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Alumni Engagement Staff

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The Office of Alumni Engagement is here to serve you, our WCU graduates who work and live all around the world.

Whether you want to find old friends, make new ones, or stay up-to-date with your WCU family through news and events, our staff is here to assist you.

Contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 828.227.7335

Staff Members

Marty Ramsey

Marty Ramsey '85

Director of Alumni Engagement

Western Carolina University has been a part of my life—my entire life. My family moved to Cullowhee in 1964 when my father, Harry Ramsey, accepted a faculty position at WCU and my mom, Sue Ramsey, worked as a “dorm mother” in Robertson Dormitory. We lived in a ground floor apartment of Robertson and the WCU campus quickly became my playground. Fast forward—I graduated WCU in 1985 with a degree in Business Administration and was in corporate sales and management with Roadway Services (transportation & logistics company) for nine years. In 1994 my alma mater came calling, and I returned to Cullowhee as Director of WCU’s Catamount Club and primary athletic fundraiser. I remained in that role until 2004 when I was appointed Director of Alumni Engagement and I just completed my 16th year in that position and my 25th year at WCU—what an honor and privilege to work for my beloved alma mater.

Beau Busby

Beau Busby ‘03

Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement

I started my journey at WCU in the Fall of 1998 as a student pursuing a degree in Physical Therapy. I quickly changed to Recreational Therapy with intentions of working with experiential therapy through ropes course and outdoor therapy. I graduated Western in December 2003 and began working with patients with developmental disabilities at the DHHS: Murdoch Center in Butner, NC. In 2006 I returned to WCU as Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission recruiting students from Georgia, and larger markets in NC. In the Fall of 2014 I became Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement overseeing the WCU Alumni Association alumni club network, website, and communications.

Elizabeth Honbarger

Elizabeth Honbarger

Administrative Assistant

My husband Steve and I have been fixtures in the Cullowhee/Sylva area for over 12 years. I received my undergraduate degree from Appalachian State, where I met my husband, and am currently pursuing a Master's degree here at Western Carolina University. I am originally from Mint Hill, NC and my husband is from China Grove, NC. We are huge supporters of all things purple here at WCU! My husband has worked in WCU Athletics as the Director of Sports Medicine for the last 15 years and I started my career at Western with the Catamount Club in 2015. I later transitioned to the WCU Advancement Division and moved to the Office of Alumni Engagement in June of 2019. We enjoy all things outdoors, live music, gardening, and our 90 lb. American Bulldog, Zeli.


Western Carolina University
Office of Alumni Engagement
242 HF Robinson
1 University Dr.
Cullowhee, NC 28723



Phone: 828.227.7335
Tollfree: 1-877.440.9990
FAX: 828.227.7033

Business Hours

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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