For the son of a small-town Baptist preacher who went to college to become a classically trained pianist, only to find his professional career take an unexpected change of tempo into academia, the June 23 memorial service for Western Carolina University Chancellor David O. Belcher hit just the right note.
A regular business meeting of WCU’s Faculty Senate will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, in the Multipurpose Room at A.K. Hinds University Center.
Susan Gardner Mayhorn ’93, one of Western Carolina’s most decorated track and field student-athletes of all time, was inducted into the Southern Conference Hall of Fame class of 2018 in March, becoming WCU’s first-ever inductee.
Western Carolina softball player Kassandra Flores ’18 was named the 2018 recipient of the Sports Medicine Institute Scholarship by Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System in April.
Western Carolina swept the Southern Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the Catamount Athletic Complex in May, with the Catamount men wrapping up their third straight title and the women winning their third in four years.
Mark Prosser probably could have been a head coach long before he was named Western Carolina University’s 18th men’s basketball coach in March. Actually, he was for one season at Brevard College in 2011-12 before circumstances led to him becoming an assistant at Winthrop for six seasons.
On the tennis court, Jordan Strickland is a focused, intense, yet level-headed player for Western Carolina University. Nothing seems to rattle the junior.
Keion Crossen ’18 didn’t just grow up a long way from the NFL; he grew up a long way from anywhere.
The University of North Carolina has recognized Laura Wright, a professor in WCU’s English Department, as one of the top teachers in the system, naming her among 17 recipients of UNC Board of Governors Awards for Excellence in Teaching for 2018.