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Chancellor Kelli R. Brown

WCU chancellor included in Business NC magazine’s leadership power list

Business North Carolina counts Chancellor Kelli R. Brown among its Power List 2021, a recently published compilation of the state’s most influential leaders.   

Alexis Moser dressed in graduation regalia in front of the alumni tower

Brinson Honors College graduate gains national fellowship award

“The ability to personally impact a child, paired with my love for all things language, is what truly inspired me to pursue a career in speech-language pathology,” said Alexis Moser, a recent graduate of Brinson Honors College.   

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.  

Courtney DeDea

Memorial service held at gardens dedicated to anatomy lab donors

WCU recognized a special group of donors with the dedication of a memorial garden Thursday, May 6, in a ceremony at the Health and Human Sciences Building.  

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.   

Sylva

Center for the Study of Free Enterprise to hold town hall series on post-pandemic recovery

The Center for the Study of Free Enterprise will hold a series of four town hall meetings on the impact of COVID-19 and recovery – social and economic – on the community, beginning May 19 and continuing through early June.  

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Graduate program in College of Engineering and Technology adjusts name

The College of Engineering and Technology has announced an update for the name of a graduate program to better reflect the scope of curriculum.  

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