Kent Briggs ’79 MAEd ’82, the Cherokee High School head football coach who led his team to a state title this past season, now has another title – honorary member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
The Naylor family of Mocksville has a tradition of WCU attendance that spans 40 years. Two generations – seven family members – have lived in residence halls, sung in choirs, held student jobs and internships, gotten involved in clubs and organizations and watched more Naylors follow in their footsteps.
Home alone, while her parents worked, an 8-year-old Alecia Page ’13 tried to open her only source of food for that evening, but to no avail. She didn’t know how to use the can opener. She went to bed, the can of corn intact, her stomach empty and her eyes full of tears. She prayed for a different life. It took a while, but she got it.