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WCU Board of Trustees present Craig Fowler with highest honor

In recognition of Craig Fowler, WCU's retiring CIO, and his exemplary service to the university, WCU’s Board of Trustees presented him with the Trustees' Award during the quarterly board meeting held on June 14.   

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WCU Board of Trustees approve Chris Williams as the university’s CIO

On Friday, June 14, WCU’s Board of Trustees approved Chris Williams as the university's chief information officer. Williams, who comes to WCU after spending the last nine years as the IT director for Student Affairs at UNC at Chapel Hill, will begin his new position Monday, June 24.   

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WCU’s Master of Accountancy Program going online beginning fall 2024

The Master of Accountancy Program, previously located at WCU's instructional site at Biltmore Park in Asheville, is moving to an online format beginning with the 2024 fall semester.  

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WCU sees a three-peat for Boren Scholarship recipients

For the third year in a row, Western Carolina University has had a student chosen as a recipient of a David L. Boren Scholarship to study aboard.  

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Students set up bug tents to learn more about the critters in Cullowhee

As part of a field entomology course at WCU, Luiz Lima Da Silveira, biology professor, and Sarah Parsons, professor of geosciences and natural resources, have teamed up to monitor insect populations on campus.  

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Board of Trustees to hold quarterly meeting June 13-14

WCU's Board of Trustees will hold its quarterly meeting at 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 14, in the board room of H.F. Robinson Administration Building.  

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Rich Price named WCU chief marketing and strategic partnerships officer

Rich Price, an alumnus and the executive director of economic development and strategic partnerships since January 2021, has been named WCU’s chief marketing and strategic partnerships officer.  

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Faculty members receive grant funding from NCInnovation for mosquito-borne infectious disease identification

Brian Byrd, WCU’s mosquito expert and professor, along with Scott Huffman, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Physics, have been approved for grant funding from NCInnovation.  

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Facilities Management recognized with awards

Joe Walker, Western Carolina University’s associate vice chancellor for Facilities Management, has been given the 2024 Frank B. Turner award.   

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