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Annual GivingTuesday campaign to focus on the Fund for WCU

WCU is focusing its annual GivingTuesday initiative on raising awareness of and contributions to the Fund for WCU.  

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Fund for WCU, 1889 Impact Grants provide online safety, success training for new students

Twelve new incoming students were each recipients of a $500 grant award for completing online training courses designed to help them make a seamless transition to university life.  

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Faculty, staff giving campaign results in participation rate, total donors increase

WCU recently welcomed 58 new members into the ranks of faculty and staff donors who, in addition to their contributions to the university through their work, also contribute financially to the university.   

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WCU presents awards for achievements in law, education, science, economic development

A banker, a lawyer, an educator and a scientist walked into a brunch. All four walked out with awards presented in recognition of their service, professional and academic achievements.  

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Scholarship recipients share academic, creative endeavors with donors at Scholars Showcase

A dozen scholarship recipients recently found themselves in the spotlight as they presented examples of their scholarly and creative work to the donors who help make those endeavors possible through their philanthropy.  

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Women’s, men’s basketball programs receive support from Fund for WCU, 1889 Impact Grants

The Catamount women’s and men’s basketball programs are among the beneficiaries of financial support awarded to a variety of campus partners as part of the latest round of 1889 Impact Grants.  

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Despite rain, drought conditions remain for WNC

While the rain these past few days did a number on fires here in Western North Carolina, drought conditions remain.  

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Randolph CC students to have guaranteed admission to WCU

Chancellor Kelli R. Brown and Shah Ardalan, president of Randolph Community College, signed a memorandum of understanding between the two institutions that guarantees admission to WCU for all Randolph graduates who satisfy certain requirements.   

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Club for first-generation WCU students relaunched with financial support from 1889 Impact Grants

The revival of the First Gen Club, an initiative sponsored by the Mentoring and Persistence to Success Program, was made possible by $5,000 from the 1889 Impact Grants initiative through the Fund for WCU.  

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