WCU Chancellor Kelli R. Brown (left) and Blue Ridge Community College President Laura Leatherwood display a memorandum of understanding between the two institutions.

Graduates of Blue Ridge Community College will have an easier time transferring to Western Carolina University after leaders of the two institutions of higher education endorsed a direct-entry admission program Thursday, Oct. 10.

WCU Chancellor Kelli R. Brown and Blue Ridge President Laura Leatherwood signed a memorandum of understanding establishing the Catamount Blue Ridge Program during a ceremony on the campus of Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock.

The signing took place just prior to the Henderson County stop on the WCU “Chancellor’s Welcome Tour,” a series of receptions with alumni, friends of the university and community members across North Carolina designed to introduce the university’s new chief executive officer to the region and state.

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Originally published Oct. 11, 2019.


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