At Western Carolina University, we know that a university isn't just a place, it's a community. A community that's built from and defined by the people who call Western Carolina home, first as students and then as alumni. Our Alumni Association fosters a lifelong connection to WCU through programs and services so that no matter where you are, you'll always have a home in Cullowhee.
Whether you come home to Cullowhee for Homecoming Week or the Purple and Gold Reunion, or attend a locally hosted event near you, there are many ways to get invovled.Learn More
Our clubs and societies provide unique opportunities to reconnect with alumni in your area, from your program or with your specific interests. Explore all ways you can stay connected.Learn More
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The Hutchisons are WCU’s February Alumni Spotlight and part of a featured group of alumni during the “I Love WCU” month of February. They are polite, to the point in conversation and drop enough “yes, ma’ams” to make Miss Manners swoon.
Kelly Kent, of Mooresville, thanks Western Carolina University for providing her with opportunities she didn’t know existed. “My time as a student is filled with great memories,” said Kent, who graduated in 1984 with a degree in early childhood education and reading. “Opportunities opened up for me that I wouldn’t have known existed otherwise. WCU offered me the chance to do things, to join clubs, meet people and make lifelong friends, to participate in various activities, attend concerts and events, and of course, learn through quality academic instruction. It helped me chart my life.”
Ann Crosby, a certified registered nurse anesthetist with Physicians Specialists in Anesthesia at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta, found inspiration for her career during a difficult time for her and her family, and Western Carolina University helped provide the means for her goals.