Chris Ward is currently a senior majoring in computer science and environmental science. He has been working with The Western Carolinian since September 2012 as a photographer. He occasionally writes articles, such as an Outdoor Explorations.

At The Western Carolinian, Chris enjoys meeting all the different people on and off campus for his photo assignments. He has taken photos of Chancellor David Belcher, Mayor Maurice Moody of Sylva, Appalachian Heritage Day festival and Apple Harvest Festival.

In spring 2013, he won Best Photo Album, which involved the February 2013 snowstorm in Cullowhee, and Best Investigator.

In his free time, Chris enjoys reading, hiking, playing sports and anything outside.