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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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Faculty members receive grant funding from NCInnovation for mosquito-borne infectious disease identification

Brian Byrd, WCU’s mosquito expert and professor, along with Scott Huffman, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Physics, have been approved for grant funding from NCInnovation.  

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Facilities Management recognized with awards

Joe Walker, Western Carolina University’s associate vice chancellor for Facilities Management, has been given the 2024 Frank B. Turner award.   

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Chancellor Kelli Brown 4-peats on Business NC Power List

For the fourth year in a row, Business North Carolina magazine included WCU Chancellor Kelli R. Brown in its Power List of the state’s most influential leaders.  

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University recognized for energy efforts

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality has formally recognized Western Carolina University for its efforts to reduce energy consumption.  

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Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning celebrates students, faculty with Impact Awards

Several WCU programs, faculty and students were recognized by the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning during the 2024 Impact Awards ceremony.  

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University faculty, staff awards announced for ’24

On Tuesday, April 24, the university’s faculty and staff were celebrated during the annual Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards ceremony.  

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Communication student crowned Miss North Carolina Collegiate

Kaitlyn Burns, a senior communication major, has been crowned Miss North Carolina Collegiate USA 2024.   

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CoB students earn high returns in annual TVA investment challenge

A team of students from the College of Business finished near the top in an annual competition sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Authority, putting together an investment portfolio that outperformed the stock market average.  

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