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Construction management students earn industry certification through corporate support

Students in the Kimmel School of Construction Management are getting a no-cost head start on important industry certifications that will give them an advantage as they graduate and go into professional careers.  

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Jacob Padillo - Supporting Success

Jacob Padillo wasn't sure if he'd be able to continue his education at WCU after his first semester, but after seeking help from faculty and staff, he soon found himself thriving as an education student.   

Jacob Padillo wasn't sure if he'd be able to continue his education at WCU after his first semester, but after seeking help from faculty and staff, he soon found himself thriving as an education student.   

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Globetrotting photography duo creates endowed scholarship to support English, world languages students

Will and Deni McIntyre, who have traveled the world capturing photographs and video for global clients for more than 40 years, recently created an endowed scholarship for students majoring in English or world languages.  

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Inaugural 1889 Impact Grants Program provides support for 11 projects at WCU

Eleven projects ranging from student research into post-partum depression to improvements of a Cherokee plant garden at Highlands Biological Station are underway at WCU.  

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Lori and Andy Anderson establish endowed scholarship for HHS students

Even before her first day on the job as WCU’s new dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences, Lori Anderson knew she and husband Andy would establish an endowed scholarship for students.  

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Giving Tuesday goal exceeded as donors provide more than $443,000

WCU blew past its goal of raising $250,000 for general scholarship support on Giving Tuesday as 443 donors contributed a total of $443,517.  

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Giving Tuesday efforts to focus on broadening scholarship support for students

WCU will focus its annual Giving Tuesday initiative on raising $250,000 for scholarship assistance for those students who all too often fall through the cracks between merit-based awards for top scholars and income-based aid for those facing the greatest financial hardships.  

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Giving Tuesday 2020

Thank you for making GivingTuesday a success this year in support of the Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement and the Whee Are One Fund! We are so proud of our community. When we come together, we can truly make a difference.  

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Keeping the Memories, Supporting the Future

Western Carolina University’s Scott and Walker residence halls are scheduled for demolition soon to make room for new living spaces, but a watercolor version of the beloved dorms can hang on your wall forever, all while benefiting a good cause.  

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