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Design for Health group awarded $70k grant to assess housing needs of elderly in WNC

The $70k ASID grant will support the resilient and age-inclusive design assessment framework project that will be used to evaluate the social determinant of health outcomes of older adults in WNC.  

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Birth-Kindergarten Program receives momentous grant

The Birth-Kindergarten Program was recently awarded an $868,885 grant by the Dogwood Health Trust for Leadership, Equity and Access Fellowship in Early Childhood Education.   

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WCU holds two commencement ceremonies for fall 2022 graduates

WCU held two commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 17, with more than 1,100 graduates having their degrees conferred for bachelors, masters and doctoral programs.  

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International student’s dream of getting master’s degree abroad ends with MBA

Luís Paulo Hemmer, an international student from Santa Catarina, Brazil, decided to pursue his master’s abroad, which seemed like a leap of faith to some, but he wanted to prove that his vision could be reality.   

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Faced with unbelievable adversity, WCU graduate takes the high(er) education road

For Bryson City native Amanda Anderson, a WCU student graduating Dec. 17 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and law, this day could not come soon enough.  

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CEAP student wins two state health and physical education awards

The saying “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life” may sound cliché, but for health and physical education student Faith Bourque, this saying could not be truer.  

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Students present research at Southern Conference forum

Students were given the opportunity to network with students from other Southern Conference schools and expand their knowledge of other academic areas at the SoCon Undergraduate Research Forum.  

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For the first time in WCU’s history, 5 students apply for Fulbright awards

For the first time in WCU’s history, two alumni and three current students have applied for various Fulbright awards.  

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College of Engineering and Technology has Fulbright Visiting Scholar for fall semester

Vladislav “Vlado” Slavov is WCU's second Fulbright Visiting Scholar in the university’s history.  

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