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OCTOGENARIAN’S SINGING VOICE REACHES THE CHARTS

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.  

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MPA ALUMNA HONORED FOR SUPPORT GIVEN TO LATINO COLLEGE STUDENTS IN LOUISVILLE

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.   

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EMC ALUMNI SHARE EXPERTISE TO HELP SENIORS PREPARE FOR CAREERS

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.  

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CHARLOTTE TEACHER ENJOYS RECRUITING FOR WCU

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.   

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THEIR FUTURE’S SO BRIGHT, THEY GOTTA MAKE SHADES

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.   

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SPOILER ALERT

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.  

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PART OF THE TRIBE

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.  

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ALUMNI RELATIONS

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.  

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Food pantry established for graduate students at Biltmore Park instructional site

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.  

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