In recognition of the Haires’ contributions to WCU and to the mountain region, the university has bestowed upon them its Distinguished Service Award, making them one of just a handful of couples ever to receive the honor.
Residents of five WNC counties dealing with food insecurity issues were able to enjoy nutritious meals last Thanksgiving thanks to the efforts of the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band members and Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning.
Hunter Library is providing free exhibitions of historical photographs to communities across Western North Carolina through a project made possible by donations to the Fund for WCU.
Rebecca Nagle will deliver the annual lecture at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at WCU’s University Center Theater and again at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian in Cherokee.
WCU has partnered with Statesville High School to form a program called Students to Teachers Through Educator Pathways.
Caitlin Lambert, a 2021 graduate of WCU, was named North Carolina Student Teacher of the Year.
An interdisciplinary team of WCU faculty is working in collaboration with EBCI Natural Resources, Cherokee Central Schools and Swain County High School.
A new pilot program at Western Carolina University, called Catamount Commitment, will provide new first-year students from North Carolina with varying levels of annual award money based on their high school GPA.
Jamie Vaske, a criminal justice professor, helped create Buncombe County Veterans Treatment Court. She will now help lead a study exploring how effective such courts are at helping struggling veterans in the criminal justice system achieve stability.