Mike Creason is retiring from teaching swimming lessons at Western Carolina University after 48 years of service to mountain communities.
Kayla Patterson is a recent graduate of the Higher Education Student Affairs master’s program. She began her undergraduate studies in pursuit of a medical degree at Cleveland State University on a basketball scholarship before transferring to New York University.
Although charitable giving has decreased over the past year across the U.S., that is not the case for WCU, which has experienced healthy increases in the dollar amount of philanthropic donations and the number of donors.
WCU’s Community Care Program will expand to more counties in Western North Carolina thanks to a $140,000 grant from Dogwood Health Trust.
A groundbreaking, non-invasive archaeological dig is underway at the historic Cherokee township of the Watauga mounds in Macon County.
Michael Cleveland and his band Flamekeeper will be the headline musical act for this year’s Mountain Heritage Day to be held on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sam Hubbard, a rising senior in the communication sciences and disorders program, recently went on a two-week trip to Thailand as part of Therapy Abroad.
WCU alumnus and longtime college football coach Dave Roberts is making gifts and pledges totaling $250,000 to help fund enhancements to his alma mater’s athletics facilities.
WCU’s Fifth-Year Interim Report and the QEP Impact Report were accepted by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges without the need for additional follow-up reporting.