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DEATHS

ALUMNI DEATHS Connie “C.A.” Allison ’77 April 21, 2017; Kings Mountain. Jonathan Britt Amos ’06 Oct. 16, 2016; Asheville. Floyd E. Bateman MAEd ’...

IN MEMORIUM

FOUNDER OF NUTRITION, DIETETICS PROGRAM PASSES Barbara Anne Cosper, founder of WCU’s Nutrition and Dietetics Program, died May 10 at the age of 72. Cosper ca...

DIVERSITY DIALOGUES

Perhaps it was inevitable that simmering racial tensions sparked by a spate of police shootings of black men across the U.S. and fueled by a contentious preside...

VOLUNTEER VENTURES

Sydney Blair ’16 captured mosquitoes in Great Smoky Mountains National Park as part of her field work for a Western Carolina University course in which environm...

GRIDIRON ODYSSEY

Odysseus, the central character in Homer’s eighth-century classic the “Odyssey,” survived 10 years of arduous travel to reach his destination. The circuitous jo...

ON LOVE AND LOSS

Dianne Barrett Gray ’84 of Naples, Florida, came to WCU in 1980 to study sport management, which was then a new program. “I’m a pioneer by nature, so it was gre...