Published On: Tue, Aug 13th, 2013

Cherokee residents receive recognition at WCU

CULLOWHEE – Two residents of Cherokee were among Western Carolina University students who received academic awards or were recognized for participating in research exhibitions during the 2012-13 school year.

Sheila Cole Conner (WCU photos)

Sheila Cole Conner (WCU photos)

 

Cara Forbes

Cara Forbes

Sheila Cole Conner received the Department of Social Work’s Excellence in Leadership Award during the annual student recognition ceremony for WCU’s College of Health and Human Sciences. A junior during the spring semester majoring in social work, Conner is the wife of Ernest Conner, the daughter of Perry Cole and Glenna Cunningham, and the step-daughter of Gene Cunningham and Tina Cole. She previously earned an associate degree at Southwestern Community College.

Cara Amera Forbes presented her project, “Diabetic Warrior: A Study of Diabetes Within the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Population,” during WCU’s annual Undergraduate Expo research exhibition. She was a freshman in the spring semester majoring in English. She is the daughter of Charlene McCoy and the late Clifford Forbes.

– WCU

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