Through cash gifts, pledges and an estate gift totaling $50,000, Acting Provost Carol Burton has established a scholarship fund designed to help international students, especially those from Jamaica, earn graduate degrees at WCU.
The Western Carolina University Association of Retired Faculty and Staff recently gave a $500 gift to WCU’s General Scholarship Endowment Fund, to continue making a mark on the institution.
Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center is hosting an exhibit on William A. Barnhill, a photographer who documented early 20th-century regional craftsmanship, in the museum’s second-floor gallery at Hunter Library.
The academic unit that is home to Western Carolina University’s programs in music, stage, screen, art and design will be known as the David Orr Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts in honor of the late WCU chancellor, who died June 17 at the age of 60 after battling brain cancer for more than two years.
Meet our Alumni of the Month: Maggie Akin Bare! She graduated from WCU in 1954. And earned a double major in both Art and Social Sciences. In the early 1960’s I returned to WCU and received a Master in Education and Education Specialist degrees.
Meet our Alumni of the Month: Lisa and David Hill! She attended WCU from Fall 1981- Spring 1983 and he attended from Fall 1979 - Spring 1983.
Students, pets, pets, students. It seems to be one or the other for Western Carolina University senior Sarah Bennett, who graduated in May with a biology degree and an eye on veterinary school.
Erin West knows the value of a scholarship can go well beyond its dollar sign. A senior in the College of Business, West has received slightly more than $17,000 in WCU scholarships since her sophomore year. But besides helping to pay for her education, the financial support has helped to position her as a student with some cachet, a good bet, a smart cookie who knows a thing or two.
Meet our Alumni of the Month: Kam A. McDonald! She graduated from WCU in Spring 2001 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and completed my MSW in 2013 at Winthrop University.