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Western Carolina University’s online bachelor’s degree programs have been listed among the nation’s best options for veterans in a set of rankings released recently by U.S. News & World Report.

The magazine ranked WCU at No. 12 on a list of 69 schools offering the “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans.” Now in their second year, the rankings are designed to help veterans identify high-quality online degree programs that suit their educational needs.

“Veterans and active-duty service members face unique challenges as students, from transitioning between bases and grappling with deployment to balancing work and family life upon return,” said Robert Morse, director of data research for U.S. News. The ranked programs “are high-quality programs that also offer educational benefits and flexibility for veterans pursuing a degree,” he said.

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After nearly two years of intense coursework and clinical rotations, nine graduating students in Southwestern Community College’s radiography program received their pins in a ceremony on May 1 at the Jackson Campus.

The graduates, who received their associate degrees on May 8, can work in diagnostic x-ray departments or continue to specialty areas like MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), nuclear medicine, sonography, mammography, CT (Computed Tomography), radiation therapy.

Graduates, who will sit for the national registry administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, can also work toward a bachelor’s degree in the field.

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Hazel Wooten of Franklin was one of six medical sonography graduates from Southwestern Community College to be honored in a recent pinning ceremony.

All six completed two years of coursework and clinicals, earned their associate’s degrees and are eligible to take national certification exams.

Program coordinator is Debbie Eavenson, and Melissa Coker is the director of clinical education for SCC.

For more information about SCC and its programs, visit www.southwesterncc.edu or call (828)339-4000.

 

 

 

 

 

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James Lequire of Franklin was among nine graduates from Southwestern Community College’s physical therapist assistant program to be honored during a recent pinning ceremony at the college’s Jackson campus.

Graduates are eligible to take the licensure examination administered by the N.C. Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.

For more information about Southwestern Community College and its programs, visit www.southwesterncc.edu or call (828)339-4000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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published: 10/18/2013
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