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Lane Perry

Fellowship supports research into rural businesses

WCU faculty member Lane Perry is working to understand the nuances of successful entrepreneurship in rural communities.   

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Professor’s work on historical resource spans 20 years

Last September, English Studies professor Brent Kinser was recognized for more than 20 years of editorial work when Duke University Press held a celebration for the publication of the 50th and final volume of “The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle.”   

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Nursing faculty among best in North Carolina

For the second consecutive year, members of the School of Nursing were listed among North Carolina’s Great 100 Nurses.   

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WCU awarded $738,072 for second year of NC Principals Fellowship grant

WCU has received $738,072 for the 2023-2024 school year from the NC General Assembly, administered by the North Carolina Principals Fellowship Commission.   

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University Communications and Marketing wins two CASE District III awards

The University Communications and Marketing team was the winner of two Best of CASE District III awards.  

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Communication associate professor selected for Fulbright Fellowship in Kosovo

Katerina Spasovska, associate professor of communication at Western Carolina University, has been selected as a Fulbright Fellowship recipient for 2024.   

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WCU to honor regional development leader, three prominent alumni as part of Homecoming ’23

Members of the WCU family will come together to recognize three prominent alumni for their career accomplishments and to honor a longtime proponent of economic development across WNC as part of Homecoming 2023.  

Phil and Connie Haire

WCU honors legacy and contributions of Phil and Connie Haire

On Friday, Sept. 8, WCU’s Public Policy Institute was renamed the Phil and Connie Haire Institute for Public Policy to recognize the couple’s service in community, education and state roles.   

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Alum returns to WCU to speak at Chancellor's List ceremony

TJ Eaves, a 2012 graduate of WCU, will return to Cullowhee to speak during the fall 2023 Chancellor’s List event.  

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