The event is hosted by WCU’s History Department and organized by the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Western Office.
WCU's College of Education and Allied Professions is one of five teacher education programs across the state chosen to participate.
Representatives from the university and the Tuckaseigee Water and Sewer Authority hope to engage with local county and municipal officials to seek feedback on how to proceed.
Institutions were held accountable for planning and implementing practices that encouraged their students to register and vote in the 2018 elections and in the coming years.
The contingent from WCU will join competitors from about two dozen colleges and universities from 14 southeastern states.
WCU's home community landed on a top-20 list that also includes Bozeman, Montana; Breckenridge, Colorado; and Key West, Florida.
The community event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the arena floor of Ramsey Regional Activity Center.
Topics to be addressed include the basics of genealogical research, information participants will need to research their families, and some of the challenges they can expect along the way.
The firm invited undergraduate financial planning students from across the nation and also covered travel and hotel expenses for them and program directors.