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Catawba Valley CC students will have guaranteed admission to WCU

Students from Catawba Valley Community College will be guaranteed admission to WCU after Chancellor Kelli R. Brown and Garrett Hinshaw, president of CVCC, signed a memorandum of understanding between the two institutions.  

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University Police to add therapy dog to force

Sasha, a chocolate lab puppy, is undergoing certification training to be a therapy dog for the campus police department.  

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WCU double alumnus pursues degrees for his community

John David Arch is an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, a Navy veteran and a non-traditional student who is now a double alumnus of WCU.   

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Design for Health group awarded $70k grant to assess housing needs of elderly in WNC

The $70k ASID grant will support the resilient and age-inclusive design assessment framework project that will be used to evaluate the social determinant of health outcomes of older adults in WNC.  

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School of Nursing explores rural nursing at critical access hospital

WCU students enrolled in the RNPC internship spent three days in Sparta this fall and were exposed to a variety of care settings as part of their capstone clinical course.  

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WCU receives $150k award for mosquito-borne La Crosse encephalitis research

The University of North Carolina Collaboratory has given WCU a three-year, $150,000 award that will allow Brian Byrd and his students to identify environmental and behavioral risk factors for La Crosse encephalitis in WNC.   

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Birth-Kindergarten Program receives momentous grant

The Birth-Kindergarten Program was recently awarded an $868,885 grant by the Dogwood Health Trust for Leadership, Equity and Access Fellowship in Early Childhood Education.   

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Faculty member part of NASA moonwalking test mission

Amy Fagan, associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, recently had the opportunity of a lifetime, serving on the NASA moonwalking test mission team for Artemis III, which is part of the Artemis missions.  

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WCU gears up for weeklong celebration honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

WCU’s Martin Luther King Jr. weeklong celebration will feature a keynote address from Lisa Blackmon to highlight this year’s theme - "Building a Legacy of Leadership."  

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