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CCPD to host fashion show, open clothing closet

After a four-year hiatus, WCU’s Center for Career and Professional Development is bringing back its Hire Attire Fashion Show, while introducing a clothing closet.  

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Cody Dalton | Pride of the Mountains

Meet Cody Dalton, the man of many talents at Western Carolina University. As a political science major, he's got the academics covered, but he also takes the lead as the drum major for the Pride of the Mountains marching band. Dive into his world as a student at Western Carolina University.  

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Latinx Appreciation Student Organization promotes campuswide awareness and unity

A sense of belonging is what many students envision as part of their college experience; somewhere that gives them purpose, a group to be part of and to share in cultural activities they are most familiar with or are interested in learning more about.   

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Annual Legacy Pinning ceremony connects generations of Catamounts

For some students, attending WCU means a little bit more than just pursuing a college degree – an important goal, to be sure. But for several new first-year and transfer students, it also means carrying on a family tradition.   

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Colleen Heuser | A Day In the Life

Colleen is a student at WCU as well as a counselor for Cat Camp. Tag along as she shows her experiences at Cat Camp!  

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Cultural immersion: WCU students return from year-long study abroad trips

Students Elliott Kerns and Marcus Ibarra recently had the opportunity of a lifetime to study overseas as recipients of the David L. Boren Scholarship.   

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Student finds passion for higher education, advocacy through leadership roles

When Estefany Gordillo-Rivas was deciding where she wanted to go to college, she knew she wanted to go somewhere that would give her a more personal experience with smaller class sizes.   

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Nicole Kanupp | Day in the Life

Join us for an exhilarating day in the life of Nicole Kanupp, a dedicated member of the Pride of the Mountains marching band at Western Carolina University!  

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MFA graduate student paints mural in Sylva

Mia Loia, a graduate student in the Master of Fine Art program, just completed a mural on the side of Kountry Kupboard health food store in Sylva.  

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