There were nursing students giving shots, church members helping people find their place in line, fraternity brothers directing traffic and other volunteers filling in where needed. Sometimes it takes a village to protect a village, and that certainly was the case when a group of Western Carolina University nursing school students decided to make their senior service learning project a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for Buncombe County’s African American community.
WCU is moving forward with plans to resume as close to normal operations this fall, given the current COVID-19 trends and projections.
Amanda Clapp has received the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award for Science and Mathematics Teachers, which recognizes outstanding teachers in the North Carolina public primary and secondary schools.
Coming off the local, state and national political season of the fall, WCU once again has been designated a Voter Friendly Campus.
As a high school senior Olivia Swalm had her life all planned out: Furman University, premed major in biology, then medical school and a career as a forensic pathologist. Then she was forced to take a knee.
What began as small conversations regarding the possibility WCU establishing an internship program with High Hampton resort in Cashiers has led to a partnership establishing the High Hampton Educational Assistance Plan.
After a series of virtual commencement ceremonies due to COVID-19 in 2020, WCU will resume modified, in-person commencement activities this spring.
A “new normal” emerged during the pandemic, but what about frontline workers like first responders, emergency medical services technicians and paramedics who routinely work beyond the normal?
After helping Jackson County Department of Public Health clear its backlog of individuals waiting for the COVID-19 vaccine, WCU’s vaccine clinic is now serving the Western North Carolina region.