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Alvin Malesky

Psychology professor lauded for teaching excellence

Professor Alvin Malesky has received the 2024 Award for Excellence in Teaching from the University of North Carolina Board of Governors.   

Greyson Rowlands

Alumnus gets second chance with Fulbright award

The old saying goes, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” For alumnus Greyson Rowlands, trying one more time for a Fulbright Award was exactly what he needed to succeed.  

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WCU to host inaugural Fulbright Week April 8-12

The Office of National and International Awards, in collaboration with the Office of Global Engagement, will host the inaugural Fulbright Week.  

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Global Black Studies program shines

The National Council for Black Studies, recognizes one academic program for outstanding achievement with the Sankore Institute Award. This year’s award recipient was WCU’s Global Black Studies program.   

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Sport management students gain real-world experience at SMA conference

WCU students and Sports Marketing Association club members recently had the opportunity to attend an SMA conference in Tampa, Florida.   

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WCU ranks in top 8.5% on Forbes list of America’s Best Midsize Employers

WCU has once again garnered national attention for being one of the best places in the nation to work.  

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Chancellor Kelli Brown to serve on ALL IN Presidents’ Council to promote nonpartisan student voting

Chancellor Kelli R. Brown will once again serve on the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge Presidents’ Council.  

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Alumna is North Carolina’s Beginning Teacher of the Year

Abby Bentley worked as a research scientist after her undergraduate studies. In the field, she was concerned with environmental toxicology – she would test water near agriculture sites for certain pollutants.   

Lane Perry

Fellowship supports research into rural businesses

WCU faculty member Lane Perry is working to understand the nuances of successful entrepreneurship in rural communities.   

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