WCU Makes Kiplinger’s Best Values List

WCU SealWestern Carolina University has been named a “2017 Best College Value” in an annual review of colleges and universities released by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. WCU is ranked 98th among public higher education institutions across the nation in terms of value for in-state students and 83rd for out-of-state students. The rankings are based on admission and retention rates, student-faculty ratios, four-year graduation rates, costs of attending, financial aid and average debt of students at graduation. Read the complete story here: http://news-prod.wcu.edu/2017/01/wcu-named-best-college-value-kiplingers-personal-finance-magazine/

Master’s in Educational Leadership Identified as Most Affordable

The Best Master's DegreesWest Carolina University has been identified as having one of the most affordable online Master’s in Educational Leadership programs in recent rankings conducted by www.bestmastersdegrees.com. The Entire ranking can be found here: http://www.bestmastersdegrees.com/top/affordable-online-masters-educational-leadership

Sellers named North Carolina Western Regional Principal of the Year


CEAP Post-Master’s Certificate Graduate and Reynolds High School Principal Doris Sellers, has garnered the honor of being named North Carolina Western Region Principal of the Year. As the regional winner, Sellers will receive a monetary award for herself and her school. Sellers is one of eight regional winners statewide who will compete for North Carolina Principal of the Year. The decision will be based on portfolios and interviews with all the candidates conducted in March. The state winner will be announced in May 2017.

Claxton Named to All-SoCon Faculty And Staff Team

David ClaxtonDr. David Claxton, head of WCU’s Department of Health, Physical Education & Recreation been named to the All-Southern Conference Faculty and Staff Team. Read more at: http://www.catamountsports.com/genrel/121516aaa.html


Students Assist on Statewide African-American Calendar Project

Calendar ProjectA calendar highlighting North Carolina’s African-American heritage and produced with the assistance of a team of Western Carolina University history and education students is hot off the presses. Cassandra Talabi and Sherae Bonner, both elementary education majors with concentrations in history both participated. See the article in The Reporter for more information: http://thereporter.wcu.edu/2016/11/students-assist-on-statewide-african-american-calendar-project/

Hatfield wins NCAAHPERD-SM Female Student-Athlete Scholarship

EmilyEmily Hatfield, native of Nashville, Tennessee wins NCAAHPERD-SM Female Student-Athlete Scholarship. She is a health and physical education major and aspires to teach and coach upon completing her degree. She is also a member of the Women’s Basketball Team and has developed an interest in international travel after a recent study abroad trip.