Samantha Cabe, a district court judge in Chatham and Orange counties and great-great-granddaughter of William C. Norton, one of the university’s original Noble Nine, was keynote speaker for the WCU Legacy Pinning Ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 22.
Western Carolina University is again ranked as a top university by U.S. News & World Report, moving up in two regional categories of its “Best Colleges of 2019” guidebook and included in two national categories.
For the first time, Western Carolina University has collected hard data on whether its recent graduates have landed employment or chosen to continue their education. It’s just the beginning of what the university’s Center for Career and Professional Development hopes to discover through future surveys.
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.
Graduating students who comprise what is expected to be Western Carolina University’s seventh straight record spring class will don caps and gowns for a trio of commencement ceremonies Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12.