Chancellor Kelli R. Brown and Joel D. Welch, president of Western Piedmont Community College, signed a memorandum of understanding between the two institutions that guarantees admission to WCU for all Western Piedmont graduates who satisfy certain requirements.
Lanasia Pleasants was chosen as the 2023 recipient of the National Security Education Program David L. Boren Scholarship and is only the third WCU student to receive the award.
Brandon Schwab has been appointed as the vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost at the University of Illinois Springfield in Springfield, Illinois.
Rachel Faulkenberry is a senior in the College of Education and Allied Professions double majoring in psychology and art.
For Jim Costa, biology professor since 1996 and director of Western Carolina University’s Highlands Biological Station for the past 17 years, the study of evolution has always been one of his main interests and areas of research.
Western Carolina University held three spring commencement ceremonies May 12-13 at the Ramsey Regional Activity Center.
Forest bathing has been shown to decrease blood pressure, be beneficial to a person’s parasympathetic nervous system and protection from infections. It is also known to help combat anxiety, depression and lower stress.
Charles Volz is a business administration and law major from Granite Falls. Volz will graduate this May and then attend law school in the fall.
The College of Engineering and Technology is now officially part of the national Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society.