David Belcher would be proud. Thanks to more than 12,000 donors — nearly half of those first-time donors — the Western Carolina University family helped the beloved late chancellor meet his pledge of raising millions of dollars in scholarship support to help WCU students pay for their education.
The university officially bestowed the name of late Chancellor David O. Belcher onto the academic unit that is home to its programs in the fine and performing arts.
Approximately 160 high school students from across Western North Carolina and northern Georgia participated in the event.
The annual awards program for WCU employees was held April 26 in the Grandroom of A.K. Hinds University Center.
Faculty members Elizabeth McRae and Menune Mwaniki co-chair a committee that hopes to hire a director for the African-American Studies minor this fall.
The university's new CEO described how her passion for higher education leadership is grounded in her professional career and her family’s experiences.
Almost as ubiquitous as hiking boots is a hiking stick, an age-old means to steady a climb, keep one’s balance, push aside brush and ease a descent. Now, add one more function: phone charger, thanks to the ingenuity of Western Carolina University engineering student Kyle Monaghan.
The designated areas are well-lit and under constant video surveillance to assist anyone buying and selling items online that lead to a person-to-person transaction.
After grades from final exams are tallied and academic records finalized, the number of graduates is expected to total more than 1,650.