Mike Wade will tell you that football is the greatest metaphor for life: to survive you have to get back up every time you get knocked down — and you will get knocked down, he insists, many, many times.
’Tis better to give than to receive, as the old adage goes, and this year’s Giving Tuesday – Nov. 27 – makes it easy for friends and alumni of the university to do just that, especially those thinking about their end-of-year giving.
When former Highlands resident Curtis Meltzer died last year, he left a multimillion dollar estate gift to WCU to support students in the College of Arts and Sciences, increasing his and wife Enid’s overall scholarship endowment to $3.3 million.
Samantha Cabe, a district court judge in Chatham and Orange counties and great-great-granddaughter of William C. Norton, one of the university’s original Noble Nine, was keynote speaker for the WCU Legacy Pinning Ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 22.
Who knew an upgraded weight room with a new “cool factor” could be such a game-changer for a group of college athletes? David and Marie Brinkley did, and that’s why they donated more than $400,000 to make WCU’s weight room in the Jordan-Phillips Fieldhouse a custom-built, state-of-the-art facility.