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Greeley appointed to UNC Board of Governors; Hardister joins WCU Board of Trustees

Kathryn Greeley, chair of the board, has been appointed to the University of North Carolina Board of Governors effective immediately. Joining the WCU Board effective July 1, will be former N.C. State Representative Jon Hardister.   

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Mountain Heritage Awards call for nominations, celebrating 50th anniversary

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 and preservation or interpretation of the history of Southern Appalachia.  

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Annual Planting Day event recognizes philanthropic impact of WCU giving societies

Members of WCU’s leadership giving societies gathered during an annual celebration of philanthropy and heard about the impact of their generosity directly from one of the more than 1,645 recipients of scholarships supported by their donations.  

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WCU Board of Trustees present Craig Fowler with highest honor

In recognition of Craig Fowler, WCU's retiring CIO, and his exemplary service to the university, WCU’s Board of Trustees presented him with the Trustees' Award during the quarterly board meeting held on June 14.   

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WCU Board of Trustees approve Chris Williams as the university’s CIO

On Friday, June 14, WCU’s Board of Trustees approved Chris Williams as the university's chief information officer. Williams, who comes to WCU after spending the last nine years as the IT director for Student Affairs at UNC at Chapel Hill, will begin his new position Monday, June 24.   

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WCU’s Master of Accountancy Program going online beginning fall 2024

The Master of Accountancy Program, previously located at WCU's instructional site at Biltmore Park in Asheville, is moving to an online format beginning with the 2024 fall semester.  

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WCU sees a three-peat for Boren Scholarship recipients

For the third year in a row, Western Carolina University has had a student chosen as a recipient of a David L. Boren Scholarship to study aboard.  

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‘Fill the Western Sky’ contributions continue Brown family legacy of support for WCU

A Cary couple with deep family connections to the founders of WCU is taking steps to ensure that students of the future will continue to have access to enhanced educational, athletic and extracurricular activities.  

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