A final curtain call for Stephen Michael Ayers, a former WCU theatre professor and director, is in the works through the establishment of an endowed scholarship in his memory.
It was 23 years after the founding in 1889 of what is now WCU that campus leaders purchased a set of Shetland ponies to haul supplies from Sylva to Cullowhee so faculty and staff could better serve a growing student population.
Bob Roberts recently launched a new endowed scholarship fund to provide financial assistance to future students from the 16 westernmost counties of North Carolina who want to study in WCU’s College of Business.
Several former Catamount football players from the late 1950s through the early 1970s recently kicked off an effort to establish a new endowed scholarship fund at Western Carolina University in memory of their late coach, McDaniel “Dan” Robinson, who died in February 2022 at the age of 95.
WCU has partnered with a nationally recognized estate-planning service to help members of the university community in creating or updating a document to ensure their final wishes are fulfilled.
Ron Morrow, a 1978 WCU graduate, recently increased the Ronald G. Morrow Endowed Scholarship Fund to $550,000.
A statewide chapter of a construction industry professionals organization has established a new endowed scholarship fund at WCU that will provide financial assistance to students from North Carolina studying construction management.
A 1977 graduate who established a scholarship to celebrate hearing the phrase “cancer undetectable” has found more than just a supporter of his fund in an alumna from the early 2000s.
The Planting Day event, hosted by Advancement and the WCU Foundation, honors new and current members of two giving societies and acknowledges their legacy of significant financial contributions to the university.