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WCU one of four NCInnovation UNC System regional hubs, fueling regional and statewide economic growth

While the state of North Carolina is a well-recognized leader in research and development, the output does not measure up to the state’s size. That's were NCInnovation steps in.  

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WCU ranks in top 8.5% on Forbes list of America’s Best Midsize Employers

WCU has once again garnered national attention for being one of the best places in the nation to work.  

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Chancellor Kelli Brown to serve on ALL IN Presidents’ Council to promote nonpartisan student voting

Chancellor Kelli R. Brown will once again serve on the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge Presidents’ Council.  

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Alumna is North Carolina’s Beginning Teacher of the Year

Abby Bentley worked as a research scientist after her undergraduate studies. In the field, she was concerned with environmental toxicology – she would test water near agriculture sites for certain pollutants.   

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Gilman Scholar sails to the south of France

Daniella Sanchez-Juarez, a senior entrepreneurship and finance major, wanted to learn French. The best way, she decided, was immersion. She needed to go to France.   

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Project CARE inspires alumna toward service

Nia Blackwell was quiet, shy in high school. She knew she needed to get out her shell, make friends and connect with community when she came to WCU.  

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Fellowship supports research into rural businesses

WCU faculty member Lane Perry is working to understand the nuances of successful entrepreneurship in rural communities.   

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WCU Board of Trustees to hold quarterly meeting March 1

The Board of Trustees of Western Carolina University will hold its quarterly meeting at 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 1, in the board room of H.F. Robinson Administration Building.  

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Catamount Compass Program leads SCC graduates to WCU

WCU Chancellor Kelli Brown and Don Tomas, president of Southwestern Community College, recently met to sign a renewal of the memorandum of understanding between the two institutions.  

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