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Brandi Hinnant-Crawford

Brandi Hinnant-Crawford

Brandi Hinnant-Crawford says that her success makes her humble, appreciative and grateful. She is proud, but not of herself; She is proud of the fantastic community that raised and nurtured here. And her success makes her accountable to that community.   

Myron Jackson

Myron Jackson

Myron Jackson is proud of his success because it taught him to be grateful for the help and support of others. One cannot succeed alone.   

Shamella Cromartie

Shamella Cromartie

Shamella Cromartie didn’t recall the first time she heard that “if you live by the cheers, you die by the boos,” but it stuck with her and it shapes much of her thoughts around success.   

Munene Mwaniki

Munene Mwaniki

Getting a PhD certainly isn't easy and there are few Black professors to model after, but Mwaniki also was fortunate in a lot ways and didn't believe that a degree made him smarter than others.  

i love wcu hearts

Sixth annual 'I Love WCU Month' has new partnership with Tech Commons

WCU is gearing up for the sixth annual public display of affection known as “I Love WCU Month,” a one-12th-of-a-year celebration of the fondness that members of the campus community have for the university.  

right whales

History project is helping inform a documentary on endangered right whales

When Vicki Szabo, associate professor of history, finished her 2008 book on medieval whaling, she quipped in the acknowledgements she would remember all her WCU colleagues when it was made into a feature film.   

shamella cromartie

Librarian feels the love by winning ‘I Love My Librarian’ award

Shamella Cromartie, associate dean of Hunter Library and a driving force for empowering scholarship on campus and in the community, is a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian award.  

Christy Agner

WCU hires Agner as external relations director, deputy chief of staff

WCU announced today that it has hired Christy R. Agner, of Raleigh, to serve as its external relations director and deputy chief of staff. Agner will begin working in the roles Feb. 1.  

Dale Carpenter

Longtime faculty member creates new endowment to reward service in CEAP

There soon will be a little something extra in the year-end award stipends for faculty and staff members in the College of Education and Allied Professions who are recognized for their contributions of service to the university and the region.  

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