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Sylva’s Lydia See is a recipient of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation’s inaugural All For NC Fellowship. Foundation trustees awarded four Fellowships of $75,000 each to four young change makers, all between the ages of 21 and 35. See is an artist and educator who will launch the “Engaging Col…

Casey Taylor (left) and Jonathan Painter, both of Sylva, were honored during a May 13 pinning ceremony for SCC’s Occupational Therapy Assistant program. Graduates are eligible to take their national certification examinations for practice as certified occupational therapy assistants. They ma…

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
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Sylva’s Lydia See is a recipient of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation’s inaugural All For NC Fellowship. Foundation trustees awarded four Fellowships of $75,000 each to four young change makers, all between the ages of 21 and 35. See is an artist and educator who will launch the “Engaging Col…

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library received over $49,000 as part of $2 million in 2019-20 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grants for local North Carolina libraries.

Casey Taylor (left) and Jonathan Painter, both of Sylva, were honored during a May 13 pinning ceremony for SCC’s Occupational Therapy Assistant program. Graduates are eligible to take their national certification examinations for practice as certified occupational therapy assistants. They ma…

Western Carolina University is accepting nominations for the Mountain Heritage Awards, bestowed on an individual and an organization each year for contributions to or for playing a prominent role in research, preservation and curation of Southern Appalachian history, culture and folklore.

Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Jim Costa, professor of biology at Western Carolina University and executive director of WCU’s Highlands Biological Station, has been named an Andrew W. Mellon Visiting Scholar at the New York Botanical Garden’s Humanities Institute.

Laura Lindsay of Webster graduated with a bachelor of science in nursing degree at the commencement service from Berea College in Kentucky.

Project SEARCH is a national nonprofit that partners with businesses to create internships for young adults with disabilities. This year’s graduating interns from Southwestern Community College were Shannon Albert of Cherokee, Jesse Crowe of Cherokee, Jamie Grace of Highlands, Ryan Key of Fr…

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Three Sylva graduates of Southwestern Community College’s respiratory therapy program were recognized during a May 8 pinning ceremony. From left, Callie Bolick, Susan Burrell and Kennedy Jones were among 14 students from across the region to get pinned.

Southwestern Community College’s Human Services Technology (HST) and Substance Abuse Treatment (SAT) graduates from Jackson County received their honorary pins at a ceremony on May 6. From left: Lori Clancy, SCC’s HST/SAT program coordinator; Dolores Taylor of Cherokee, Trevor Gates of Webst…

Western Carolina University’s forensic anthropology program will be offering a summer day camp course, Tales from the Dead: An Introduction to Forensic Anthropology, for high school students. The course is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 17-21 at WCU’s campus.

Sixty four Southwestern Community College students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society, Alpha Beta Gamma or both. Jackson County students accounted for 30 of them. NTHS inductees are nominated by faculty and rank among the top 20 percent of active students in their respec…

After grades from final exams are tallied and academic records finalized, Western Carolina University’s spring class, including recipients of both undergraduate and graduate degrees, is expected to total more than 1,650 graduates, which would be the largest class in university history and WC…

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Recognition for four graduating students with perfect GPAs, presentation of an award to one of the University of North Carolina System’s premier teachers and the inspiring success stories of two other graduating students were among the highlights Friday and Saturday (May 10-11) as WCU held a…

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Thanks to more than 12,000 donors – nearly half of those first-time donors – the Western Carolina University family helped the late chancellor meet his pledge of raising millions of dollars in scholarship support to help WCU students pay for their education.

A professor in Western Carolina University’s School of Nursing is teaming up with an award-winning documentary filmmaker to produce a video series related to the opioid epidemic that will enhance classroom instruction for the university’s nurse practitioner students and assist primary care h…

Western Carolina University’s forensic anthropology program and the Division of Educational Outreach will be offering a comparative osteology (bone identification) course from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. June 3-5, at WCU.

Graduating students who comprise what is believed to be Western Carolina University’s eighth straight record spring class will gather with their families and friends for commencement ceremonies Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11.

With a flourish of trumpets, the clinking of glasses raised in a toast and the soothing tones of piano, flute and clarinet, Western Carolina University officially bestowed the name of late Chancellor David Belcher onto the academic unit that is home to its programs in the fine and performing arts.

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Research projects by Western Carolina University students numbered fourth highest in the nation and first in the state among higher education institutions having entries accepted for presentation at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

A community celebration will be held at Western Carolina University from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, to announce the final tally of “Lead the Way: A Campaign Inspired by the Belcher Years.”

Western Carolina University will host a ceremony Saturday officially dedicating the David Orr Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts in memory of WCU’s late chancellor.

Western Carolina University’s Opera Ensemble will present the comic one-act opera “Speed Dating Tonight!” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the recital hall of the university’s Coulter Building.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Southwestern Community College’s automotive systems technology program recently received a Master Automobile Service Technology accreditation, the highest level of achievement recognized by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Nancy MacLean, a Duke University historian and award-winning author, will deliver her views concerning the nation’s radical right political movement, opposition to labor unions, voter suppression and increased privatization of government services at 7:30 p.m. today (Thursday) in the conferen…

This past fall, Hattie Stanbery – a student in Southwestern Community College’s Occupational Therapy Assistant program – joined other Americans in her age group on a humanitarian trip organized through the Glyfada Christian Center in Greece.

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

The 35th annual Tuck River Cleanup, believed to be the nation’s largest single-day effort to remove garbage from a waterway, will be held Saturday, April 13, between Cullowhee and Whittier.

Western Carolina University Interim Chancellor Alison Morrison-Shetlar testified March 13 before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor, describing the NC Promise tuition program as a “game-changer” that is making a college education more affordable and more acces…

Duke University historian Nancy MacLean will deliver a lecture titled “The Campus Origins of Today’s Radical Right –and of the Crisis of Our Democracy.” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11.

Paul Wolf, coordinator of the Outdoor Leadership and Wilderness Therapy program at Southwestern Community College, received the Rebecca L. Carver ABC’s Award last month in Cleveland, South Carolina, at the 2019 Southeast Regional Conference of the Association for Experiential Education.

Board members of the Judy Moore Scholarship Endowment Committee announced recently that Megan Crisp was selected to receive the 2018 Judy Moore Memorial Scholarship. Awards are given for tuition, books, room and board and any other directly related educational expenses to candidates who qual…

Wednesday, March 27, 2019