“My decision to come to Western Carolina was solely based on him [Coach Mark Speir],” Crossen said. “He was a great guy when he came to talk to me in Garysburg. He drove down there in the snow. That speaks volumes. I really appreciate what he’s done for me and the chance he gave me to play at the Division I level at Western. Now, I guess I’m helping the program a little with recruiting."
The university conferred degrees on 759 students who completed their studies in the fall semester, and 3,034 students have been named to the dean’s list for that semester.
Derek Pelayo-Quezada and John Lawson Wedthoff are taking part in the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants’ National Financial Plan Competition.
An overall budget of $26 million has been set to cover the cost of the parking improvements, with special obligation bonds to be issued and financed in future years through revenue from university parking rates.
The free and open to the public event will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, in Illusions at A.K. Hinds University Center.
Attendance of WCU employees at the meetings and related activities is considered work time (university service) with the appropriate approval of the individual’s supervisor.
“Twelfth Night” will be staged beginning Thursday, Feb. 14, and continuing through Sunday, Feb. 17, at Hoey Auditorium.
Sport management graduate Danita Johnson will oversee all business operations, sales and marketing, corporate sponsorships and community service.
When Danita Johnson left the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks to become the director of business development and later the director of business operations for the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers in 2017, she had no idea it would be a temporary move. Little did the 2005 Western Carolina University graduate know at the time that she soon would return to the Sparks as the team’s president and chief operating officer, a move that was made official Jan. 7.