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WCU holds trio of commencements for expected record spring class

Recognition of graduating students with perfect GPAs, the presentation of an honorary doctorate to an aerospace engineer, and speeches from one of the University of North Carolina System’s top teachers and one of Western Carolina University’s stellar graduate students were among the highlights Friday and Saturday (May 11-12) as WCU held a trio of commencement exercises.

‘Liars Bench’ show to pay tribute to folksinger Hedy West

“The Liars Bench,” a program devoted to preserving, promoting and performing materials dealing with Appalachian heritage and culture, will present a new show at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, in the ground-floor auditorium of Western Carolina University’s H.F. Robinson Administration Building.