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New scholarship for arts, sciences students established in honor of family patriarch

A member of a family with deep roots in Jackson County has established an endowed scholarship fund at WCU that will support students in the College of Arts and Sciences in honor of a family patriarch.  

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Mission donates hospital beds, IV pumps to WCU as part of ongoing support of health care education

Asheville-based Mission Health recently donated four hospital beds to WCU for use in its nursing simulation laboratories on campus in Cullowhee and at its Asheville instructional site in Biltmore Park.  

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Kappa Alpha alumni raise $170K in WCU Greek Challenge, pushing fraternity’s total above $1 million

The Delta Alpha chapter of the Kappa Alpha Order at WCU raised more than $170,000 for the Catamount Club, the university’s fundraising organization for Catamount Athletics.  

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New Hampshire family establishes nursing scholarship to honor memory of '17 alumna

The family of the late Alexandra Puntin Pilsbury has established a scholarship to benefit future nursing students at WCU in memory of the 2017 graduate of the School of Nursing who died after a battle with cancer.  

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Chief diversity officer creates endowed scholarship to honor mother

Ricardo Nazario-Colón recently took his commitment to diversity to a new level by establishing an endowed scholarship fund designed to support students from traditionally underrepresented groups seeking careers in teaching and educational leadership.  

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Advancement office sets holiday hours for year-end giving assistance

Advancement staff members will be available from 8 a.m. until noon on both Thursday, Dec. 29, and Friday, Dec. 30  

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Scholarship funds to honor careers of retiring accountancy professors Kauffman, Swanger

N. Leroy Kauffman, a faculty member since 1994, and Susan L. Swanger, a faculty member since 1997, have established separate scholarship funds to provide financial assistance to deserving accountancy students.  

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GivingTuesday campaign blasts past goal, nets $712K from nearly 1,000 donors

A total of 995 donors made financial gifts as part of the university’s GivingTuesday effort, totaling $712,522.10 in gifts and pledges.   

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WCU announces FORVIS as new name for its accountancy programs

WCU leaders gathered with representatives of the nation’s eighth largest accounting firm Friday, Dec. 2, to mark a subtle but meaningful change in the College of Business as its accountancy programs now have a new name.  

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