Posts By: Marlon Morgan

Daughter of WCU alum competes in her second straight Olympic Games

For the third straight Olympiad, Western Carolina University alumnus Dan Railey, a 1969 WCU graduate, will be present to watch one of his children compete for the American sailing team. Railey is in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to watch his daughter, Paige, compete in the women’s laser radial event, which begins Monday, Aug. 8. The event features a one-person sailing vessel, also known as a dinghy.

WCU hosts discussion on inclusion

After having a University Participant Program student in her classroom for the first time last year, Vicki Faircloth, a Western Carolina University associate professor in the College of Education and Allied Professions, told colleague David Westling, “This is fabulous. We need to do more. We need to reach out to schools.” It was her first experience with the inclusion of a special needs student.