When Western Carolina University alumnus Greg Boothroyd of Haywood County issued a call for donations of soccer equipment for an upcoming church mission trip to Jamaica, the women’s soccer program at his alma mater answered.
As Chancellor of Western Carolina University, I am pleased that the North Carolina General Assembly has approved a state budget for the coming fiscal year that contains some significant provisions in support of public higher education in this state, including pay raises for our hard-working faculty and staff.
Greensboro couple Rebecca Heafner Schlosser and Michael Schlosser are honoring the memory of their late son, David, by establishing an endowed scholarship fund in his name at Western Carolina University.
Western Carolina University’s Whee Lead Alumni Giving Challenge set a goal to gain 400 new or returning alumni donors by Friday, April 22. The Office of Development and Alumni Affairs has announced the challenge exceeded that goal.
In January, Western Carolina University senior Anna Oates began wondering what she would do this summer before heading to graduate school. As she searched for library internships, Oates noticed the Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program. With the deadline to apply just days away, Oates applied for three positions, she recently learned she was chosen to work in the Library Services Music Division.
Magician Mike Super, winner of NBC’s TV series “Phenomenon,” will perform at Western Carolina University’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on Sunday, May 1, at 3 p.m. It will be the final performance in this year’s Galaxy of Stars Series.
An increase in local sponsorships, fast-selling raffle tickets, unique auction items and an authentic Broadway-style experience are providing the right ingredients for Western Carolina University’s Friends of the Arts to have its “best ever” spring fundraiser, said WCU first lady Susan Belcher, chair of the event organizing committee.
Lori A. Lewis, an advancement executive with nearly 20 years of experience in development and alumni affairs in higher education, will join Western Carolina University later this spring to lead its fundraising efforts.