Posts By: Melanie Threlkeld McConnell

LASTING LEGACY

When former Highlands resident Curtis Meltzer died in 2017, he left a multimillion dollar estate gift to Western Carolina University to support students in the College of Arts and Sciences, increasing his and late wife Enid’s overall scholarship endowment to $3.3 million. 

(PURPLE AND) GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY

Long gone are the days when Baxter Wood ’58 MAEd ’63, former director of A.K. Hinds University Center, hauled members of Western Carolina University’s men’s basketball team to away games in his new 1958 Chrysler New Yorker or when community members took out personal loans to field the football team, repaid with gate receipts at the end of the season.

LIFTING OTHERS UP

Western Carolina University running back Corey Holloway says his body is stronger, he runs faster and his football team has a confidence it never had before.