Western Carolina University students who achieved chancellor’s list status for their fall semester academic work were honored at a Monday (Feb. 6) event that also included a presentation by educator and spoken-word poet Donovan Livingston.
Western Carolina University has been recognized as one of America’s Colleges of Distinction for 2017 by a national guidebook and online resource, citing WCU as where students go “to learn, to grow and to succeed.”
David Dorondo, associate professor in Western Carolina University’s Department of History, has been honored with an American Legion Distinguished Service Award, presented recently by the Steve Youngdeer Post 143 of Cherokee.
Six new students are enrolled in the RN to BSN Rural Education and Support scholarship program at Western Carolina University this fall as the university and Mission Health in Asheville continue their partnership to improve the quality of nursing care in rural Western North Carolina by increasing the number of baccalaureate-degree prepared nurses.
Novels written by a Western Carolina University professor and by his former student are among the 147 titles in the running for the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award, widely acknowledged as one of the top – and most lucrative – honors in the publishing world.
Western Carolina University’s Ben Steere, assistant professor of anthropology and co-director of Cherokee Studies Programs, is recipient of the Principal Chief Leon D. Jones Award for Archaeological Excellence, presented by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.