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At Western Carolina University, we know that a university isn't just a place, it's a community. A community that's built from and defined by the people who call Western Carolina home, first as students and then as alumni. Our Alumni Association fosters a lifelong connection to WCU through programs and services so that no matter where you are, you'll always have a home in Cullowhee. Learn more about the Alumni Association...

Brett Miller

March Alumni Spotlight: Brett Miller

Brett Miller became addicted to golf because he was good at baseball. That’s the long and short of it. If he could blast a baseball – a moving target – then surely he could hit a stationery ball  

Huchsions

All footsteps lead to WCU for Hutchison family

The Hutchisons are WCU’s February Alumni Spotlight and part of a featured group of alumni during the “I Love WCU” month of February. They are polite, to the point in conversation and drop enough “yes, ma’ams” to make Miss Manners swoon.   

Kelly Kent

Alumna Kelly Kent says she really does love WCU

Kelly Kent, of Mooresville, thanks Western Carolina University for providing her with opportunities she didn’t know existed. “My time as a student is filled with great memories,” said Kent, who graduated in 1984 with a degree in early childhood education and reading. “Opportunities opened up for me that I wouldn’t have known existed otherwise. WCU offered me the chance to do things, to join clubs, meet people and make lifelong friends, to participate in various activities, attend concerts and events, and of course, learn through quality academic instruction. It helped me chart my life.”   

WCU Campus

Care, concern shown from WCU anesthesiologist graduate

Ann Crosby, a certified registered nurse anesthetist with Physicians Specialists in Anesthesia at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta, found inspiration for her career during a difficult time for her and her family, and Western Carolina University helped provide the means for her goals.  

Tom Friazer

It’s ‘stop the presses’ for WCU’s longtime print shop director

It seems the stars were aligned for Tom Frazier to live a life of paper and ink, of milestones and memories, of students and their dreams. Even he will acknowledge the ease with which new doors opened as others closed, always leading him to places that seemed to need him most.   

Bill Studenc

WCU ‘spin daddy’ is hanging up his reporter’s notebook

Our December Alumni Spotlight: Bill Studenc - In 1988, Ronald Reagan was president, Margaret Thatcher was prime minister of the United Kingdom and Bill Studenc started working at Western Carolina University in what was then called the Office of Public Information.   

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Congratulations Class of 2020 from the WCU Alumni Family

Welcome to the Catamount Alumni family graduates from the class of 2020! We're so proud of you! Go Cats!  

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Welcome to the WCU Alumni Family, Class of 2020

WCU Alumni from across the Catamount family welcome the newest graduates from the class of 2020.  

Hank Henderson and Chancellor Belcher lead the Freshman Run

Young Alumnus of the Month: Hank Henderson

For Hank Henderson 17’, there was never a question if he would stay engaged with Western Carolina University once he graduated.   

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