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GivingTuesday efforts Nov. 29 to focus on gifts to the Fund for WCU

WCU is focusing its annual GivingTuesday initiative on raising awareness of and contributions to the Fund for WCU.  

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Fund for WCU generates $40,000 in first-year access scholarship support

Seventy-nine students are working toward their degrees this semester after receiving financial assistance in the form of first-year access scholarships made possible by donors to the Fund for WCU.  

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Newly established scholarship designed to support military members, veterans

An alumna is saluting her late sister’s 22 years of service in the U.S. Navy by launching an endowed scholarship fund in her memory designed to support members and veterans of the armed forces.  

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Students, donors gather to celebrate the impact of philanthropy

Several students who are among the recipients of the more than 1,500 donor-supported scholarships awarded this year thanked their benefactors in person at an annual celebration of philanthropy.  

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Alumnus providing leadership gifts for scholarships, athletics

Steve Couch, a 1985 graduate with a degree in industrial technology, is having a major impact on the lives of current students and student-athletes.  

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Research classroom in Apodaca Building named in recognition of gifts from Jay, Susan Strum

Alums Jay and Susan Strum had a classroom named after them in the Apodaca Science Building.  

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New scholarship to support students with interest in exploration and travel

A recently established scholarship at WCU is designed to celebrate the life of a late professor of business law by supporting students who share her passion for travel, teaching, research and helping others.  

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Highlands couple establishes funds for study abroad, undergrad research for WCU students, faculty

Students and faculty in the Brinson Honors College will have increased access to international study and undergraduate research opportunities, thanks to the support of Gayle Watkins and Andrew Chmar.  

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Memorial scholarship fund to serve as final curtain call for theatre professor, director

A final curtain call for Stephen Michael Ayers, a former WCU theatre professor and director, is in the works through the establishment of an endowed scholarship in his memory.  

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