A newly endowed scholarship fund at Western Carolina University established in honor of Robert Holquist, WCU's director of choral activities since 1979, will provide financial assistance to students majoring in music and vocal performance.
A newly endowed scholarship fund at Western Carolina University established in honor of former faculty member Yvonne Saddler Nielsen of Cullowhee will provide financial assistance to deserving students majoring in communication sciences and disorders.
A Gaston County student is the first recipient of the newly created Malcolm J. Loughlin Scholarship, which was presented Thursday, May 4, as part of the induction ceremony for new members of the Mu Epsilon chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda national honor society for nontraditional students.
Kendra Penland Turner, a graduate student in Western Carolina University's Master of Public Affairs Program, is the recipient of the 2006 Jake Wicker Scholarship awarded by the North Carolina City and County Managers Association.
Tara Carrington, a junior majoring in accounting at Western Carolina University, is the first-ever recipient of the Outstanding Minority Accounting Student Scholarship presented by the North Carolina Certified Public Accountant Foundation.
Family and friends of the late Martha Cabe Queen, a longtime employee of the Jackson County Department of Social Services, have established a $10,000 endowed scholarship at Western Carolina University for students majoring in social work.
An endowed scholarship fund designed to help the children of Western Carolina University staff members attend Western is one step closer to reality, thanks to the contribution of $2,000 from an anonymous university employee.
Paul and Cecelia Caldwell of Fletcher recently contributed gifts to establish an endowed scholarship fund of $100,000 at Western Carolina University in honor of Paul's parents, Ed and Nell Caldwell of Asheville.