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Scholarship funds to honor careers of retiring accountancy professors Kauffman, Swanger

N. Leroy Kauffman, a faculty member since 1994, and Susan L. Swanger, a faculty member since 1997, have established separate scholarship funds to provide financial assistance to deserving accountancy students.  

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GivingTuesday campaign blasts past goal, nets $712K from nearly 1,000 donors

A total of 995 donors made financial gifts as part of the university’s GivingTuesday effort, totaling $712,522.10 in gifts and pledges.   

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WCU announces FORVIS as new name for its accountancy programs

WCU leaders gathered with representatives of the nation’s eighth largest accounting firm Friday, Dec. 2, to mark a subtle but meaningful change in the College of Business as its accountancy programs now have a new name.  

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Former state senator establishes scholarship fund in honor of retiring student housing professional

Former N.C. Sen. Tom Apodaca and his family have established the Keith Corzine Residential Living Endowed Scholarship to honor Corzine, associate vice chancellor for auxiliary enterprises, who is retiring effective Jan. 1.  

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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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Chatty Cats to call on alumni, friends with campus updates, philanthropic opportunities

If alumni, friends and supporters of WCU receive a telephone call anytime between now and the end of the calendar year, the Chatty Cats engagement officers hope you won’t simply let it go to voicemail.  

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Acclaimed college football coach Paul Johnson receives WCU Professional Achievement Award

Newland native Paul Johnson, a 1979 graduate of Western Carolina University who went on to become an acclaimed college football coach, recently received his alma mater’s Professional Achievement Award.  

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Jackson County couple receives award in recognition of service to WCU, mountain region

In recognition of the Haires’ contributions to WCU and to the mountain region, the university has bestowed upon them its Distinguished Service Award, making them one of just a handful of couples ever to receive the honor.   

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Marching band students help provide meals to WNC residents

Residents of five WNC counties dealing with food insecurity issues were able to enjoy nutritious meals last Thanksgiving thanks to the efforts of the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band members and Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning.  

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