Dale Carpenter, who has been serving in an interim leadership role in Western Carolina University’s College of Education and Allied Professions since July 2012, has been named permanent dean of the college.
John “Jack” McFadden, professor emeritus of education, and Anna McFadden, director of academic engagement and IT governance in the Division of Information Technology, have donated more than $10,000 to endow a scholarship at WCU to assist aspiring science educators.
The University of North Carolina Association of Student Governments has bestowed its William C. Friday Lifetime Achievement Award on Beth Tyson Lofquist, who served two stints as Western Carolina University’s interim provost before retiring from WCU earlier this year.
Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center is joining with the Sylva Herald newspaper in sponsoring a Friday, April 11, concert to benefit landslide victims in Snohomish County in Washington state – an area with strong ties to Haywood, Jackson, Macon and Swain counties.
The cast, band and dancers from the upcoming production of the “Echoes of the Cotton Club” radio show re-creation at Western Carolina University recently learned that the show has been registered with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.
Western Carolina University’s Division of Information Technology has been recognized for the second consecutive year by HDI, a global IT service and technical support association as well as a certification and training body, as one of the top 50 performers based on customer satisfaction. In addition to being named one of the Elite 50 outstanding technical service and support centers, WCU moved up on the list from No. 25 to No. 18.
Two Western Carolina University graduate students, Brian Ulrich and Danielle Metz, captured overall wins Saturday (April 5) as more than 300 runners and walkers competed in the fourth annual Valley of the Lilies Half Marathon and 5-K.