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Employee watering a field

Games On

Those whistles blowing from E.J. Whitmire Stadium/Bob Waters Field last spring were not from football coaches during spring practice. They came from officials as Western Carolina University’s football team actually played a pair of Southern Conference games.  

project interact

Project INTERACT's first cohort success encourages future participants

Project INTERACT, an interprofessional collaboration program to prepare graduate students for future careers working with children on the autism spectrum, is building on its exceptional initial success.  

Students working in the Rapid Center

Total Gain

As the westernmost institution of the University of North Carolina System, Western Carolina University holds many distinctions, not the least of which is anchor for the respective surrounding communities and a regional driver for the local economy, community service and workforce development.  

Double Exposure of Tulips

A Photographer's View

In each issue of WCU Magazine, our photographers will not only give you a glimpse of the beauty that exists but also a look at what's taking place on campus.  

Pastor Blount and His Wife

Marriage Ministry

Alfred Blount ’88 and Regina Blount ’88 aren’t quite plumb on when they met and fell in love, but the truth seems to lie somewhere between the laundry room of Scott Hall, a science class and the university’s black gospel choir. “You know there are two truths?” said Regina, a playful dig at her husband of 33 years for sharing his version of their beginning.  

Brett Miller

No More Whiffing

Brett Miller honored for lifetime of helping others through golf. Brett Miller ’87 MAEd ’88 became addicted to golf because he was good at baseball. If he could blast a baseball — a moving target — then surely he could hit a stationery ball, he reasoned.  

Summer Woodard

Bigger and Better

Longtime Franklin town manager heads to Reidsville to serve as city manager. ummer Woodard ’08, MPA ’10 recently left her hometown of Franklin, where she’s served as town manager since 2014, for bigger pastures across the state in her new role as city manager of Reidsville. Alpaca pastures, to be exact.  

Jacqueline Grant

No Objections Here

Gov. Cooper appoints WCU alumna as a Superior Court Judge. After serving more than 25 years as a law clerk, attorney and partner at Robert and Stevens law firm in Asheville, Jacqueline Grant ’92 is gaining a new perspective from the other side of the bench.  

homecoming athletes

Heavy rain forces cancellation of Homecoming Parade

WCU’s annual Homecoming Parade in downtown Sylva has been cancelled due to weather forecasters’ prediction of heavy rain.   

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