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Ben Pendry

Ben Pendry named assistant vice chancellor for development

Benjamin J. Pendry has been appointed to the position of assistant vice chancellor for development.   

accounting

Dixon Hughes Goodman’s unwavering support of accountancy students continues

The Dixon Hughes Goodman Accountancy Program at WCU recently achieved a major milestone with its namesake benefactor.   

Tom Clegg

Clegg combines love for WCU, military as head of new affinity society

Col. Tom Clegg may be retired from the Army, but he still gets a thrill out of leading people. Clegg, who graduated from Western Carolina University in 1965 with business and history degrees, is the first president of the Division of Advancement’s new Military and Veterans Alumni Society and he’s relishing the opportunity to meet and recruit new members, even by Zoom.  

Donors with the Chancellor

Native Plants Symbolize New Giving Societies

Native plants symbolize investment in Madison and Cullowhee giving societies. Nestled in the hillside between Bird Building Lane and the back of Brown Hall are five newly planted species of native flora, chosen specifically to mark the beginning of an annual tradition to honor new and current members of two Western Carolina University giving societies.   

Teaselys

Teasleys’ thoughtful living leads to thoughtful giving

Western Carolina University alumni Jane and Ken Teasley readily agree they are products of their respective environments, and that has made all the difference in their lives.  

Grace Blizzard

Meet Chatty Cat Engagement Officer Grace Blizzard

Curious about what it means to be a Chatty Cat Engagement Officer? We spoke with Grace Blizzard about her experience and the insight she's gained from it.  

I LOve WCU

Donors turn out online to support annual ‘I Love WCU’ month

Western Carolina University’s “I Love WCU” campaign for 2021 wrapped up Feb. 28 with more than $500,000 in gifts to the WCU Foundation to support scholarships, endowments and other funds across campus for students and faculty.   

Nancy LIddle and Husband Matt Liddle

Nancy Liddle, an I Love WCU Story

As the executive assistant in Western Carolina University’s College of Business, Nancy Liddle sees firsthand the direct impact scholarships make on students. This alone motivates her to be the generous donor that she is.   

Locklairs

Two Generations of Fundraisers

A family of Catamounts, and a family of fundraisers. Tim Locklair, is a 1995 graduate of Western Carolina University, and his daughter, Hailee Locklair, is a junior at WCU majoring in communication, with a broadcasting concentration and a minor in philosophy.  

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