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.
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.
Martha Blankenship Wright ’53 of Asheville was hesitant at first when her son, J. Douglas Wright, asked her to be the featured soprano on a song he had written.
The Community Foundation of Louisville, Kentucky, has honored Sarah C. Nuñez MPA ’10 for work that celebrates cultural diversity and strengthens educational opportunities for people of color, especially Latino students at the University of Louisville.
As the 2017 fall semester began to wind to a close, four members of the WCU Emergency Medical Care Alumni Club made the drive from North Carolina’s Triangle area to Cullowhee with a simple mission: Help guide future graduates in starting their lifesaving careers.
Longtime teacher Natasha Tyson Wall ’95 (above, left) makes a special effort to encourage her high school students to attend college – but not just any college.
Nick Provost ’13 (left) and Peter Moyle ’13 (right) are co-owners of a startup business called Gnarcissist Gear, which specializes in affordable and sturdy polarized sunglasses.
R. Keith Harris ’92 (left, with actor Seth Gilliam) survived six episodes of “The Walking Dead” before he met the fate of most of the show’s characters and was killed off by a zombie.
Kent Briggs ’79 MAEd ’82, the Cherokee High School head football coach who led his team to a state title this past season, now has another title – honorary member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.