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Apodaca Science Building

New Faces

Celebrate new faces at WCU  

Engineering students standing with their solar tracking array

Engineering students collaborate to design and build a solar tracking array

Engineering students collaborate to design and build a solar tracking array  

Diane Martinez and John Carzoli

Two Faculty Selected as Fulbright Scholars

Diane Martinez and John Carzoli received the prestigious selection as Fulbright Scholars.  

Moxie Brown

Hermes Awards

University Communications and Marketing team garners 11 creative award honors  

forensic anthropology

Forensic Anthropology Program Gains Prominence

Forensic anthropology is offered as a bachelor’s degree concentration and as a minor. The program has grown to more than 200 students enrolled today.  

Shack-lete soccer


Soccer player Aliyah Milicia is among the first at Western Carolina University to capitalize on a new NCAA policy allowing college athletes to strike deals and earn money from business partnerships using their name, image or likeness.  

Laura Sanchez

Fighting For A Dream

To some people, entering a caged ring to face off against a highly- trained martial arts fighter sounds like the stuff of nightmares. For Laura Sanchez '12, it’s hard work paying off. A dream come true.  

Alan Beck

Alan Beck

On June 10 Alan Beck ’04 was announced as the 11th head coach in the history of the Catamount baseball program. When Beck and his family arrived in Cullowhee, they brought a deep familiarity of the program with them.  

Ronnie Carr

Ronnie Carr

Ronnie Carr put himself and Western Carolina University into the record books on Nov. 29, 1980, when he made the first intercollegiate 3-point shot.  

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