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.
Western Carolina University students Matthew Tuten and Nathan Travis have a lot in common. Both are 22-year-old friends, graduating seniors and agree that their undergraduate experience at WCU has adequately prepared them for life beyond college.