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Fund for WCU, 1889 Impact Grants provide online safety, success training for new students

Twelve new incoming students were each recipients of a $500 grant award for completing online training courses designed to help them make a seamless transition to university life.  

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Faculty, staff giving campaign results in participation rate, total donors increase

WCU recently welcomed 58 new members into the ranks of faculty and staff donors who, in addition to their contributions to the university through their work, also contribute financially to the university.   

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WCU presents awards for achievements in law, education, science, economic development

A banker, a lawyer, an educator and a scientist walked into a brunch. All four walked out with awards presented in recognition of their service, professional and academic achievements.  

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Women’s, men’s basketball programs receive support from Fund for WCU, 1889 Impact Grants

The Catamount women’s and men’s basketball programs are among the beneficiaries of financial support awarded to a variety of campus partners as part of the latest round of 1889 Impact Grants.  

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Club for first-generation WCU students relaunched with financial support from 1889 Impact Grants

The revival of the First Gen Club, an initiative sponsored by the Mentoring and Persistence to Success Program, was made possible by $5,000 from the 1889 Impact Grants initiative through the Fund for WCU.  

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Fund for WCU enables leadership, public speaking training for Chancellor’s Ambassadors

Members of the Chancellor’s Ambassadors received specialized leadership and public speaking training last semester to assist them in their roles as student representatives.  

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Leaders urge ‘Fill the Western Sky’ campaign steering committee to ‘ride the momentum’

“Ride the momentum.” That was the request from Chancellor Kelli R. Brown to the steering committee working behind the scenes to lead the university’s recently announced “Fill the Western Sky” comprehensive fundraising campaign.   

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Brinson Honors College dean launches scholarship fund in memory of father, grandfather

From her vantage point as dean of the Brinson Honors College, Jill Granger has seen firsthand the powerful impact that scholarship support has on students who need financial assistance in order to pursue their educational goals.  

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It’s ‘game on’ at Hunter Library, thanks to support from the Fund for WCU

Hunter Library recently launched a new collection of popular board and role-playing games designed to help students develop stronger skills in problem-solving and teamwork through a project made possible by donations to the Fund for WCU.  

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