College is more than an education, it’s an experience – an often unexpected, exciting, life-changing experience that shapes who we become. College changes us, and it does so by bringing us together with diverse people and opening our eyes to different views of the world. Our Diversity Dialogues series sets out to give voice to those unique perspectives so that we all might learn.
In honor of Black History Month, we captured stories from African American students in our first ever Diversity Dialogue.
As WCU's Hispanic student population becomes the largest minority group on campus, we explore life as a Latino student.
Celebrating our campus theme of "Cherokee," we connect with the unique and diverse experiences of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians at WCU.
Dana Patterson is proud of her success because it does not belong to her alone. It belongs to the ancestors on whose shoulders she stands, and it belongs to the future generations that will follow her.
Benny Smith is proud of his success because he is deliberate in using the investment of time and energy that a community of people have given him throughout his life to make a lasting impact in the lives of others.