The revival of the First Gen Club, an initiative sponsored by the Mentoring and Persistence to Success Program, was made possible by $5,000 from the 1889 Impact Grants initiative through the Fund for WCU.
Members of the Chancellor’s Ambassadors received specialized leadership and public speaking training last semester to assist them in their roles as student representatives.
“Ride the momentum.” That was the request from Chancellor Kelli R. Brown to the steering committee working behind the scenes to lead the university’s recently announced “Fill the Western Sky” comprehensive fundraising campaign.
From her vantage point as dean of the Brinson Honors College, Jill Granger has seen firsthand the powerful impact that scholarship support has on students who need financial assistance in order to pursue their educational goals.
Hunter Library recently launched a new collection of popular board and role-playing games designed to help students develop stronger skills in problem-solving and teamwork through a project made possible by donations to the Fund for WCU.
A long-range list of upgrades to WCU athletics facilities tipped off this fall with a project in support of the Catamount men’s and women’s basketball programs.
A chemistry program alumnus with more than a dozen U.S. pharmaceutical patents to his credit has made financial contributions to WCU designed to help fill a growing demand for graduates of STEM disciplines.
Creation of the Billy Townsend Ogletree and Julia Katherine Tweedy Ogletree Endowed Scholarship in Communication Sciences and Disorders comes as Billy Ogletree has announced his retirement effective June 30, 2024, after 32 years as a WCU faculty member.
Membership is now complete on the 43-person steering committee that will help guide WCU’s recently announced comprehensive fundraising effort, the “Fill the Western Sky” campaign.