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.
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.
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.
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.
Alums Jay and Susan Strum had a classroom named after them in the Apodaca Science Building.
A recently established scholarship at WCU is designed to celebrate the life of a late professor of business law by supporting students who share her passion for travel, teaching, research and helping others.
Students and faculty in the Brinson Honors College will have increased access to international study and undergraduate research opportunities, thanks to the support of Gayle Watkins and Andrew Chmar.
A final curtain call for Stephen Michael Ayers, a former WCU theatre professor and director, is in the works through the establishment of an endowed scholarship in his memory.
Bob Roberts recently launched a new endowed scholarship fund to provide financial assistance to future students from the 16 westernmost counties of North Carolina who want to study in WCU’s College of Business.