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R. Keith Harris ’92 (left, with actor Seth Gilliam) survived six episodes of “The Walking Dead” before he met the fate of most of the show’s characters and was killed off by a zombie.  

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Kent Briggs ’79 MAEd ’82, the Cherokee High School head football coach who led his team to a state title this past season, now has another title – honorary member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.  

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The Naylor family of Mocksville has a tradition of WCU attendance that spans 40 years. Two generations – seven family members – have lived in residence halls, sung in choirs, held student jobs and internships, gotten involved in clubs and organizations and watched more Naylors follow in their footsteps.  


Food pantry established for graduate students at Biltmore Park instructional site

Western Carolina University and Eblen Charities have joined together to create a food pantry at WCU’s Biltmore Park instructional site, intended for a rarely considered clientele ― graduate students.  


American Association of University Women awards fellowship to Johanna Price

Johanna Price, a Western Carolina University assistant professor of communication sciences and disorders, has been awarded a fellowship by the American Association of University Women to pursue academic work and lead innovative community projects to empower women and girls.  


Images captured from action-packed opening for fall semester 2018

Western Carolina University students, faculty and staff kicked off what is expected to be another record-breaking fall semester over a four-day period, Aug. 17-20.  


‘Better Communication’ workshop scheduled at Biltmore Park site

WCU’s Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment will be offering a “Better Communication Through Creative Play” workshop at the university's Biltmore Park instructional site in Asheville.  


Jeremy Wilson appointed to advisory board of Cherokee Center

Jeremy Wilson, an Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Tribal Council representative and Western Carolina University alumnus, has been appointed to the advisory board of the university's Cherokee Center.  


Nominations being accepted for Board of Governors teaching award

The nomination period has opened for the University of North Carolina Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching.  

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