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THE VIEW FROM HERE

My husband, Dale Sims ’78, was the first in his family to attend a higher education institution. His WCU experiences included studying political science, being ...

OPENING NOTES

Welcome to the Spring 2019 WCU magazine. This last year has been full of exciting recognitions and awards, as well as challenges and opportunities to continue t...

BIG REBOUND

A love of basketball has taken Ransford Brempong ’05 around the world. The 37-year-old father of three who played in professional leagues in Germany and the Netherlands and for Canada’s national team after his WCU career is back home in Canada, making a full-time career of teaching basketball skills to young people.

HALL PASS

One of the top football teams in university history headlined a trio of new members of the Western Carolina University Athletics Hall of Fame who were unveiled as the class of 2019 during an induction ceremony held in October.

COURT MARSHAL

Bret Beaver, former associate head coach of the Elon University women’s tennis program, joined Western Carolina University as head coach for women’s tennis prior to the beginning of the fall season.

TEE TIME

Courtney Gunter, former assistant women’s golf coach at Coastal Carolina University, is reading the greens and hitting the fairways at Western Carolina University after being named head coach of the women’s golf team over the summer.

DEATHS

ALUMNI DEATHS Frank F. Allison ’63 Oct. 30, 2018; Anderson, South Carolina.

IN MEMORIAM

In her unpaid position as a community ambassador on behalf of Western Carolina University during the decade that her husband served as chancellor, Barbara Coulter was known as a gracious hostess who made everyone feel welcomed, at home and very special as honored guests.

CLASS NOTES

Chuck Holmes ’61 is the author of “The Sing,” a novel released by Deeds Publishing of Athens, Georgia. The book, set in the 1950s in a segregated small town, tells the story of a woman’s efforts to get her church’s black choir entered into a local singing competition.