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Explore Catamount Country

Photo of the Week

Celebrating Mountain Heritage Day

Watch a very special performance with Summer Brooke and the Mountain Faith Band.

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Photograph of Max Domavalage

From Jackson County to FEMA

EMC alumnus Max Domalavage was never one to sit around and watch bad things happen.

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E'Quince Smith

Leaving A Legacy

E'Quince Smith believes that making an impact on WCU is just as important as 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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Monarch butterflies

Monarch butterfly migration aided by native plants on WCU campus, Highlands Biological Station

The North Carolina mountains are a corridor along the “Butterfly Highway,” an annual migration route of monarch butterflies from the eastern United States and Canada to Mexico, with WCU a frequent stop along the way.

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Student Democracy Coalition

Student Democracy Coalition gets grant for work this election

The Student Democracy Coalition has gotten a healthy financial boost this election year, thanks to a recent grant.

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Domestic Violence Initiative

Caravelis begins pilot program for therapy dog to aid domestic violence victims

An initiative by Cyndy Caravelis, associate professor of criminology and criminal justice, will include a pilot program to use a therapy dog to aid domestic violence victims and their families in Jackson County.

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