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ATF gets hands-on fire investigation training with Forensic Anthropology Program

WCU provides fire investigation training courses for the ATF as well as other law enforcement agencies.  

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Carteret CC students now have guaranteed admission to WCU

WCU Chancellor Kelli R. Brown and Tracy Mancini, president of Carteret CC, virtually signed a memorandum of understanding between the two institutions that guarantees admission to WCU for all Carteret graduates who satisfy certain requirements.   

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More than 1,250 donors contribute $1.5 million to WCU on GivingTuesday

More than 1,250 donors contributed gifts and pledges exceeding $1.5 million to support university initiatives on GivingTuesday.  

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$75k gift from alumna will create endowment for WCU’s interior design program

Students in WCU's interior design program soon will have access to new experiential learning opportunities thanks to a $75,000 gift from a woman whose 40-year career in the profession got its start at WCU.  


Board of Trustees to hold quarterly meeting Dec. 15

The Board of Trustees of Western Carolina University will hold its quarterly meeting at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15, in the board room of H.F. Robinson Administration Building.   

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English graduate crosses the finish line to earn degree she started 25 years ago

Lee Ann Gibson will cross the finish line to earn her degree she started more than 25 years ago during WCU’s fall commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 16.   

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Purple and Gold Reunion Weekend alumni event to return July 2024

After a one-year hiatus, one of WCU’s most beloved alumni events will be back with a new format in 2024 – the Purple and Gold Reunion Weekend.  

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Timeline for rollout of new FAFSA announced

In November, the U.S. Department of Education announced the timeline for rollout of the new Free Application for Federal Student Aid form and provided dates and timelines for schools as to when to expect applicant information.  

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Couple’s blended gift of $367,500 will support WCU athletics facilities improvements, student-athletes

WCU’s comprehensive fundraising campaign titled “Fill the Western Sky” recently received a big boost in the form of gifts and pledges totaling $367,500 to benefit the Catamount athletics program and student-athletes.  

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