On September 11, 2001, America changed. Thousands of people lost their lives on that fateful day inside the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and on a plane in Shanksville, Pa., due to terrorist attacks. In remembrance of the 2,977 lives lost, students and staff from the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning displayed American flags commemorating those who were lost. Students also reflected on 9/11 and its impact on their lives.
It’s sometimes hard to express oneself, especially during the past year. The pandemic turned many worlds upside down and students of Western North Carolina public schools were not immune to the pressure.
From high school drum major to Duke Energy to owner of his own company and chair of the Western Carolina University Board of Trustees — plus a few stops in between — Bryant Kinney has led a life of sheer leadership, no ifs, ands or buts about it.
Two Western Carolina University professors with interests in jail populations and addiction issues collaborated with one regional county government to better understand the recovery needs of its jail inmates with substance use disorder.
Business North Carolina counts Chancellor Kelli R. Brown among its Power List 2021, a recently published compilation of the state’s most influential leaders.
New Pride of the Mountains leader looks to build on an already great tradition. Jack Eaddy Jr. is all about pushing the envelope. Pushing the envelope is one reason Western Carolina University’s Pride of the Mountains Marching Band has become one of the most renowned collegiate bands in the country.
After being canceled in 2020 because of the global COVID-19 pandemic, WCU’s Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards resumed, albeit in a limited capacity form.
David Dorondo, an associate professor of history, has found himself lately a part of espionage, international diplomacy and a shadow world of geopolitical intrigue.
A new group has been organized for African American faculty and staff at WCU, though its efforts are intended to reach beyond into the community and other constituencies.