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Brett Miller

No More Whiffing

Brett Miller honored for lifetime of helping others through golf. Brett Miller ’87 MAEd ’88 became addicted to golf because he was good at baseball. If he could blast a baseball — a moving target — then surely he could hit a stationery ball, he reasoned.  

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Heavy rain forces cancellation of Homecoming Parade

WCU’s annual Homecoming Parade in downtown Sylva has been cancelled due to weather forecasters’ prediction of heavy rain.   

Michelle Stephens

Teaching Below Zero

North Carolina native finds meaningful work teaching at remote Alaska school. Michelle Stephens ’17 had a few adjustments to make when she moved from Western North Carolina to Selawik, Alaska, three years ago to teach elementary school. But they weren’t anything a good day of ice fishing couldn’t fix.  

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Class Notes

Take a look at what Catamounts from across the world are up to and their career accomplishments.   

Gretchen M Thomas

A Student's View

School was online, my friends were online, my life was online. The last year and a half as an undergraduate through remote learning has been the most challenging academic hurdle I have endured.  

Chancellor Kelli Brown

Notes from Chancellor Brown

It is hard to imagine that I have been at WCU for two years and most of that time was spent leading our university through a historic pandemic. Although as challenging as it has been for our students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members, we never allowed the pandemic to hinder the work we are doing to deliver a quality, affordable, educational experience.   

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Homecoming 2021 to be ‘Roaring with Pride’

“Roaring with Pride” will be the theme for Homecoming 2021 at Western Carolina University, with a variety of festivities scheduled from Thursday, Oct. 7, through Sunday, Oct. 10. Highlights include the homecoming game against Mercer, performances by the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band, a series of alumni brunches, tailgating parties, and receptions, plus tours of the new, state-of-the-art Apodaca Science Building along with the traditional parade through downtown Sylva.  

Ben Pendry

Ben Pendry named assistant vice chancellor for development

Benjamin J. Pendry has been appointed to the position of assistant vice chancellor for development.   

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Welcome Back Cats!

Our campus has been quiet all summer without all of our Catamounts around. We're excited to welcome faculty, staff, and students back for the Fall semester!  

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