For WCU alumni Robert and Suzanne Thomas, the seeds for two successful careers in international business were planted in the late 1960s and early 1970s during their time as students majoring in social science.
A WCU staff member for nearly 40 years and a two-time alumnus, Phil Cauley has donated to the Catamount Club for 37 of those years.
Alumnus Randy White and spouse Kim Hunter have been named to co-chair the recently announced comprehensive “Fill the Western Sky” campaign.
Professor of English Mae Miller Claxton has become a long-time supporter of the athletics program at the institution where she works.
WCU leaders took a brief break from their typical opening-of-the-semester chores Sept. 6 to pay tribute to the more than 550 faculty, staff and student philanthropists who have made financial gifts to the university over the past year.
Rob Young, professor of geology and director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, supports Catamount student-athletes and fine arts programming through his philanthropy.
Linda Carmody, director of Greek student engagement and development, regularly donates to the university’s student emergency fund.
WCU’s Division of Advancement has issued a call for applications from faculty and staff interested in obtaining funding for projects through the third annual 1889 Impact Grants Program.
Throughout the month of August, WCU is once again teaming up with a nationally recognized estate-planning service to help members of the university community who have put off making or updating a document to ensure that their final wishes are fulfilled.