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Faculty’s work with UP Program recognized with community engagement award

The Engagement Scholarship Consortium will present WCU with its Faculty Community Engagement Award at its annual conference in Denver in October.  


UNC Charlotte's Hildreth, WCU's Cooper appointed by trustees to professorships

Action to fill the Kimmel and Madison distinguished professorships was part of the board's quarterly meeting Friday, June 7.  

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Grants for WCU projects announced by Research Administration

Awards were received in May 2019 for a variety of projects involving university faculty, staff and students.  


Board of Trustees salutes outgoing interim chancellor, hears from chancellor-elect

The board also paid tribute to three of its members whose terms are expiring – Patricia B. Kaemmerling, Wardell Townsend and Grace Battle – and welcomed SGA President David Rhode as an ex-officio member.  

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University announces graduates, dean’s/chancellor’s list for spring

WCU conferred degrees on 1,625 students who completed their studies, and a total of 2,940 students have been named to the dean’s list.  


Faculty, students collaborate for fourth Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Ten students and their faculty mentors were chosen to participate out of 21 submitted proposals, a record number for the program.   


Persistence leads to Hendersonville native being elected president of SGA

Campus safety, sustainability and school spirit are issues junior David Rhode wants to address during his time in office.  


Chancellor-elect, trustees hear about research, outreach at Highlands Biological Station

Established in 1927, the facility includes the Highlands Nature Center, the William Coker Laboratories and the Highlands Botanical Garden, plus public-accessible trails and boardwalks.  


Retired educator receives lifetime achievement award from craft guild

Anna Fariello, retired associate professor for digital initiatives, was honored for her work at WCU and its benefit to the community.  

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