Martha Blankenship Wright ’53 of Asheville was hesitant at first when her son, J. Douglas Wright, asked her to be the featured soprano on a song he had written.
The Community Foundation of Louisville, Kentucky, has honored Sarah C. Nuñez MPA ’10 for work that celebrates cultural diversity and strengthens educational opportunities for people of color, especially Latino students at the University of Louisville.
As the 2017 fall semester began to wind to a close, four members of the WCU Emergency Medical Care Alumni Club made the drive from North Carolina’s Triangle area to Cullowhee with a simple mission: Help guide future graduates in starting their lifesaving careers.
Longtime teacher Natasha Tyson Wall ’95 (above, left) makes a special effort to encourage her high school students to attend college – but not just any college.
Nick Provost ’13 (left) and Peter Moyle ’13 (right) are co-owners of a startup business called Gnarcissist Gear, which specializes in affordable and sturdy polarized sunglasses.
R. Keith Harris ’92 (left, with actor Seth Gilliam) survived six episodes of “The Walking Dead” before he met the fate of most of the show’s characters and was killed off by a zombie.
Kent Briggs ’79 MAEd ’82, the Cherokee High School head football coach who led his team to a state title this past season, now has another title – honorary member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
The Naylor family of Mocksville has a tradition of WCU attendance that spans 40 years. Two generations – seven family members – have lived in residence halls, sung in choirs, held student jobs and internships, gotten involved in clubs and organizations and watched more Naylors follow in their footsteps.
Western Carolina University and Eblen Charities have joined together to create a food pantry at WCU’s Biltmore Park instructional site, intended for a rarely considered clientele ― graduate students.