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WRIGHT NAMED ONE OF TOP TEACHERS IN UNC SYSTEM

The University of North Carolina has recognized Laura Wright, a professor in WCU’s English Department, as one of the top teachers in the system, naming her among 17 recipients of UNC Board of Governors Awards for Excellence in Teaching for 2018.  

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WCU ACCOLADES

A summary of WCU accolades and accomplishments.  

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ASSOCIATE VICE CHANCELLOR FOR STUDENT SUCCESS NAMED ACE FELLOW

The American Council on Education announced that Lowell K. Davis, associate vice chancellor for student success, has been named an ACE Fellow for the 2018-19 academic year.  

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MPM PROGRAM LEADER TO CONDUCT RESEARCH ‘DOWN UNDER’

Australia always has been a place where Vittal Anantatmula, professor and director of Western Carolina University’s Master of Project Management Program, wanted to conduct research.  

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FINANCE STUDENTS ARE BULLISH ON TVA CHALLENGE

Western Carolina University finance students outperformed both the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard and Poor’s 500 average, as well as 24 other college teams, to take first place in an investment competition sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Authority.  

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THE BULLETIN

A summary of news about departures, new appointments and familiar faces in new places.  

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STATE OFFICIALS GATHER FOR CEREMONIAL GROUNDBREAKING ON APODACA SCIENCE BUILDING

More than a dozen current and former members of the General Assembly and other state officials were among the 200-plus who gathered in March for a ceremonial groundbreaking to mark the start of construction on Western Carolina University’s Tom Apodaca Science Building.  

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YOUTH SCIENCE PROJECT LEADS TO REAL-WORLD WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENTS

Lots of good ideas were coming from elementary, junior high and high school students at the 2018 Western Regional Science and Engineering Fair hosted by Western Carolina University in February.   

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WCU RECOGNIZED AS TOP-PRODUCING INSTITUTION FOR FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS

With a trio of Western Carolina University faculty members engaged in individual research projects around the world through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, the university has landed on a list recognizing the program’s “top-producing institutions” for 2017-18.  

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