Other speakers at the event were WCU Chancellor Kelli R. Brown and Provost Alison Morrison-Shetlar, while Student Government Association President David Rhode served as master of ceremonies.
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WCU's Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment is sponsoring the programs at locations around Asheville.
Pinchot III is the grandson of Gifford Pinchot Sr., the first chief of the U.S. Forest Service who once managed forests of the Biltmore Estate.
“Outdoor Recreation as an Economic and Community Engagement Catalyst in Western North Carolina” is the university's name for a regional collaborative designed to boost the already thriving outdoor industry.
In addition to performing at WCU's six home football games, the band will make its second appearance in five years at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The board also will hold committee meetings and discussions beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5.
The theme for the Sept. 26-27 event at WCU is “Giduwagi ― Appalachian Historical Ecology.'
Move-in day is one of the most exciting days on campus every year…new Catamounts and their parents are buzzing with anticipation for the opening of a new chapter. And upperclassmen return to continue their studies. Now that Chancellor Kelli R. Brown and her husband Dennis are all moved-in, they can’t wait for our students to arrive and begin another incredible academic year!