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Catamount Connections

Stay connected with your WCU community as we adapt to these changing times.

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Building a Career

Online Master's Degree Program gives Alumni the career building block he needed

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Leaving A Legacy

E'Quince Smith believes that making an impact on WCU is just as important earning his degree.

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No Matter Your Choice

Decide to Succeed

It’s not the decision that defines you, but the determination to push past what you believe is possible and embrace your successes.

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The Historical Significance and Contemporary Relevance of Juneteenth

Adam Thomas is an assistant professor of history at Western Carolina University whose research examines questions of slavery, anti-slavery warfare, emancipation, race, gender, memory, childhood and kinship in colonial North America and the early U.S. We asked Dr. Thomas to provide some insight into the historical significance of Juneteenth and what the event means during these times of civil unrest and protest.

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A Unique, Experiential Master's Program

Western Carolina University has announced a new master’s degree in experiential and outdoor education that will be offered through the College of Education and Allied Professions beginning with the fall semester. The program is designed for professionals and those seeking careers in positions such as environmental educators, camp directors, wilderness therapy instructors, park rangers and outdoor adventure instructors.

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MFA student leaves his mark

The stadium is stunning, a beautiful geometric design built from contrasting woods that highlight the warmth and strength of the handcrafted structure. Sited in a public green space, surrounded by grass and trees, the small-scale model invites passersby to step inside and imagine its power — exactly what its builder had in mind.

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