Participants receive $5,000 per semester for their junior and senior years and also agree to work in nuclear-related employment for six months after graduation for every year they receive the award.
The board also will hold committee meetings and discussions Thursday, Feb. 28.
Sustainability is something that affects everyone in some way. During WCU’s 2019-20 academic year, it will affect students as the new campus learning theme.
The event in the Grandroom of A.K. Hinds University Center is open to the campus community and general public.
The new research series will address current events in economics and politics in Western North Carolina and beyond, by subject matter experts from on campus and around the country.
Two representatives from each of the conference's 10 member institutions are recognized annually, with each school making its own selections.
The university is one of four higher education institutions in the state and among 48 in the nation selected for the recognition.
Performances will be held in the Josephina Niggli Studio Theatre at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.
It took a while for Joanna Woodson to discover her true passion in life. But three universities and year and a half in the workplace later, Woodson has found her purpose, along with a home, at Western Carolina University. After a year at WCU, Woodson has not only settled on a major, she’s discovered a passion for politics that has led WCU to become a leader in voter participation across the University of North Carolina system.