As Western Carolina University’s successful campus learning theme “Cherokee: Community. Culture. Connections” was coming to a close during the spring semester, members of a campus committee rolled out a new theme for the 2018-19 academic year – “Defining America.”
The 500-plus members of the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band will be getting back in the New York groove in November 2019 as the band makes a triumphant return to one of the nation’s most beloved holiday traditions – the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Jeremiah “Jerry” Wolfe, an elder of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians who received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Western Carolina University during its May 2017 commencement ceremonies, died March 12 at the age of 93.
Axiom Press has published “She Shall Be Called Woman: Unnamed Women of the Bible,” a book by Marie Brooks Holt ’62. An educator who has worked with students from kindergarten through the university level, Holt is a Stephen minister with caregiving responsibilities at St. Mark Presbyterian Church of Ballwin, Missouri, where she also serves as a deacon and elder.
Martha Blankenship Wright ’53 of Asheville was hesitant at first when her son, J. Douglas Wright, asked her to be the featured soprano on a song he had written.
The Community Foundation of Louisville, Kentucky, has honored Sarah C. Nuñez MPA ’10 for work that celebrates cultural diversity and strengthens educational opportunities for people of color, especially Latino students at the University of Louisville.
As the 2017 fall semester began to wind to a close, four members of the WCU Emergency Medical Care Alumni Club made the drive from North Carolina’s Triangle area to Cullowhee with a simple mission: Help guide future graduates in starting their lifesaving careers.
Longtime teacher Natasha Tyson Wall ’95 (above, left) makes a special effort to encourage her high school students to attend college – but not just any college.