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CAS alumna honored with national award in leadership as a teacher of color

Zoe Zander, a 2018 WCU alumna, has received a 2021 Early Career Educator of Color Leadership Award presented by the National Council of Teachers of English.   

Al Kopak and Alexa Singer

Professors hope data encourages empathetic approach to treating jail inmates with addiction issues

Two Western Carolina University professors with interests in jail populations and addiction issues collaborated with one regional county government to better understand the recovery needs of its jail inmates with substance use disorder.  

David Kinner

David Kinner named dean of College of Arts and Sciences

The WCU Board of Trustees appointed David A. Kinner as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences as part of its special-called meeting April 27.   

Catherine Carter

Catherine Carter receives state’s excellence in teaching award

Catherine Carter, a professor in WCU’s Department of English, will receive one of the University of North Carolina System’s top awards.  

David Dorondo

David Dorondo participates in NATO hybrid warfare research

David Dorondo, an associate professor of history, has found himself lately a part of espionage, international diplomacy and a shadow world of geopolitical intrigue.   

Enrique Gomez

WCU to host ‘Star Party’ at Jackson County Airport

WCU’s Department of Chemistry and Physics will host an evening telescope viewing party at the Jackson County Airport at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 16.  

radio tower

WWCU-FM begins broadcasting online due to frequency transition

For the first time in its 73-year history, the student-run radio station at WCU is silent. But not for long.  

Gabriela Garcia

Learning leadership skills through the military and veteran community

The active military and veteran community is familiar to Gabriela Iglesias Garcia, a Western Carolina University sophomore from Jacksonville, majoring in English. Garcia’s father is a service member, along with many others in her family.  

Frankie Bauer

Alumni explores historical, cultural, political and personal connections that cross tribal designations

Frankie Bauer came to Western Carolina University in 2016 to pursue a master’s degree in history. A member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Bauer concentrated on Cherokee Studies, defending his thesis and earning his degree in fall 2018.  

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