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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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WCU to host FAFSA Day Jan. 27

WCU will host a FAFSA Day on Saturday, Jan. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon in the WCU Financial Aid Office, located in room 105 of the Cordelia Camp Building.  

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Students take career trip to SEW Eurodrive, BMW, setting wheels in motion for internship opportunities

The Center for Career and Professional Development recently took a group of 30 students from various majors to SEW Eurodrive in the upstate region of South Carolina.  

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MLK celebration begins with annual Unity March Jan. 15

WCU’s Martin Luther King Jr. monthlong celebration will begin Monday, Jan. 15, with its annual Unity March.  

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Engineering and Athletics team up with Penn State on head impact research

Clayton Bardall, a graduate student in WCU’s Engineering Technology program and tight end on the football team, recently combined his both passions on a project that will have a major impact on athletes for generations to come.   

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ATF gets hands-on fire investigation training with Forensic Anthropology Program

WCU provides fire investigation training courses for the ATF as well as other law enforcement agencies.  

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Fund for WCU supports School of Nursing health outreach efforts in 2 WNC counties

Students, faculty and alumni from the School of Nursing offered a series of outreach events providing holistic nursing assessment and care coordination, navigation and education at sites across WNC over the summer.  

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Academic Success Program students visit Argentina with support from Fund for WCU

Seventeen WCU students participated in an eight-day international learning experience for conditionally admitted students who successfully completed the Academic Success Program, thanks to support from the Fund for WCU.  

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