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Jeff and Tina Ray

Rays strive to bring students, STEM together through scholarship support

To support their love of engineering and education, Jeff and Tina Ray created the Hopkins and Ray Engineering and Technology Endowed Scholarship to support students in WCU’s College of Engineering and Technology, for which Jeff Ray serves as dean.  


Scholarship recipient revels in advanced technology, new surroundings

Lauren Bryson is the first recipient of the Hopkins and Ray Engineering and Technology Endowed Scholarship.  


New psychology doctorate approved by SACSCOC; school psychology program earns praise

The first cohort of students in the university's fourth doctoral-level program is expected to begin course work next fall.  


BCOutdoors now open for business in Noble Hall with gear, taproom

Ben King, a 2011 WCU alumnus, founded Bryson City Outdoors in 2013 and is now one of three partners operating a home store on Main Street in Bryson City and the new outpost on campus.  

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WCU back in Blue Ridge Outdoors ‘adventure college’ contest

The first round of voting for this year’s title, with WCU pitted against Appalachian State University, began Feb. 25 and continues until March 4.  


Series of Tuesday events, including choral performance, set for Women's History Month

WCU's Concert Choir will perform a song by Haywood County composer Margaret Stringfield that was published in 1939.  

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Two new courses added to digital marketing certificate program

The instructor will be Scott Rader, an associate professor of marketing and entrepreneurship in WCU’s College of Business  


Ride share website now available for WCU faculty, staff, students is a ride share program designed for those who are seeking commute and travel partners on campus.  


Students from Pakistan attending WCU through exchange program

The three international students are taking classes at WCU as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan.  

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