Karen Price has been named as the new director of institutional assessment at WCU. Price will begin her role Thursday, June 29.
Three rising seniors from the new Morganton campus of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics spent the last few weeks at WCU’s Highlands Biological Station as part of their research and mentorship program.
WCU’s first graduating class from the Doctor of Psychology program were hooded during the graduate commencement ceremony in May.
A former two-time Academic All-American football player who still gets chills thinking back to his own gridiron glory days wants to help ensure that future Catamount student-athletes have similar experiences.
The undergraduate teacher preparation program has been recognized by the National Council on Teacher Quality as among the best in the nation in preparing future elementary teachers to teach children to read.
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.
Chancellor Kelli R. Brown and Joel D. Welch, president of Western Piedmont Community College, signed a memorandum of understanding between the two institutions that guarantees admission to WCU for all Western Piedmont graduates who satisfy certain requirements.
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.
The Mountain Heritage Center opened a new exhibit for the summer, “Coverlets: New Threads in Old Patterns,” on display through Aug. 31.