Western Carolina University presented honorary doctorates to Asheville businessman and philanthropist Joe W. Kimmel and to mountaineer and longtime benefactor Robert M. Failing as the university held spring commencement exercises Saturday (May 5) at the Ramsey Regional Activity Center.
Western Carolina University will present honorary doctorates to Asheville businessman and philanthropist Joe W. Kimmel and to mountaineer and long-time benefactor Robert M. Failing, and also give out a major alumni award as the university holds spring commencement exercises at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Ramsey Regional Activity Center.
Western Carolina University senior Jimmy Harwell, who temporarily abandoned his goal of earning a college degree after he began to lose his eyesight, urged his fellow graduating students to remember that there is always a way to succeed, as the university held fall commencement Saturday, Dec. 16.
K. Ray Bailey, president of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, and McDaniel “Dan” Robinson, a WCU athlete, coach, teacher and advocate for education and conservation, received honorary doctorates as WCU held fall commencement exercises Saturday, Dec. 16.
Western Carolina University will bestow honorary doctorates upon one of Western North Carolina’s most revered educational leaders and an icon of WCU athletics history as the university holds fall commencement exercises at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Ramsey Regional Activity Center.
Charles H. Taylor, District 11's representative in the U.S. House of Representatives, was awarded an honorary doctorate and Frances Owl-Smith, a pathologist in Waynesville, received a major alumni award as Western Carolina University held spring commencement exercises Saturday, May 6.
Members of Western Carolina University's newest graduating class were encouraged to use their voices to keep alive the freedoms guaranteed through the First Amendment as the university held commencement exercises for approximately 500 students Saturday, Dec. 17.
Award-winning writer Sue Ellen Bridgers of Sylva and business icon Raymond E. Kinsland of Cherokee were awarded honorary doctorates as Western Carolina University held summer commencement exercises Friday, Aug. 5.
Western Carolina University will bestow honorary doctorates upon an award-winning writer and a business icon as the university holds summer commencement exercises at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at the Ramsey Regional Activity Center.