As the westernmost institution of the University of North Carolina System, Western Carolina University holds many distinctions, not the least of which is anchor for the respective surrounding communities and a regional driver for the local economy, community service and workforce development.
In each issue of WCU Magazine, our photographers will not only give you a glimpse of the beauty that exists but also a look at what's taking place on campus.
Alfred Blount ’88 and Regina Blount ’88 aren’t quite plumb on when they met and fell in love, but the truth seems to lie somewhere between the laundry room of Scott Hall, a science class and the university’s black gospel choir. “You know there are two truths?” said Regina, a playful dig at her husband of 33 years for sharing his version of their beginning.
Brett Miller honored for lifetime of helping others through golf. Brett Miller ’87 MAEd ’88 became addicted to golf because he was good at baseball. If he could blast a baseball — a moving target — then surely he could hit a stationery ball, he reasoned.
Longtime Franklin town manager heads to Reidsville to serve as city manager. ummer Woodard ’08, MPA ’10 recently left her hometown of Franklin, where she’s served as town manager since 2014, for bigger pastures across the state in her new role as city manager of Reidsville. Alpaca pastures, to be exact.
Gov. Cooper appoints WCU alumna as a Superior Court Judge. After serving more than 25 years as a law clerk, attorney and partner at Robert and Stevens law firm in Asheville, Jacqueline Grant ’92 is gaining a new perspective from the other side of the bench.
WCU’s annual Homecoming Parade in downtown Sylva has been cancelled due to weather forecasters’ prediction of heavy rain.
North Carolina native finds meaningful work teaching at remote Alaska school. Michelle Stephens ’17 had a few adjustments to make when she moved from Western North Carolina to Selawik, Alaska, three years ago to teach elementary school. But they weren’t anything a good day of ice fishing couldn’t fix.