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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...

Keith Elliott Alumnus of the Month

Keith Elliott Alumnus of the Month

Meet our Alumni of the Month: Keith Elliott! He graduated from WCU twice once in June 1969, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, General Management and again in June 1973, with a Master of Business Administration in General Management.  

Mark Haskett Alumnus of the Month

Mark Haskett Alumnus of the Month

Meet our Alumni of the Month: Jim Beddingfield! He graduated from WCU in Summer 1987 with Bachelor of Science in Mathematics.  

John Connet Alumnus of the Month

John Connet Alumnus of the Month

Meet our Alumni of the Month: John Connet! He graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science with a minor in Geography and Regional Planning.  

Mark Chapman Alumnus of the Month

Mark Chapman Alumnus of the Month

Meet our Alumni of the Month: Mark Chapman! He graduated from WCU in the summer of 1984 with a BSBA in Marketing.   

Aimee Gornto Alumna of the Month

Aimee Gornto - Alumna of the Month

Meet our Alumna of the Month: Aimee Gornto! She graduated in 2010 with a degree in Anthropology with a concentration in Forensics.   

Charlie and Mary Jo Boswell Alumni of the Month

Charlie and Mary Jo Boswell Alumni of the Month

Meet our Alumni of the Month: Charlie and Mary Jo Boswell! They graduated in 1966 and 1964 with a degree in Chemistry and Elementary Education respectively. Mary Jo also completed her Master's in Special Education in 1966.  

Jim Beddingfield Alum of the Month

Jim Beddingfield Alum of the Month

Meet our Alumni of the Month: Jim Beddingfield! He graduated from WCU in 1967 with a B.A. in Social Science with a concentration in Political Science. He also had taken several business courses and returned in the summer of 1971 to take additional business courses.  

Maggie Akin Bare Alum of the Month

Maggie Akin Bare Alum of the Month

Meet our Alumni of the Month: Maggie Akin Bare! She graduated from WCU in 1954. And earned a double major in both Art and Social Sciences. In the early 1960’s I returned to WCU and received a Master in Education and Education Specialist degrees.  

Lisa and David Hill Alums of the Month

Lisa and David Hill Alums of the Month

Meet our Alumni of the Month: Lisa and David Hill! She attended WCU from Fall 1981- Spring 1983 and he attended from Fall 1979 - Spring 1983.   

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