5 Enriching Ways the Community can Enjoy Brevard College

Alumni of Brevard College could spend all day listing the reasons why the institution is consistently recognized as one of the best liberal arts colleges in the country. For one, its focus on experiential learning takes education off the page and puts it directly into students’ hands. Add in the small class sizes (with an […]

UNC Asheville Offers Education and Empowerment

UNC Asheville’s campus stands at the heart of Asheville, offering a preeminent undergraduate education, as well as specialized graduate degrees and certificate programs. The university is home to 3,800 students, more than 30 undergraduate majors, and a Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences degree. The university excels at engaging students and the community throughout the […]

The Down-to-Earth Education of Isaac Dickson Elementary

It’s taken the better part of five years, but Isaac Dickson Elementary School Principal Brad Johnson is beginning to see the light at the end of tunnel. “Currently, [we’ve completed] our first year at the new site. Overall, the process took about five years from the planning to the demolition, construction, and delays to our […]

Shaping the Minds of Tomorrow: Mars Hill University

  With his 50-year college graduation anniversary coming up in 2019, Mars Hill University alumni Dr. Dan Lunsford won’t have to travel far for the celebration—he’s the school’s president. “It has been a phenomenal experience. It’s the best job I’ve ever had, it’s the hardest job I’ve ever had, and I treasure it very much,” […]

WCU Provides Professional and Graduate Education at Your Doorstep

“We think it’s important to go where the students are,” said Dr. Kevan Frazier. Executive director of Western Carolina University at Biltmore Park, Frazier oversees dozens of programs and hundreds of students at the campus just south of Asheville. With the main campus in Cullowhee (an hour or so west of Asheville), the Biltmore Park […]

Training Caregivers: A-B Tech’s Allied Health Programs

There are no excuses. “And there are so many excuses,” said Dolly Horton. “One thing is they have to overcome their fears. You have people who haven’t been in a classroom in years. They don’t have confidence in themselves, and that’s where we meet them—we find ways to make it for them.” Dean of the […]

Forging a Way Forward: The Jackson County Green Energy Park

Stepping into the blacksmithing studio at the Jackson County Green Energy Park in Dillsboro, the continuous sound of hammers crashing down on metal echoed loudly out of the warehouse and into the high peaks of nearby mountains. “And when I hear that hammering, I know we’re on the right track,” said Timm Muth, director of […]

Never Stop Learning at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

This isn’t your grandparent’s retirement. “There is so much more to retirement these days,” Catherine Frank said. “The idea of just golf and leisure is becoming less and less the way people want to spend their retirement.” Sitting at her desk at the Reuters Center on the University of North Carolina at Asheville campus, Frank […]