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Kristen Revis

Finance students advance to finals in national competition

College of Business students Sophia Spangler and Kristen Revis are advancing to the national finals in a financial planning competition held by the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants.  

Bill Ogletree

WCU faculty member is recipient of UNC System's Holshouser Award

Dr. Billy Ogletree, of Western Carolina University, received the 2021 Governor James E. Holshouser, Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service during today’s regular meeting of the UNC Board of Governors.  

Jayne Zanglein

WCU professor emeritus explores the adventures of early women explorers in new book

When Jayne Zanglein came back from an excursion with WCU students to China a few years ago, she had the usual memorable and fun experiences and an idea.  

Billy Ogletree

Book by Billy Ogletree published on augmentative alternative communication

As a professor of communication sciences and disorders at WCU, Billy Ogletree has special insight into and experience with speech and language.   

Parade Day

Communications and marketing team honored by higher ed organization

WCU has been recognized by a national higher educational organization for its work in communication and marketing.  

Francis-Fallon

Inaugural, prestigious national first book award goes to Francis-Fallon

On the heels of a historic election cycle, Ben Francis-Fallon is being honored for his research and resulting book into the history of the most rapidly growing electoral group in America.  

Al Kopek

Three mental health conditions contribute to violent offenses, WCU study finds

WCU researchers find a disproportionate number of inmates with violent offenses suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder and alcohol use disorder.  

US News rankings

WCU ranked by US News and World Report for online undergraduate, graduate programs

WCU has been ranked among the top providers of online programs by U.S. News and World Report in numerous categories for 2021.  

Nialls Michelsen

New book suggests lowering the voting age nationally to 16

Could voter engagement and democracy be better served with a younger voting age?   

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