Marty Ramsey, alumni affairs director and 1985 WCU graduate, wanted his participation in The Campaign for Western to help academics and athletics, so he is directing his gifts to the Alumni Association Scholarship, the Loyalty Fund and summer school scholarships for student-athletes.
A Candler woman is the first recipient of a new $1,500 scholarship for graduate students studying communication sciences and disorders at Western Carolina University awarded through a fund established by the founder of a Greensboro-based communication and rehabilitative therapy clinic.
When Susan Parrot Ward and her husband returned to Western recently for the dedication of a ceramics studio in their names, it was only the latest development in a long and rewarding association with Joan Byrd, professor in what is now the department of art and design.
Western Carolina University Chancellor John W. Bardo officially launched on Tuesday, Feb. 20, the first comprehensive fundraising campaign in the university’s 118-year history, a drive to raise at least $40 million in private support to help meet a renewed emphasis on academic quality.
Members of the Western Carolina University community are being asked to consider giving to their favorite charities through the annual North Carolina State Employees Combined Campaign, which is now under way.
How do you raise $32,500? One dollar and one employee at a time, if you're heading up Western's Combined Campaign. With a week left to go in this year's annual fund drive, the goal is still a long way off, according to Todd Murdock, Talent Search director and chair of the State Employees Combined Campaign on campus.