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A weeklong celebration of MLK

WCU’s Martin Luther King Jr. weeklong celebration will be highlighted this year with speaker Charisse Burden-Stelly’s keynote address.  

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Obituaries

Remembering our Catamounts who are no longer with us.  

James Hogan

James Hogan named assistant vice chancellor for engagement at WCU

James D. Hogan has been appointed to the position of assistant vice chancellor for engagement.  

Scottish Rite gift

NC Scottish Rite Masonic Foundation provides grant for WCU summer reading program

The WCU Speech and Hearing Clinic will be expanding its recently launched summer reading program to reach a larger number of children with language and learning impairments, thanks to a $13K grant from the N.C. Scottish Rite Masonic Foundation.  

Pigeon River Award

Haywood Waterways Association presents award to WCU for its many contributions

Haywood Waterways Association has presented its 2021 Pigeon River Award to WCU for making significant contributions in the protection of water and land resources in the neighboring county.  

Happy Holidays from Western Carolina University

Happy Holidays from Western Carolina University

See what our loveable mascot Paws is getting into this year to spread the holiday spirit around Cullowhee!  

Students during the week of kindness

Week of Kindness

Western Carolina University is celebrating a Week of Kindness April 4th – April 8th. Being kind, especially in today’s world, is an easy, tangible way to show someone that they matter and you appreciate them. When we engage in kind acts, we are giving back to those around us. And that is priceless.  

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Aaron Marshall

Forestview High School, WCU graduate’s life of service leads to a new post with the US Congress

Aaron D. Marshall, a 2010 graduate of Gaston County’s Forestview High School and the son of a doctor and a nurse, chose to follow in the spirit of his parents’ footsteps of providing care to those in need. But instead of waiting for the injured to come to him in a nice sterile clinic, he goes to them, following the trail of chaos and destruction left by terrorism, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes and other disasters.   

Lori and Andy Anderson

Lori and Andy Anderson establish endowed scholarship for HHS students

Even before her first day on the job as WCU’s new dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences, Lori Anderson knew she and husband Andy would establish an endowed scholarship for students.  

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