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Tom Belt

Former scholar Thomas Belt honored with doctorate of humane letters

The WCU Board of Trustees awarded Cherokee scholar Thomas Belt with its highest honorary degree, doctorate of humane letters, as part of its commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 15.  

Charles Thomas

Charles Thomas named dean of Hunter Library

The WCU Board of Trustees has appointed Charles F. Thomas as dean of Hunter Library. Thomas will start in his new position effective July 1.  

Pride of the Mountains

Marching On

New Pride of the Mountains leader looks to build on an already great tradition. Jack Eaddy Jr. is all about pushing the envelope. Pushing the envelope is one reason Western Carolina University’s Pride of the Mountains Marching Band has become one of the most renowned collegiate bands in the country.  

David Kinner

David Kinner named dean of College of Arts and Sciences

The WCU Board of Trustees appointed David A. Kinner as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences as part of its special-called meeting April 27.   

Catherine Carter

Catherine Carter receives state’s excellence in teaching award

Catherine Carter, a professor in WCU’s Department of English, will receive one of the University of North Carolina System’s top awards.  

Elementary ed

CEAP looks to attract men of color through Call Me MISTER program

The landscape of the K-12 teaching environment across the U.S., and also North Carolina, lends itself to being predominantly comprised of white females. What’s hard to find are African American male teachers.  

Liz Anderson

Department of Social Work gains grant for improving advance care planning in Cherokee community

The National Institute of Nursing Research has awarded just over $374,500 to WCU’s Department of Social Work to work in partnership with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians for advance care planning with the Native American community.   

David Dorondo

David Dorondo participates in NATO hybrid warfare research

David Dorondo, an associate professor of history, has found himself lately a part of espionage, international diplomacy and a shadow world of geopolitical intrigue.   

ame church

WNC Tomorrow Black Oral History Project brings 1980s-era recordings to digital age

WCU’s Special and Digital Collections at Hunter Library has digitized a collection of interviews conducted between 1986 and 1989 with Black residents from Western North Carolina, all of whom were older than 69 at the time.   

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