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Don Tomas and Kelli Brown

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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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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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.   

Diane Martinez

English professor facilitates international collaboration through Fulbright award

Diane Martinez, professor of English, spent eight months at Ludwigsburg University of Education in Germany, from fall 2022 to spring 2023 as part of the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award she received in March 2022.  

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Engineering and Athletics team up with Penn State on head impact research

Clayton Bardall, a graduate student in WCU’s Engineering Technology program and tight end on the football team, recently combined his both passions on a project that will have a major impact on athletes for generations to come.   

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ATF gets hands-on fire investigation training with Forensic Anthropology Program

WCU provides fire investigation training courses for the ATF as well as other law enforcement agencies.  

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Health disparities, medical scare fuel WCU students’ passion for pharmaceutical care

Before students Madeline Tyson and Lisbet Alvarez had even thought about applying to college, they knew they wanted to be pharmacists.   

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