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Workshop series on planned giving for nonprofits set in Asheville

Alex Comfort, a certified fundraising executive with more than 32 years of experience in planned giving, will serve as instructor.  


Vecinos Farmworker Health Program gains foundation grant

The Jackson County-based nonprofit assisted 800 patients in the region with primary health care and other health services last year.  


Eastern Band high school students participate in Judaculla Camp

WCU’s Cherokee Center and the tribal education Summer Youth Program partner to offer the camp, which exposes the youth to educational opportunities and involves them in a variety of activities.   


General Assembly appoints Apodaca to WCU board, reappoints Haskett

Tom Apodaca of Hendersonville was recommended by N.C. Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger, and Tim Haskett of Kings Mountain was recommended by N.C. Speaker of the House Tim Moore.  


Workshop to focus on customer service for hospitality industry

Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the eight commandments of customer care and the basis for exceptional customer service at the five-star level.  


'Mini-Mountain Heritage Day' to be held on campus June 28

Set for 3 to 5 p.m., the event will be held on the brickyard adjacent to Hunter Library and the Mountain Heritage Center.  

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WCU trustees meet regarding women's basketball contract

A national search will begin immediately for a new women's head basketball coach after the WCU Board of Trustees did not approve an employment contract for Heather Kearney Thursday, June 20.  

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Newly credentialed students to be recognized at Nonprofit Professional Program reception

The fall program will kick off at WCU’s Biltmore Park site with a one-day workshop Thursday, Sept. 12.   


Vocalists hoping to bring back Madrigal Dinner memories on June 22

Musical selections will be presented that were favorites as the annual holiday fundraisers were presented on campus from 1970 until 2013.  

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