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Scholarship funds to honor careers of retiring accountancy professors Kauffman, Swanger

N. Leroy Kauffman, a faculty member since 1994, and Susan L. Swanger, a faculty member since 1997, have established separate scholarship funds to provide financial assistance to deserving accountancy students.  

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Marketing graduate triumphs through tragedy

Monica Green, from Clyde, has been a Zumba instructor, personal trainer and soon she will be an alumna of WCU. This December, Green will graduate with her bachelor’s degree in marketing as a first-generation college student.   

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Free enterprise center has new director, new focus on undergraduate research

Sean Mulholland, professor of economics at and former associate director of the Center for the Study of Free Enterprise, stepped into the role of director of the center on Aug. 15.   

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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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WCU announces FORVIS as new name for its accountancy programs

WCU leaders gathered with representatives of the nation’s eighth largest accounting firm Friday, Dec. 2, to mark a subtle but meaningful change in the College of Business as its accountancy programs now have a new name.  

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Students can now earn accredited marketing degree online

This upcoming fall semester, the College of Business will begin offering its nationally recognized bachelor’s degree in marketing program in an online format.  

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With online degree programs, the College of Business is keeping the classroom in reach

Going back to school to earn a job promotion, change careers or start a business is more convenient than ever.  

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The Princeton Review lists WCU among nation’s best MBA programs

The Princeton Review’s “Best Business Schools for 2022” list recognizes WCU’s College of Business among the best on-campus programs for students to earn an MBA.  

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