“High Mountains Rising: Appalachia in Time and Place,” a book co-edited by Western Carolina University history professor H. Tyler Blethen, is the 2005 winner of the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award from the Western North Carolina Historical Association.
The Radio Advertising Bureau recently announced that Don Connelly, director of the electronic media program at Western Carolina University, has achieved the designation of Certified Radio Marketing Consultant.
Sharon Metcalfe, assistant professor of nursing at Western Carolina University, is among 100 nurses from across the state recently named to “The Great 100,” an annual recognition of North Carolina nurses who demonstrate excellence in practice and commitment to their profession.
The national Society of Broadcast Engineers recently certified Western Carolina University senior Christopher Edmonds of Winston Salem, NC, as a television operator, which his professor calls a rare achievement for a university student.
Steve Carlisle, interim associate dean of Western Carolina University's Honors College, is recipient of the Man of the Year Award presented by the Abraham Kuykendall Chapter of the N.C. Society of Daughters of the American Revolution in Henderson County.
Western Carolina University English professor Ron Rash is the recipient of yet another literary honor as the Southern Book Critic Circle recently announced it will present its fiction award to Rash for his novel “Saints at the River.”
Jeanne Dorle, assistant professor in the department of management and international business at Western Carolina University, has been named the Fulbright Research Chair in Project Management at the University of Quebec.
Two of Western Carolina University's high-achieving students recently paddled their kayaks to top finishes at the Whitewater Slalom U.S. Team Trials in Durango, Colo., earning them spots on the national whitewater slalom team and giving each a boost toward the 2008 Summer Olympics.
The Southeast Booksellers Association has recognized “Saints at the River” by Western Carolina University English professor Ron Rash as the best Southern novel of 2005, part of the organization's recently announced seventh annual SEBA Book Awards.