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The Princeton Review lists WCU among nation’s best MBA programs

The Princeton Review’s “Best Business Schools for 2022” list recognizes WCU’s College of Business among the best on-campus programs for students to earn an MBA.  

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Engineering professor named as resident scholar for NSF funded research with FDA

Martin Tanaka, a professor in the College of Engineering and Technology, has been selected to be a scholar in residence with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation.   

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Online programs recognized in ranking by US News and World Report magazine

WCU is again listed among the best providers of online degree programs in the 10th annual ranking by U.S. News and World Report.  

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School of Nursing will put $2.2 million grant to use by creating equity program

The School of Nursing has received a $2.2 million grant to provide financial and academic support for nursing students and enhance classroom and workforce diversity.  

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Librarian feels the love by winning ‘I Love My Librarian’ award

Shamella Cromartie, associate dean of Hunter Library and a driving force for empowering scholarship on campus and in the community, is a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian award.  

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Haywood Waterways Association presents award to WCU for its many contributions

Haywood Waterways Association has presented its 2021 Pigeon River Award to WCU for making significant contributions in the protection of water and land resources in the neighboring county.  

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Educational Leadership program wins national 2021 Program of the Year honor

The Educational Leadership program is being honored by the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate as its 2021 Program of the Year.  

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Nurse Corps Scholarships help address health care provider shortages

Shuli Archer, a student in the School of Nursing at Western Carolina University, recently received a Nurse Corps Scholarship from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration.  

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School of Nursing ranked number one in state by educational almanac

The School of Nursing has been ranked first in the state by the Nursing Schools Almanac research team, in part for achieving an almost perfect rate of graduates passing the NCLEX on their first attempt.  

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