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$75k gift from alumna will create endowment for WCU’s interior design program

Students in WCU's interior design program soon will have access to new experiential learning opportunities thanks to a $75,000 gift from a woman whose 40-year career in the profession got its start at WCU.  

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Couple’s blended gift of $367,500 will support WCU athletics facilities improvements, student-athletes

WCU’s comprehensive fundraising campaign titled “Fill the Western Sky” recently received a big boost in the form of gifts and pledges totaling $367,500 to benefit the Catamount athletics program and student-athletes.  

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Fund for WCU supports School of Nursing health outreach efforts in 2 WNC counties

Students, faculty and alumni from the School of Nursing offered a series of outreach events providing holistic nursing assessment and care coordination, navigation and education at sites across WNC over the summer.  

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Academic Success Program students visit Argentina with support from Fund for WCU

Seventeen WCU students participated in an eight-day international learning experience for conditionally admitted students who successfully completed the Academic Success Program, thanks to support from the Fund for WCU.  

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Gifts of $100,000 from communication alumnus create 2 annual scholarship funds

A 1984 graduate of WCU’s communication program who is now senior vice president of operations for Charter Communications-Spectrum Reach has made $100k in gifts and pledges to create two new annual scholarships.  

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Annual GivingTuesday campaign to focus on the Fund for WCU

WCU is focusing its annual GivingTuesday initiative on raising awareness of and contributions to the Fund for WCU.  

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Fund for WCU, 1889 Impact Grants provide online safety, success training for new students

Twelve new incoming students were each recipients of a $500 grant award for completing online training courses designed to help them make a seamless transition to university life.  

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Faculty, staff giving campaign results in participation rate, total donors increase

WCU recently welcomed 58 new members into the ranks of faculty and staff donors who, in addition to their contributions to the university through their work, also contribute financially to the university.   

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WCU presents awards for achievements in law, education, science, economic development

A banker, a lawyer, an educator and a scientist walked into a brunch. All four walked out with awards presented in recognition of their service, professional and academic achievements.  

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