Posts By: Bill Studenc

PROGRESS REPORT

Officially launched on March 1 of this year with announcement of the largest donation designated specifically for scholarship support in Western Carolina University history, WCU’s “Lead the Way” comprehensive fundraising campaign has netted more than $51 million toward its goal of reaching $60 million by early 2019.

INTERNATIONAL INFLUENCE

A first-generation college student who first set foot on WCU’s campus in 1983 and has never left, rising through the ranks from incoming freshman to serve as the institution’s second-in-command, has created an endowed scholarship fund in honor of her Jamaica-born parents.

OUR BELOVED BELCHER

For the son of a small-town Baptist preacher who went to college to become a classically trained pianist, only to find his professional career take an unexpected change of tempo into academia, the June 23 memorial service for Western Carolina University Chancellor David O. Belcher hit just the right note.

PRIDE OF THE MOUNTAINS WILL MARCH IN 2019 MACY’S PARADE

The 500-plus members of the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band will be getting back in the New York groove in November 2019 as the band makes a triumphant return to one of the nation’s most beloved holiday traditions – the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.