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WCU again designated Tree Campus USA, with plans for Earth Week activities

On the heels on being recertified as a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, WCU is holding a series of sustainability events during Earth Week, April 19 to April 25.  

Dana Patterson

Dana Patterson

Dana Patterson is proud of her success because it does not belong to her alone. It belongs to the ancestors on whose shoulders she stands, and it belongs to the future generations that will follow her.   

Benny Smith

Benny Smith

Benny Smith is proud of his success because he is deliberate in using the investment of time and energy that a community of people have given him throughout his life to make a lasting impact in the lives of others.   

Brandi Hinnant-Crawford

Brandi Hinnant-Crawford

Brandi Hinnant-Crawford says that her success makes her humble, appreciative and grateful. She is proud, but not of herself; She is proud of the fantastic community that raised and nurtured here. And her success makes her accountable to that community.   

Myron Jackson

Myron Jackson

Myron Jackson is proud of his success because it taught him to be grateful for the help and support of others. One cannot succeed alone.   

Shamella Cromartie

Shamella Cromartie

Shamella Cromartie didn’t recall the first time she heard that “if you live by the cheers, you die by the boos,” but it stuck with her and it shapes much of her thoughts around success.   

Munene Mwaniki

Munene Mwaniki

Getting a PhD certainly isn't easy and there are few Black professors to model after, but Mwaniki also was fortunate in a lot ways and didn't believe that a degree made him smarter than others.  

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Librarian feels the love by winning ‘I Love My Librarian’ award

Shamella Cromartie, associate dean of Hunter Library and a driving force for empowering scholarship on campus and in the community, is a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian award.  

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WCU in three top 10 collegiate rankings by US News and World Report

WCU shows marked improvement and is in the top 10 in three categories of the annual U.S. News and World Report rankings of colleges and universities for 2022, it was recently announced.  

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