On a recent Wednesday evening, patients reviewed their progress since the last clinic before being treated. A cancer survivor with ambulatory challenges was patiently encouraged through a series of exercises, along with plenty of smiles upon completion of each task. Nearby, Swain County resident Delphia Birchfield watched a relative she had transported to the clinic begin his session. “This is an answered prayer,” Birchfield said. “Without it, I don’t know what kind of condition he’d be in right now, how he could cope. And he looks forward to it. You can see it with his interaction with the students. He’s treated as an individual, gets a level of attention and has made real progress. This clinic is a blessing.”
WCU’s “Lead the Way” comprehensive fundraising campaign crossed a major milestone with a commitment from former Asheville Mayor Charles Worley and his wife, Nancy Worley.
The Lead the Way campaign crossed a major milestone when a gift commitment from former Asheville Mayor Charles Worley and his wife, Nancy Worley, pushed the amount raised across the $55 million mark.
This center offers student veterans a quiet space to study, participate in group activities, get career information and connect with fellow veterans.
’Tis better to give than to receive, as the old adage goes, and this year’s Giving Tuesday – Nov. 27 – makes it easy for friends and alumni of the university to do just that, especially those thinking about their end-of-year giving.
WCU will kick off the season of generosity five days after Thanksgiving with Giving Tuesday. This year, the focus will be on two special projects – upgrading the student-athlete computer lab and sending the Pride of the Mountains marching band to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2019.
Susan Fouts, director of educational outreach at WCU, and Jack Smith, nationally recognized grant writing trainer, will serve as instructors.
The Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment will offer a workshop on securing event sponsorships Friday, Nov. 30, in Asheville.
A faculty member who was announced recipient of the Student-Nominated Faculty of the Year Award last spring will present her traditional “last lecture” Thursday, Nov. 15.