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Department of Social Work gains grant for improving advance care planning in Cherokee community

The National Institute of Nursing Research has awarded just over $374,500 to WCU’s Department of Social Work to work in partnership with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians for advance care planning with the Native American community.   

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Mountain Heritage Day planning for return to campus this fall

Mountain Heritage Day, the festival of cultural traditions presented by WCU, is again being planned as a live, in-person event on Saturday, Sept. 25.  

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WCU vaccine clinic will begin accepting appointments for all groups April 1

WCU’s Regional COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic will be accepting appointments for all groups beginning April 1.   

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WCU partners with Vecinos in getting COVID-19 vaccines to underserved communities

WCU and Vecinos partnered to vaccinate 100 farmworkers in Western North Carolina against the COVID-19 virus.   

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Nursing Students Assist with COVID-19 Shots

There were nursing students giving shots, church members helping people find their place in line, fraternity brothers directing traffic and other volunteers filling in where needed. Sometimes it takes a village to protect a village, and that certainly was the case when a group of Western Carolina University nursing school students decided to make their senior service learning project a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for Buncombe County’s African American community.  

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WCU designated Voter Friendly Campus - again

Coming off the local, state and national political season of the fall, WCU once again has been designated a Voter Friendly Campus.  

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High Hampton resort offers tuition reimbursement to WCU students

What began as small conversations regarding the possibility WCU establishing an internship program with High Hampton resort in Cashiers has led to a partnership establishing the High Hampton Educational Assistance Plan.   

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WCU program director reviews effects of the pandemic on EMS workers

A “new normal” emerged during the pandemic, but what about frontline workers like first responders, emergency medical services technicians and paramedics who routinely work beyond the normal?  

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WCU vaccine clinic now open to Western North Carolina after helping fill Jackson County backlog

After helping Jackson County Department of Public Health clear its backlog of individuals waiting for the COVID-19 vaccine, WCU’s vaccine clinic is now serving the Western North Carolina region.  

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