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Asheville banking executive devotes gifts of time, talent, treasure to WCU

Bob Roberts recently launched a new endowed scholarship fund to provide financial assistance to future students from the 16 westernmost counties of North Carolina who want to study in WCU’s College of Business.  

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Former WCU football players kick off endowed scholarship fund in memory of their coach, Dan Robinson

Several former Catamount football players from the late 1950s through the early 1970s recently kicked off an effort to establish a new endowed scholarship fund at Western Carolina University in memory of their late coach, McDaniel “Dan” Robinson, who died in February 2022 at the age of 95.  

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WCU partners with national estate-planning service for Make-A-Will Month

WCU has partnered with a nationally recognized estate-planning service to help members of the university community in creating or updating a document to ensure their final wishes are fulfilled.   

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New scholarship fund to focus on diversity, inclusion in physical education

Ron Morrow, a 1978 WCU graduate, recently increased the Ronald G. Morrow Endowed Scholarship Fund to $550,000.  

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NC construction management organization provides scholarship funding

A statewide chapter of a construction industry professionals organization has established a new endowed scholarship fund at WCU that will provide financial assistance to students from North Carolina studying construction management.  

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Shared experiences inspire graduates nearly 30 years apart to support scholarship funds

A 1977 graduate who established a scholarship to celebrate hearing the phrase “cancer undetectable” has found more than just a supporter of his fund in an alumna from the early 2000s.  

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WCU celebrates lasting impact of philanthropy at second annual Planting Day

The Planting Day event, hosted by Advancement and the WCU Foundation, honors new and current members of two giving societies and acknowledges their legacy of significant financial contributions to the university.  

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WCU’s longest serving alumni director to retire this fall

Marty Ramsey, WCU’s director of alumni engagement, is retiring effective Oct. 1 after a career spanning more than 28 years at his alma mater.   

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Lifelong respect for nursing profession leads education alumna to endow scholarship

The new scholarship fund will provide students from underrepresented groups opportunities to become health care professionals.  

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