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Brett Miller

No More Whiffing

Brett Miller honored for lifetime of helping others through golf. Brett Miller ’87 MAEd ’88 became addicted to golf because he was good at baseball. If he could blast a baseball — a moving target — then surely he could hit a stationery ball, he reasoned.  

Summer Woodard

Bigger and Better

Longtime Franklin town manager heads to Reidsville to serve as city manager. ummer Woodard ’08, MPA ’10 recently left her hometown of Franklin, where she’s served as town manager since 2014, for bigger pastures across the state in her new role as city manager of Reidsville. Alpaca pastures, to be exact.  

Jacqueline Grant

No Objections Here

Gov. Cooper appoints WCU alumna as a Superior Court Judge. After serving more than 25 years as a law clerk, attorney and partner at Robert and Stevens law firm in Asheville, Jacqueline Grant ’92 is gaining a new perspective from the other side of the bench.  

Michelle Stephens

Teaching Below Zero

North Carolina native finds meaningful work teaching at remote Alaska school. Michelle Stephens ’17 had a few adjustments to make when she moved from Western North Carolina to Selawik, Alaska, three years ago to teach elementary school. But they weren’t anything a good day of ice fishing couldn’t fix.  

Aerial shot of campus

Class Notes

Take a look at what Catamounts from across the world are up to and their career accomplishments.   

Tulips

Obituaries

Remembering our Catamounts who are no longer with us.  

Gretchen M Thomas

A Student's View

School was online, my friends were online, my life was online. The last year and a half as an undergraduate through remote learning has been the most challenging academic hurdle I have endured.  

Chancellor Kelli Brown

Notes from Chancellor Brown

It is hard to imagine that I have been at WCU for two years and most of that time was spent leading our university through a historic pandemic. Although as challenging as it has been for our students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members, we never allowed the pandemic to hinder the work we are doing to deliver a quality, affordable, educational experience.   

Jamie Raynor

Board of Trustees appoints Jamie Raynor as vice chancellor of advancement

The WCU Board of Trustees appointed Jamie Raynor as its new vice chancellor of advancement during a special-called meeting today, July 20.   

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