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Kofi Lomotey

Bardo Distinguished Professor Kofi Lomotey receives lifetime achievement award

Kofi Lomotey recently received the 2023 Distinguished Contributions to Social Contexts in Education Research Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Educational Research Association Division G.   

USMC Commission

Three spring graduates commission as officers in the US Marine Corps

A U.S. Marine Corps Officers Commissioning Ceremony took place Monday, May 15, in the conference room at WCU’s Blue Ridge Residence Hall for spring graduates Jonathan Lehe, Sydney Gallant and Caleb Hill.   

Yue Hillon

Yue Hillon named Elingburg Distinguished Professor

Yue Hillon, professor of management in the College of Business, has been appointed to the university’s position of Wesley R. Elingburg Distinguished Professor of Business Innovation, effective July 1.  

Trustees award

WCU Board of Trustees present David M. Powers with its highest honor

The Western Carolina University Board of Trustees presented its highest honor to David M. Powers, member of the UNC Board of Governors.  

UP Program Accredited

UP Program becomes first in country to be accredited

WCU’s University Participant Program has become fully accredited by the Inclusive Higher Education Accreditation Council.  

chancellors list

Chancellor Kelli Brown named to Business NC magazine Power List 2023

For the third consecutive year, Business North Carolina magazine included Chancellor Kelli R. Brown of WCU in its Power List 2023 of the state’s most influential leaders.  

Avery Pittman 24

Student wins College of Business Pitch Competition, advances to SoCon event

Freshman Avery Pittman wowed judges with an idea for 3D virtual dorm room tours for incoming freshmen.  

award winners

Faculty, staff honored at annual awards event

WCU’s campus community paused to celebrate during the afternoon of Thursday, April 27, for the annual Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards ceremony.  

yanjun yan

Yanjun Yan named recipient of 2023 UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching

Yanjun Yan, associate professor the College of Engineering and Technology, has been named the recipient of the 2023 University of North Carolina Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching.   

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