The former trustee enrolled at what was then called Western Carolina College 61 years ago, three years after the Supreme Court’s landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional.
The WCU African-American Alumni Society will host several events surrounding Homecoming, including its first general meeting Saturday, Nov. 6, in the Hospitality Room of Ramsey Regional Activity Center during a post-game reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The quest to find WCU’s next chancellor is back in high gear after the committee leading the search approved minor modifications to an existing leadership statement, tweaked language to advertise the position and formalized the timeline for the search process.
Western Carolina University has joined a regional collaborative that plans to use a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to boost an already thriving Western North Carolina outdoor recreation industry to an even higher level.
The committee leading the search for WCU's next chancellor approved a timeline that is designed to have a slate of three finalists on the desk of UNC System President Margaret Spellings and a new chancellor named by the end of the current academic year.
As Chad Breedlove flew over Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, following the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, he got a bird’s-eye view of the destruction that was left behind. And as a freelance cameraman for CNN, the Western Carolina University alumnus was able to share the devastation with thousands of viewers.