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Chancellor's Welcome Tour


Join us as we travel across the region and the state hosting receptions with the 12th Chancellor of Western Carolina University, Dr. Kelli R. Brown.

To attend, please RSVP to Elizabeth Honbarger with WCU’s Alumni Engagement at We hope to see you there!

Tour Schedule

Sunday, January 12: 12-1:30pm

Palm Beach, Florida

Sailfish Club of Florida
1338 North Lake Way, Palm Beach, Florida 33480
Hosted by: Peter and Ann Summers

RSVP soon - space is limited


Tuesday, January 14: 6:30-8:00pm

Orlando, Florida

Rosalind Club
11 North Rosalind Ave, Orlando, Florida 32801
Hosted by: David '83 and Lisa Hill '83

Parking is available at any of the public parking lots and garages in downtown Orlando.


Monday, January 13: 6:30-8:30pm

Tampa, Florida

The Westin Tampa Bay, BluVu Room (16th floor)
7627 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, FL 33607
Hosted by: TBD



Previous Tour Locations


Monday, July 15: 6:00-8:00pm

Greensboro, North Carolina

First National Bank Field - Sunbrella Shade Zone
408 Bellemeade Street, Greensboro, NC

Hosted by: Wes Elingburg ’78



Thursday, August 22: 5:30-7:30pm

Cherokee, North Carolina

Selu Garden Cafe at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
777 Casino Drive, Cherokee, NC

Hosted by: Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
Event Photos


Saturday, September 7: 10am-12pm

Raleigh, North Carolina

Carter-Finley Stadium, Back Terrace, behind PNC Arena
4600 Trinity Road; Raleigh, NC 27607

Hosted by: Catamount Club

Event Photos


Tuesday, October 8: 5:30-7:30pm

Murphy, North Carolina

Shoebooties Café
25 Peachtree Street; Murphy, NC 28906

Hosted by: Bill Forsyth ’68 & Murphy Electric Power Board

Event Photos


Wednesday, October 16: 6:00-8:00pm

Charlotte, North Carolina

Sugar Creek Brewing Company
215 Southside Drive, Charlotte, NC

Hosted by: TBD

Event Photos


Monday, October 28: 5:30-7:30pm

Waynesville, North Carolina

Boojum Brewing Company
50 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC
Hosted by: Stanberry Insurance


Monday, August 19: 5:30-7:30pm

Sylva/Dillsboro, North Carolina 

Innovation Station
40 Depot Street, Dillsboro, NC

Hosted by: Stanberry Insurance

Event Photos  


Wednesday, August 28: 6:00-8:00pm

Asheville, North Carolina

Highlands Brewing Company
12 Old Charlotte Highway, Asheville, NC

Hosted by: Gillespie Dental Associates
Event Photos


Tuesday, September 24: 5:30-7:30pm

Franklin, North Carolina

Lazy Hiker Brewing Co.
188 W. Main St.; Franklin, NC 28734

Hosted by: Lazy Hiker Brewing Co.



Thursday, October 10: 5:30-7:30pm

Hendersonville, North Carolina

Technology Education Development Center
49 East Campus Drive, Flat Rock NC

Hosted by: Blue Ridge Community College

Event Photos


Tuesday, October 22: 6:00-8:00pm

Washington, District of Columbia

575 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004

Hosted by: Ben Comm '83



Tuesday, November 19: 7:00pm

Atlanta, Georgia

Georgian Club
100 Galleria Pkwy #1700, Atlanta, GA 30339
Hosted by: Bruce Clayton '71


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