Steve Couch, a 1985 graduate with a degree in industrial technology, is having a major impact on the lives of current students and student-athletes.
Alums Jay and Susan Strum had a classroom named after them in the Apodaca Science Building.
A recently established scholarship at WCU is designed to celebrate the life of a late professor of business law by supporting students who share her passion for travel, teaching, research and helping others.
Students and faculty in the Brinson Honors College will have increased access to international study and undergraduate research opportunities, thanks to the support of Gayle Watkins and Andrew Chmar.
Caitlin Lambert, a 2021 graduate of WCU, was named North Carolina Student Teacher of the Year.
Sara Stanley, a 2022 graduate, was recently awarded the Julie Galvan Outstanding Graduate Award from the Society of Professional Journalists.
A final curtain call for Stephen Michael Ayers, a former WCU theatre professor and director, is in the works through the establishment of an endowed scholarship in his memory.
It was 23 years after the founding in 1889 of what is now WCU that campus leaders purchased a set of Shetland ponies to haul supplies from Sylva to Cullowhee so faculty and staff could better serve a growing student population.
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.