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THE BULLETIN

A summary of news about departures, new appointments and familiar faces in new places.  

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STATE OFFICIALS GATHER FOR CEREMONIAL GROUNDBREAKING ON APODACA SCIENCE BUILDING

More than a dozen current and former members of the General Assembly and other state officials were among the 200-plus who gathered in March for a ceremonial groundbreaking to mark the start of construction on Western Carolina University’s Tom Apodaca Science Building.  

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YOUTH SCIENCE PROJECT LEADS TO REAL-WORLD WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENTS

Lots of good ideas were coming from elementary, junior high and high school students at the 2018 Western Regional Science and Engineering Fair hosted by Western Carolina University in February.   

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WCU RECOGNIZED AS TOP-PRODUCING INSTITUTION FOR FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS

With a trio of Western Carolina University faculty members engaged in individual research projects around the world through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, the university has landed on a list recognizing the program’s “top-producing institutions” for 2017-18.  

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‘DEFINING AMERICA’ SELECTED AS 2018-19 LEARNING THEME

As Western Carolina University’s successful campus learning theme “Cherokee: Community. Culture. Connections” was coming to a close during the spring semester, members of a campus committee rolled out a new theme for the 2018-19 academic year – “Defining America.”   

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PRIDE OF THE MOUNTAINS WILL MARCH IN 2019 MACY’S PARADE

The 500-plus members of the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band will be getting back in the New York groove in November 2019 as the band makes a triumphant return to one of the nation’s most beloved holiday traditions – the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  

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DEATHS

ALUMNI DEATHS Jack Allen ’58 Jan. 9, 2018; Stanley.   

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IN MEMORIAM

Jeremiah “Jerry” Wolfe, an elder of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians who received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Western Carolina University during its May 2017 commencement ceremonies, died March 12 at the age of 93.  

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CLASS NOTES

Axiom Press has published “She Shall Be Called Woman: Unnamed Women of the Bible,” a book by Marie Brooks Holt ’62. An educator who has worked with students from kindergarten through the university level, Holt is a Stephen minister with caregiving responsibilities at St. Mark Presbyterian Church of Ballwin, Missouri, where she also serves as a deacon and elder.  

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