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New scholarship for arts, sciences students established in honor of family patriarch

A member of a family with deep roots in Jackson County has established an endowed scholarship fund at WCU that will support students in the College of Arts and Sciences in honor of a family patriarch.  

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New Hampshire family establishes nursing scholarship to honor memory of '17 alumna

The family of the late Alexandra Puntin Pilsbury has established a scholarship to benefit future nursing students at WCU in memory of the 2017 graduate of the School of Nursing who died after a battle with cancer.  

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Scholarship funds to honor careers of retiring accountancy professors Kauffman, Swanger

N. Leroy Kauffman, a faculty member since 1994, and Susan L. Swanger, a faculty member since 1997, have established separate scholarship funds to provide financial assistance to deserving accountancy students.  

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Former state senator establishes scholarship fund in honor of retiring student housing professional

Former N.C. Sen. Tom Apodaca and his family have established the Keith Corzine Residential Living Endowed Scholarship to honor Corzine, associate vice chancellor for auxiliary enterprises, who is retiring effective Jan. 1.  

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GivingTuesday efforts Nov. 29 to focus on gifts to the Fund for WCU

WCU is focusing its annual GivingTuesday initiative on raising awareness of and contributions to the Fund for WCU.  

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Fund for WCU generates $40,000 in first-year access scholarship support

Seventy-nine students are working toward their degrees this semester after receiving financial assistance in the form of first-year access scholarships made possible by donors to the Fund for WCU.  

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Newly established scholarship designed to support military members, veterans

An alumna is saluting her late sister’s 22 years of service in the U.S. Navy by launching an endowed scholarship fund in her memory designed to support members and veterans of the armed forces.  

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Students, donors gather to celebrate the impact of philanthropy

Several students who are among the recipients of the more than 1,500 donor-supported scholarships awarded this year thanked their benefactors in person at an annual celebration of philanthropy.  

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Alumnus providing leadership gifts for scholarships, athletics

Steve Couch, a 1985 graduate with a degree in industrial technology, is having a major impact on the lives of current students and student-athletes.  

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