In the spring of 2022, Charlie Parrish, director of the School of Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Sport Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management, met with Lee Schmudde, outgoing chair of the Hospitality and Tourism Management board, and AJ Grube, the College of Business dean, to discuss the possibility of a capstone project with the military-affiliated Shades of Green Resort in Orlando.
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.
The Mountain Heritage Center opened a new exhibit for the summer, “Coverlets: New Threads in Old Patterns,” on display through Aug. 31.
The WCU Board of Trustees appointed Jeff Lawson as dean of the Graduate School and Research as part of its regular meeting June 9. Lawson will start in his new position July 1.
The 2nd Annual Teach What You Know, Share What You Have conference was held June 7-8, in the Bardo Arts Center.
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.
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.
Brandon Schwab has been appointed as the vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost at the University of Illinois Springfield in Springfield, Illinois.