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.
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.
TJ Eaves, a 2012 graduate of WCU, will return to Cullowhee to speak during the fall 2023 Chancellor’s List event.
WCU’s distance learning programs have been ranked among the best in North Carolina, making the top 10 on the Forbes list of best online colleges in the Old North State.
After serving as associate dean of the college, Patricia Bricker is starting her 23rd year at WCU back in the classroom as the Jay M. Robinson Distinguished Professor in Educational Technologies.
The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded Sara Snyder Hopkins, assistant professor and director of the Cherokee Language Program, a grant of $64,905 for her ongoing translation project, Eastern Cherokee Histories in Translation.
John Hildreth, the Kimmel Distinguished Professor of Construction Management in the College of Engineering and Technology, was named a recipient of the 2023 GroundBreaker Award.
WCU’s Public Policy Institute will be known as the Phil and Connie Haire Institute for Public Policy.
WCU’s Highlands Biological Station will be hosting a book signing event to benefit the Highlands Botanical Gardens on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 2-6 p.m. at the Highlands Community Building.