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.
While not exactly a family secret, Chris Seay wasn’t aware that his grandparents had attended Western Carolina Teachers College, graduating together in 1952.
If you meet Western Carolina University senior James Pointer II, the first thing you will experience is his warm, huge smile. He doesn’t meet a stranger.
Maggie King knows the power of education. She’s gone from being the first in her family to graduate high school and college to becoming a teacher and, hopefully soon, an assistant principal.
Lynda Farren has been a successful entrepreneur her entire life, the last 20 or so years as owner of Farren Property Management in Hayesville. So why would the successful business owner return to college at Western Carolina University to complete her bachelor’s degree in innovation leadership and entrepreneurship?