David and Marie Brinkley believe in the Catamounts so much they donated $400,000 to improve the weight-lifting facility at Western Carolina University, their alma mater, which benefits all WCU athletes. Yes, they’ve been blessed with money, they say, but the joy is in helping others.
Garrett Fisher, WCU instructor of Spanish, received his doctorate in educational leadership in May from the University of New England.
Heading out on a student recruitment tour to three central North Carolina cities right after hurricane remnants pass through those areas might seem like an iffy proposition, but the contingent that participated in WCU on Tour last week welcomed standing-room-only crowds.
Samantha Cabe, a district court judge in Chatham and Orange counties and great-great-granddaughter of William C. Norton, one of the university’s original Noble Nine, was keynote speaker for the WCU Legacy Pinning Ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 22.
Hazel Hawkins always admired her late husband’s work ethic, a man who spent years working fulltime while attending WCU to complete his degree. She honored him by easing the burden on other students, with an endowed scholarship in his name.
A series of training sessions is scheduled in October for WCU faculty and staff members interested in becoming First-Generation Advocates.
Lena Dula Mayberry Engstrom had a passion for teaching that changed the trajectory of Joan Davis Humphries’ life. To honor her former high school teacher and mentor, Humphries established an endowed scholarship in Engstrom’s name.
Darby Harris, an instructor in WCU’s Department of Biology, once again will be relying on his pedal power to raise money for the Student Biology Club.
T-Pain, the winner of two Grammy Awards, and Blackbear will be the co-headliners at Western Carolina University’s Homecoming Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at Ramsey Regional Activity Center.