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New scholarship fund to focus on diversity, inclusion in physical education

Ron Morrow, a 1978 WCU graduate, recently increased the Ronald G. Morrow Endowed Scholarship Fund to $550,000.  

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NC construction management organization provides scholarship funding

A statewide chapter of a construction industry professionals organization has established a new endowed scholarship fund at WCU that will provide financial assistance to students from North Carolina studying construction management.  

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Shared experiences inspire graduates nearly 30 years apart to support scholarship funds

A 1977 graduate who established a scholarship to celebrate hearing the phrase “cancer undetectable” has found more than just a supporter of his fund in an alumna from the early 2000s.  

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WCU celebrates lasting impact of philanthropy at second annual Planting Day

The Planting Day event, hosted by Advancement and the WCU Foundation, honors new and current members of two giving societies and acknowledges their legacy of significant financial contributions to the university.  

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Globetrotting photography duo creates endowed scholarship to support English, world languages students

Will and Deni McIntyre, who have traveled the world capturing photographs and video for global clients for more than 40 years, recently created an endowed scholarship for students majoring in English or world languages.  

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Hundreds of students, faculty, staff demonstrate their affection as ‘I Love WCU’ Month winds down

Several hundred students, faculty and staff took a break from the rigors that come during the second month of the 2022 spring semester to show a little affection during the sixth annual “I Love WCU Month.”  

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A lasting legacy of love

Judy Brinson, longtime benefactor of Brinson Honors College, is remembered as a role model for women in the business world, loving mother and grandmother, and philanthropic leader  

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Inaugural 1889 Impact Grants Program provides support for 11 projects at WCU

Eleven projects ranging from student research into post-partum depression to improvements of a Cherokee plant garden at Highlands Biological Station are underway at WCU.  

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Sixth annual 'I Love WCU Month' has new partnership with Tech Commons

WCU is gearing up for the sixth annual public display of affection known as “I Love WCU Month,” a one-12th-of-a-year celebration of the fondness that members of the campus community have for the university.  

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