Katerina Spasovska, associate professor of communication at Western Carolina University, has been selected as a Fulbright Fellowship recipient for 2024.
Sky Sampson, director of WCU’s Cherokee Center and alumna, has accepted the position of Secretary of Education for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
Creation of the Billy Townsend Ogletree and Julia Katherine Tweedy Ogletree Endowed Scholarship in Communication Sciences and Disorders comes as Billy Ogletree has announced his retirement effective June 30, 2024, after 32 years as a WCU faculty member.
WCU was successful in its request for funds for a new engineering facility and program expansion from the North Carolina General Assembly, for the recently approved 2023-2025 biennial state budget.
A WCU staff member for nearly 40 years and a two-time alumnus, Phil Cauley has donated to the Catamount Club for 37 of those years.
Professor of English Mae Miller Claxton has become a long-time supporter of the athletics program at the institution where she works.
WCU leaders took a brief break from their typical opening-of-the-semester chores Sept. 6 to pay tribute to the more than 550 faculty, staff and student philanthropists who have made financial gifts to the university over the past year.
Rob Young, professor of geology and director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, supports Catamount student-athletes and fine arts programming through his philanthropy.
Lisa Briggs, WCU’s Emergency and Disaster Management program director and facilitator of the HRD K-9 training programs, was recently interviewed by CNN regarding the Maui fires.