Latest Alumni Spotlight

SERVING THE UNDERSERVED

When Todd Vasos ’83 returned to Cullowhee to receive the Professional Achievement Award from Western Carolina University’s Alumni Association during Homecoming 2017, the Dollar General chief executive officer didn’t quite recognize the campus he was so fond of during his undergraduate years.

ON BROADWAY

When the call came from his agent, Tyler McKenzie ’13 danced and celebrated for a few hours, then picked up the phone again. “I had to call back to see if it was real,” McKenzie said. 

FROM FERTILE GROUND

Dr. Irene Hamrick ’91 had dreams of becoming a physician even as a 9-year-old growing up in Germany, but she had to battle some long odds on the road to earning her medical degree in the U.S. and becoming a nationally recognized expert in geriatrics.