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Several are honored at WCU’s Homecoming 2022 celebration

Recognized were three alumni for professional accomplishments, the contributions of a husband-and-wife team for their public service and the man who oversaw WCU’s alumni activities for nearly 20 years.  

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1889 Impact Grant supports survey of recent graduates

The Center for Career and Professional Development is nearing completion of a survey of recent graduates and young alumni to determine where they landed after receiving their degrees.  

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Faculty, staff donors recognized at Shetland Society event

The more than 350 faculty and staff members who have made a philanthropic gift to the university in the last 12 months were recognized as members of the Shetland Society.  

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Student workers help Catamount Club improve engagement with fans, donors

The Catamount Club launched an effort earlier this year to improve engagement between WCU athletics and its fan base by using student workers to formalize and boost its social media and online presence.  

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Fund for WCU generates $40,000 in first-year access scholarship support

Seventy-nine students are working toward their degrees this semester after receiving financial assistance in the form of first-year access scholarships made possible by donors to the Fund for WCU.  

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ICA, Project CARE supports students through 1889 Impact Grant-funded projects

The Office of Intercultural Affairs held a trio of activities during the 2021-2022 academic year designed to support an array of students, including first-year, transfer and traditionally underrepresented students.  

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Newly established scholarship designed to support military members, veterans

An alumna is saluting her late sister’s 22 years of service in the U.S. Navy by launching an endowed scholarship fund in her memory designed to support members and veterans of the armed forces.  

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Students, donors gather to celebrate the impact of philanthropy

Several students who are among the recipients of the more than 1,500 donor-supported scholarships awarded this year thanked their benefactors in person at an annual celebration of philanthropy.  

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Brinson Honors College launches new initiative through 1889 Impact Grant

The Brinson Honors College recently launched a new initiative designed to recognize current student leaders and build stronger connections with young alumni of the college through a project made possible by donors to the Fund for WCU.  

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