions will include classes for three age categories – “shark” for children 6 and up; “fish” for ages 3-5; and “minnow” for children 6 months to 3 years.
WCU’s contingent at the event included more than 20 individuals representing the university’s faculty and staff, current students and alumni.
WCU students read to the Smokey Mountain Elementary School pupils on a regular basis as schedules allow, sometimes to a classroom or a small group and sometimes as a one-on-one activity.
The awards were presented at the 98th annual conference of the Southeastern Section of the Mathematical Association of America.
Two hundred new scholarships have been created since the effort began in July 2014.
The scholarship will provide support for students who are majoring in the fine and performing arts, with preference given to those in the School of Stage and Screen.