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US News and World Report rankings puts WCU in top listings of universities and colleges

The annual U.S. News and World Report rankings of colleges and universities for 2021 places WCU firmly in an upper echelon of institutions of higher education.  

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Scholarship established in memory of WCU finance professor

A new scholarship has been established to honor long-time Western Carolina University College of Business professor Grace Allen, who passed away Aug. 19 after a brief battle with cancer.  

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Demolition of WCU's two largest residence halls scheduled to begin Sept. 16

The exterior walls of Scott and Walker residence halls are scheduled to begin tumbling down Wednesday, Sept. 16, along with floors and ceilings.  

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WCU maintains positive bond rating, outlook from Moody's

WCU has retained a bond rating of Aa3 and an outlook of “stable” in a recent review of institutional finances by national bond rating agency Moody’s Investor Services.  

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Honors College has new name, thanks to donors Jack and Judy Brinson

WCU renames the Honor College after donors Jack and Judy Brinson.  

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Wine To Water founder to speak to WCU students about the importance of water

Doc Hendley, founder of the nonprofit organization Wine To Water, will be the keynote speaker at WCU’s Conference for Undergraduate Regional Engagement Saturday, Sept. 12.  

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WCU board approves issuance of bonds to fund replacements for Scott, Walker residence halls

WCU Board of Trustees approved issuance of $80 million in special obligation bonds to fund the cost of construction to replace Scott and Walker residence halls.   

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Scholarship established in memory of WCU finance professor

A new scholarship has been established to honor long-time College of Business professor Grace Allen, who passed away Aug. 19 after a brief battle with cancer.   

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Wingyan Chung Helps Advance New Knowledge for Managing the Data Deluge

As a teenager, Wingyan Chung had already developed an affinity for computers, using them to build digital spreadsheets and documents. Chung’s early love for computers continued during his college years amidst the rapid growth of the internet, later leading to a higher education career in management information systems.   

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