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Asheville area college students, faculty earn awards, including Fulbrights – Asheville Citizen

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Young, an expert in coastal geology and shoreline development policy, spent some of the summer of 2011 touring the Bulgarian coast from Romania to Turkey at the invitation of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Data collected during Young’s visits, along with existing data from the institute, will be used to develop a list of criteria for future development that will protect both the environment and the coastal economy.

Young is co-author of “The Rising Sea,” a book about the threat posed to coastal communities by global warming, and has appeared as an expert on TV shows ranging from PBS’s “Now” to CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360.”

To learn more, visit http://psds.wcu.edu.

Mars Hill student wins Broyhill scholarship

MARS HILL – Brandon K. Howell, a junior at Mars Hill College, was selected to receive a Broyhill Family Foundation Scholarship for the 2011-12 academic year.

Howell, from Winston-Salem, is majoring in English. Broyhill scholarships are awarded on the basis of the academic achievement and financial need.

Howell will receive $2,222.22.

Brevard professor earns church award

BREVARD – Robert Dye was recently named the 2012-13 Brevard College recipient of the United Methodist Church Award for Exemplary Teaching.

The award is presented each year to recognize excellence in teaching; civility and concern for students and colleagues; commitment to value-centered education; and outstanding service to students, the institution and the community.

A faculty member since 1999, assistant professor Dye teaches outdoor living skills, whitewater canoeing, coastal kayaking and risk management for outdoor professionals. He has more than 25 years of experience leading river and lake expeditions.

WCU students named top radio personalities

CULLOWHEE – Two Western Carolina University student disc jockeys have been recognized by an international media association. Fern Lulham and David Rose, co-hosts of “Fern and David in the Morning” on Power 90.5 WWCU-FM, earned second place as air personalities in a national student audio competition sponsored by the Broadcast Education Association.

“The show is very creative and has a lot of sharp wit,” said Don Connelly, head of the WCU department of communication. “It is fast-paced and fresh. It comes at you like a flamethrower.”

“Fern and David in the Morning” was among nearly 900 entries judged on criteria including creativity, production quality, use of sound effects, originality and professionalism. Power 90.5 also can be heard online at www.wwcufm. com.

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