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Live Western

In 2021, Western Carolina University started market research to better understand its perception in the higher education market, complete a competitive audit and identify opportunities for growth, and define its institutional personality for a statewide brand campaign.  

Carnival ride by the clocktower

A Photographer's View

In each issue of WCU Magazine, our photographers will not only give you a glimpse of the beauty that exists but also a look at what's taking place on campus.  


Honoring Our Promise

WCU Enters Leadership Phase of Comprehensive Campaign  

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Teaching Teachers

There wasn’t a single thing or a precise moment that led to Keiara Newsome ’22 deciding she wanted to become a schoolteacher. For the Charlotte resident, the career choice was an evolution, coming from some key personal realizations made during her early years as a student at Western Carolina University.  

Chancellor Kelli Brown

Notes from Chancellor Brown

This fall I celebrate my third anniversary at WCU and I’m looking forward to the first normal campus year in Cullowhee since 2019.  

Pride of the Mountains Band playing drums

Pride of the Mountains Marching Band will take its talents international

Being invited to play in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City twice in a five-year span is an amazing accomplishment. But to have an opportunity to perform on St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin, Ireland, well, that’s taking it to a whole other level.  

Ed Broadwell at Spring 2022 commencement

Ed Broadwell receives doctorate of humane letters

Ed Broadwell receives doctorate of humane letters  

Apodaca Science Building

New Faces

Celebrate new faces at WCU  

Engineering students standing with their solar tracking array

Engineering students collaborate to design and build a solar tracking array

Engineering students collaborate to design and build a solar tracking array  

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