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.