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Under the leadership of Chancellor David O. Belcher, Western Carolina University has seen phenomenal success. He has propelled this institution toward greatness, but, more importantly, he has done the same for the students we serve. Now, we must continue the progress he put in motion. We must be champions for our students, believe in their possibilities, inspire their determination, knock down obstacles in their way and lead them toward a better future. Join us in a campaign inspired by our greatest champion. Lead the Way.

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The Worleys

Former Asheville mayor makes gift to help grad students

The Lead the Way campaign crossed a major milestone when a gift commitment from former Asheville Mayor Charles Worley and his wife, Nancy Worley, pushed the amount raised across the $55 million mark and closer to its ultimate goal of $60 million by spring 2019.

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Donna Winbon

Donna Winbon: We all have the power to make an impact on the next generation. 


In 1980, I graduated from Western Carolina University. I was an average student with a modest background and a deep appreciation for the faculty and staff who helped me get through four years of college. I knew even then that my time at WCU had prepared me for a good life, but I had no grand vision of becoming rich or famous.
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Entegra & Vannoy

Classroom spaces named in recognition of Entegra Bank, Vannoy Construction gifts


Classroom spaces in Forsyth and Belk buildings now bear the names of two Western Carolina University corporate partners in recognition of recent contributions from Entegra Bank and Vannoy Construction toward student scholarships and academic program support.

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