Posts By: Western Carolina Magazine

OPENING NOTES

One of my first priorities after becoming chancellor in 2011 was to initiate the development of a robust and focused strategic plan for Western Carolina Univers...

WHEE RANK

The website WalletHub.com crunched the numbers earlier this year to determine a list of the “Best & Worst Cities for College Basketball Fans in 2017.” North...

DEATHS

ALUMNI DEATHS Connie “C.A.” Allison ’77 April 21, 2017; Kings Mountain. Jonathan Britt Amos ’06 Oct. 16, 2016; Asheville. Floyd E. Bateman MAEd ’...

IN MEMORIUM

FOUNDER OF NUTRITION, DIETETICS PROGRAM PASSES Barbara Anne Cosper, founder of WCU’s Nutrition and Dietetics Program, died May 10 at the age of 72. Cosper ca...

GRIDIRON ODYSSEY

Odysseus, the central character in Homer’s eighth-century classic the “Odyssey,” survived 10 years of arduous travel to reach his destination. The circuitous jo...

ON LOVE AND LOSS

Dianne Barrett Gray ’84 of Naples, Florida, came to WCU in 1980 to study sport management, which was then a new program. “I’m a pioneer by nature, so it was gre...