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Communication alum wins outstanding graduate award from Society of Professional Journalists

Sarah Stanley, a 2022 graduate, was recently awarded the Julie Galvan Outstanding Graduate Award from the Society of Professional Journalists.   

Brett Riggs

Riggs recognized by US Forest Service for Trail of Tears work

Brett Riggs was recently recognized by the U.S. Forest Service with the Exceptional Partner Award at the Trail of Tears Association’s national meeting, where he also gave the keynote address.  

Kevin Rumley and Jamie Vaske

Creating courts where no veteran is left behind

Jamie Vaske, a criminal justice professor, helped create Buncombe County Veterans Treatment Court. She will now help lead a study exploring how effective such courts are at helping struggling veterans in the criminal justice system achieve stability.  

Jon Campbell

Doctor of Psychology program receives accreditation

Three years after welcoming in its inaugural class, the Doctor of Psychology program received accreditation from the American Psychological Association.  

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Senior Leadership Fellows Program prepares for second cohort

The WCU Senior Leadership Fellows Program will wrap up its pilot year this fall and begin seeking nominations for a new cohort to begin in January 2023.   

jennifer hinton

Hinton named president-elect of recreational therapy organization

Jennifer Hinton, professor and program director of the recreational therapy program, was recently named president-elect of the American Therapeutic Recreation Association.  

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Rural-urban student teacher exchange awarded grant

A $5,000 grant will help boost an educator preparation exchange program between WCU and North Carolina A and T State University.  

Diane Martinez

Martinez recognized as Fulbright Scholar, will conduct project in Germany

Diane Martinez, an associate professor in the Department of English Studies, will head to Germanuy as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award recipient.  

John Carzoli

Carzoli named Fulbright Scholar, to assist physical therapy instruction in Bolivia

Having been named a Fulbright Scholar, John Carzoli, assistant professor and associate department head in the Physical Therapy Program, is headed to South America.  

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