Among the first African Americans to be admitted to any of North Carolina's all-white state institutions of higher learning, Levern Hamlin capitalized on the opportunity to learn, earning master’s degrees at the University of Maryland and George Washington University, and eventually serving on the WCU Board of Trustees for eight years. Learn more
Thirty years have passed since WCU’s national championship appearance, when Coach Bob Waters led the Catamounts to rally from behind against Colgate, Holy Cross and Furman – to meet Southern Illinois in the championship game. Learn more
A son with Down syndrome inspires his mother to become a groundbreaking professor in special education, and a university community to re-examine education and challenged individuals. Learn more
What do you think was the most significant development in the history of WCU? Who are the people who inspire/have inspired your climb at the university? What changes affected your life and career? Do you have memories of your college life here that others would enjoy? Share your WCU stories below or email firstname.lastname@example.org.