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Kofi Lomotey named recipient of 'Hidden Figures' honor for educational leadership, development

To be nominated, an educator must be considered a foundational scholar and trailblazer who has broken barriers, disrupted the status quo and opened doors on educational leadership and policy.  


Physical therapy group provides free care in Honduras while learning, gaining experience

The university contingent traveled to Taulabe, a village in a region known for its voluminous caves, and to Siguatepeque, a small city in the central mountains and base for ecotourism.   

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Princeton Review lists business college among best for MBA

The education services company has included WCU in its profiles of 252 outstanding on-campus programs.  


Traditional music series to feature musicians Burkey, Overhultz

The concert and jam session will be held at MadStone Cafe and Catching Light Books, located in Noble Hall on the WCU campus.  


Performance by Opera Scenes Ensemble scheduled for Dec. 4

The 14 students will present four scenes, with all songs sung in English and the performers fully costumed by Pierre’s Costumes of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.   

Doctor of Physical Therapy students working in the pro-bono clinic

Students' Classwork Becomes a Pillar for the Community

On a recent Wednesday evening, patients reviewed their progress since the last clinic before being treated. A cancer survivor with ambulatory challenges was patiently encouraged through a series of exercises, along with plenty of smiles upon completion of each task. Nearby, Swain County resident Delphia Birchfield watched a relative she had transported to the clinic begin his session. “This is an answered prayer,” Birchfield said. “Without it, I don’t know what kind of condition he’d be in right now, how he could cope. And he looks forward to it. You can see it with his interaction with the students. He’s treated as an individual, gets a level of attention and has made real progress. This clinic is a blessing.”  


Former Asheville mayor makes gift to help graduate students, pushing campaign total past $55M

WCU’s “Lead the Way” comprehensive fundraising campaign crossed a major milestone with a commitment from former Asheville Mayor Charles Worley and his wife, Nancy Worley.  

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Former Asheville mayor makes gift to help WCU grad students, pushing campaign total past $55M

The Lead the Way campaign crossed a major milestone when a gift commitment from former Asheville Mayor Charles Worley and his wife, Nancy Worley, pushed the amount raised across the $55 million mark.  


Opening of Veterans Resource Center marked with ribbon-cutting

This center offers student veterans a quiet space to study, participate in group activities, get career information and connect with fellow veterans.  

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