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Preston Blakely

WCU alum Preston Blakely to speak in February at Chancellor’s List event

Blakely will be the keynote speaker for the Chancellor’s List Award Ceremony. The event will be Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 5 p.m. in the Bardo Arts Center Performance Hall.   

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From the mountains to the sea, WCU alumna and coastal scientist helps to ensure longevity of coastal parks through $295k NPS grant

Growing up in Franklin, Katie Peek never dreamed she would be living in the mountains and working as a coastal scientist in WCU’s Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines.  

Ricardo Nazario Colon

Chief diversity officer creates endowed scholarship to honor mother

Ricardo Nazario-Colón recently took his commitment to diversity to a new level by establishing an endowed scholarship fund designed to support students from traditionally underrepresented groups seeking careers in teaching and educational leadership.  

Cyndy Caravelis

Caravelis, Boyer selected to All-SoCon Faculty and Staff team

Cyndy Caravelis, a professor of criminology and criminal justice, and Brian Boyer, a residential case manager, were chosen as WCU’s representatives on the All-Southern Conference Faculty and Staff team.   

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Walker named associate vice chancellor for auxiliary enterprises

Robert Walker has been named the associate vice chancellor for auxiliary enterprises, replacing Keith Corzine who retired Jan. 1 after more than 34 years at the university.  

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EMC alumnus honored for work in Operation Warp Speed’s COVID-19 vaccine development

John Eric Powell, a 1991 graduate of WCU’s Emergency Medical Care Program currently working as a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services science adviser, is the recipient of multiple national honors.  

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WCU holds two commencement ceremonies for fall 2022 graduates

WCU held two commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 17, with more than 1,100 graduates having their degrees conferred for bachelors, masters and doctoral programs.  

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Band director Jack A. Eaddy Jr. named finalist for GRAMMY Music Educator Award

The Recording Academy and GRAMMY Museum announced the 10 finalists for the 2023 Music Educator Award, and among those 10 is WCU’s Jack A. Eaddy Jr.   

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WCU’s foremost ‘head resident’ is turning in his keys after more than 34 years in student housing

Keith Corzine is stepping down Jan. 1 as associate vice chancellor for auxiliary enterprises.  

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