The Chancellor's List is an honor and designation that recognizes the exemplary accomplishment of students who have earned a 3.8 GPA during the previous semester at WCU. Students who have earned this prestigious award are role models as university citizens, having demonstrated their commitment to academic and personal excellence. These students understand that while it is important to excel in the classroom, it is equally important to engage with their community – on campus and in the region – and to make a difference in the lives of those around them. It is with great pride that we recognize Chancellor’s List recipients for their hard work and commitment to success!
This celebration and reception is hosted each semester, in September and February. Each celebration features remarks from the Chancellor and Provost, in addition to an inspiring keynote address. Distinguished speakers and leaders, known for their accomplishments, grit, and dedication to success, share diverse perspectives and personal passions. A reception follows the remarks, during which students pick up their certificates and enjoy refreshments.
Past keynote speakers featured:
Donovan Livingston, renowned spoken-word poet and scholar
Kwame Jackson, acclaimed entrepreneur, consultant, and speaker
Richard Sneed, Principal Chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
Honorable Loretta Lynch, Former Attorney General of the United States
Michael Steele, political analyst and former Chair of the Republican National Comittee
John Quiñones, ABC news correspondent and host of "What Would You Do?"
Liz Murray, author of the national best selling Novel, "Breaking Night"