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Forbes ranks WCU in top 10 of best online colleges in NC

WCU’s distance learning programs have been ranked among the best in North Carolina, making the top 10 on the Forbes list of best online colleges in the Old North State.   

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Patricia Bricker named WCU’s Jay M. Robinson Distinguished Professor

After serving as associate dean of the college, Patricia Bricker is starting her 23rd year at WCU back in the classroom as the Jay M. Robinson Distinguished Professor in Educational Technologies.   

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Cherokee Language Program's ECHT Project receives $64,905 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded Sara Snyder Hopkins, assistant professor and director of the Cherokee Language Program, a grant of $64,905 for her ongoing translation project, Eastern Cherokee Histories in Translation.   

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Kimmel Distinguished Professor of Construction Management receives the 2023 GroundBreaker Award

John Hildreth, the Kimmel Distinguished Professor of Construction Management in the College of Engineering and Technology, was named a recipient of the 2023 GroundBreaker Award.   

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WCU set to recognize education champions Phil and Connie Haire; honorary naming ceremony to be held Sept. 8

WCU’s Public Policy Institute will be known as the Phil and Connie Haire Institute for Public Policy.   

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Highlands Biological Station to host book signing, benefit for Botanical Gardens

WCU’s Highlands Biological Station will be hosting a book signing event to benefit the Highlands Botanical Gardens on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 2-6 p.m. at the Highlands Community Building.   

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WCU program among nation’s best in preparing future teachers to teach the “science of reading”

The undergraduate teacher preparation program has been recognized by the National Council on Teacher Quality as among the best in the nation in preparing future elementary teachers to teach children to read.  

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Mountain Heritage Awards call for nominations

Nominations are being accepted for the annual Mountain Heritage Awards, which recognize contributions of regional artists, nonprofit leaders, and an array of organizations for their commitment to Appalachian culture.  

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Former associate dean of CoB receives Gov. Roy Cooper's highest honor

Ken Flynt, former associate dean of Western Carolina University’s College of Business (2008-2021), recently received The Order of the Long Leaf Pine from Governor Roy Cooper.  

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