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Lane Perry

Fellowship supports research into rural businesses

WCU faculty member Lane Perry is working to understand the nuances of successful entrepreneurship in rural communities.   

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WCU Board of Trustees to hold quarterly meeting March 1

The Board of Trustees of Western Carolina University will hold its quarterly meeting at 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 1, in the board room of H.F. Robinson Administration Building.  

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Catamount Compass Program leads SCC graduates to WCU

WCU Chancellor Kelli Brown and Don Tomas, president of Southwestern Community College, recently met to sign a renewal of the memorandum of understanding between the two institutions.  

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Professor’s work on historical resource spans 20 years

Last September, English Studies professor Brent Kinser was recognized for more than 20 years of editorial work when Duke University Press held a celebration for the publication of the 50th and final volume of “The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle.”   

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WCU opens new passport facility, awards 25 free passports for students to study abroad

WCU has been selected by the Institute of International Education to receive an IIE American Passport Project grant that will enable 25 students to obtain a U.S. passport to support their study abroad journeys.   

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WCU and Blue Ridge CC renew memorandum of understanding

WCU Chancellor Kelli R. Brown and Laura B. Leatherwood, president of Blue Ridge Community College, signed a renewal of the memorandum of understanding between the two institutions.  

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A-B Tech graduates will continue to blaze a trail at WCU with renewed MOU

Through the partnership, which is called the Catamount Trailblazer Program, there were 85 applications from A-B Tech students for the fall 2023 semester.  

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WCU spring enrollment shows positive growth, retention rate

For the first time since 2020, total headcount enrollment climbed, with the spring semester total enrollment numbers topping out at 10,742, which is an increase of almost 200 students compared to spring 2023.  

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Grant to support Indigenous students in STEM

The University of North Carolina Asheville and WCU have partnered to help Indigenous students pursuing degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM fields.   

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