The honors are presented at WCU's annual fall festival of Appalachian culture, Mountain Heritage Day.
The board also will hold committee meetings beginning at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 6, in the boardroom.
The MPA program prepares town managers, directors of nonprofit organizations, professors, police officers and other professionals committed to public service.
The coalition states its mission is to protect the nation’s residents, economy and military installations.
Crystal Ellwood constantly toed the line between literature and art up until the moment she decided to pursue her graduate degree in English at Western Carolina University. Her passion for literature and creative arts inspired her to take a more creative approach to her literature masters and paved the way for her first novel.
A panel discussion will focus on land trusts and help shed light on the current status of that aspect of conservation.
Emily Ashe already knew what she wanted to do long before she came to WCU for her bachelor’s degree. Knowing that she wanted to have a future in medicine was a key factor in choosing WCU, where she eventually earned her degree in pre-med biology. Now, she is in the graduate forensic pathology program, after taking a year off for a fellowship with the FBI.
At age 19, Victoria (Tori) Renfroe has about 30 years left to live, according to the hourglass she’s been handed by her doctors. That’s right, to age 49. Yes, she’s hopeful for a little more time, and with regular doctors’ visits, she might get it, she said. But in the meantime, she’s got college to finish, law school to attend, human rights to protect, a puppy to raise, a relationship to revel in and, well, you get the idea.
A wide array of classes and workshops will be available this summer through WCU's Division of Educational Outreach.