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Joseph Foxx

Project management is more than just a job description

The art of project management is something that Western Carolina University alum Joseph Foxx learned quickly. The 35-year-old technical support engineer is the father of a 15-year-old daughter and an 11-year-old son who worked full time at a manufacturing company in Fletcher. He did all of that while driving back and forth from the Asheville area to Cullowhee to take engineering classes.   

Enrique Gomez

Viewing of the Perseid meteor shower to take place at Waterrock Knob

The Department of Chemistry and Physics will host a viewing of the Perseid meteor shower from 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, through sunrise on Thursday, Aug.12, at Waterrock Knob on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  

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Mountain Heritage Day musical performers announced

When Mountain Heritage Day makes a triumphant return to campus on Saturday, Sept. 25, it will come with a full day of live music.  

Thomas Farrell

Road warrior burns candle on both ends to finish degree

The next time a student claims he or she will never use the math they’re struggling with in school, have them talk to Western Carolina University alumnus Thomas Farrell, a laser process engineer who works on commercial aircraft engines at GE Aviation Asheville.  

Matthew McDonough

Matthew McDonough awarded national fellowship to advance diversity in science research

When WCU alumnus Matthew McDonough starts his third year of graduate school at the University of Chicago this fall, he’ll do so as a member of a select group.  

Zoe

CEAP, CAS alumna honored with national award in leadership as a teacher of color

Zoe Zander, a 2018 WCU alumna, has received a 2021 Early Career Educator of Color Leadership Award presented by the National Council of Teachers of English.   

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Principal preparation program receives $4.1 million grant

WCU is a recipient of a recurring grant from the North Carolina Principal Fellows Program that will provide $4.1 million over the next six years, the University of North Carolina System recently announced.  

Tom Clegg

Clegg combines love for WCU, military as head of new affinity society

Col. Tom Clegg may be retired from the Army, but he still gets a thrill out of leading people. Clegg, who graduated from Western Carolina University in 1965 with business and history degrees, is the first president of the Division of Advancement’s new Military and Veterans Alumni Society and he’s relishing the opportunity to meet and recruit new members, even by Zoom.  

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Board of Trustees elect new officers

The WCU Board of Trustees elected a slate of officers for 2021-22, made appointments to several committees and swore in new board members.   

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