WCU's chief marketing officer received the award in Orlando at the American Marketing Association's Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education.
About 150 students from the 10 Southern Conference institutions gave presentations, with research in the arts and humanities included with the more traditional STEM disciplines.
The Hall of Fame was established to recognize individuals who have had a “positively life-changing impact on Music for All and Bands of America programs, as well as in music education.”
Wongonyi, a scattered settlement located about five hours drive-time southwest of Nairobi, is isolated from major population centers by sheer distance and poor roads.
The family-friendly concert will conclude with a holiday sing-along and an appearance by Santa Claus.
The second annual Cherokee studies event will be held Monday, Nov. 19, on the WCU campus and again Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian in Cherokee.
The university's Adelaide Worth Daniels Distinguished Professor of Special Education was recognized with one of the top honors presented by the Board of Governors.
Registration is open for the Sylva Rotary Club's 5K that will be held Thursday, Nov. 22, on the WCU campus.
Members of the board have a popular tradition of hosting social occasions with students featuring casual conversation and chicken pot pie as the main course.