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College of Business students dominate national financial planning competition

It was first place honors for Kristen Revis and a solid third place for Sophia Spangler, finance students in the College of Business, in a national collegiate competition held this past week in St. Louis.  

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College of Business students achieve top results in TVA Investment Challenge

A team of College of Business students proved their financial moxie with real money in an investment competition sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Authority.  

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MBA student attending WCU gains women in business scholarship

Rikki Bryant, seeking a master’s degree in business administration at WCU, is one of 32 students to win a district award for the Klausman Women in Business Scholarship.  

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High Hampton resort offers tuition reimbursement to WCU students

What began as small conversations regarding the possibility WCU establishing an internship program with High Hampton resort in Cashiers has led to a partnership establishing the High Hampton Educational Assistance Plan.   

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WCU program director reviews effects of the pandemic on EMS workers

A “new normal” emerged during the pandemic, but what about frontline workers like first responders, emergency medical services technicians and paramedics who routinely work beyond the normal?  

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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.  

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CSFE examines state’s prospects for economic recovery after pandemic

The Center for the Study of Free Enterprise at has issued an assessment of economic recovery, sustainability and growth in North Carolina following the pandemic.  

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Essential WCU

We successfully wrapped up one of the most difficult semesters in our university’s history and began a new one with many known and unknown challenges ahead. Our employees and students have worked harder than ever amid the challenging circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic to achieve their goals and to make a positive difference in the world.  

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Master of Project Management puts IT employee on a path of upward trajectory

A few years back, Western Carolina University’s Division of Information Technology added a project management office. Because IT employee Dawn Brown worked closely with the project office, she thought it might be beneficial to learn more about project management. She enrolled in WCU’s Master of Project Management (MPM) Program. Not only has it proven to be helpful in her IT role, but Brown said she now has a complete understanding of the entire project management process.  

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