It took a while for Joanna Woodson to discover her true passion in life. But three universities and year and a half in the workplace later, Woodson has found her purpose, along with a home, at Western Carolina University. After a year at WCU, Woodson has not only settled on a major, she’s discovered a passion for politics that has led WCU to become a leader in voter participation across the University of North Carolina system.
Mark A. Kossick, WCU professor of nursing and director of graduate programs at the university’s Biltmore Park instructional site, has been appointed to serve as a member of the AANA Journal editorial committee by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists board of directors.
The conversation focused on ways of working better together to provide a more seamless transition for students seeking additional higher education opportunities.
Christina L. Reitz, WCU associate professor of music, was a contributing author to “Women: Our Story,” a new publication released Feb. 5.
The compilation of awards includes those received during December 2018 and January 2019.
The 12 national recipients of the award are expected to engage in innovative and impactful projects in palliative care that also position them for growth as national leaders in that field.
S. Gordon Moore Jr. will speak on “The Next Level: The Impact of Inclusion on Excellence” at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, in the theater of A.K. Hinds University Center.
The current edition features a cover-story profile of WCU’s first African-American student, a woman whose name will be affixed to the university's newest residence hall.
The ceremony included congratulatory comments from Alison Morrison-Shetlar, WCU interim chancellor, and Carol Burton, the university’s acting provost.