The Spring Class of 2023, the first NC Promise graduating class, leave Cullowhee as one of the most resilient classes in WCU history. They overcame a pandemic that forced a switch to online classes from home, before returning to campus for hybrid instruction, followed by a return to normalcy. Now they are prepared to take that resiliency into the workplace as proud Catamounts.
Fowler is a 61-year-old Head Start and North Carolina pre-k teacher in Hendersonville.
Anna Gurley is finishing her last semester at Western Carolina University. She shares the story of her journey to becoming a secondary science education major and what she loves most about teaching her students.