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.
It was officially a fundraiser, complete with fancy dresses, smart suits, great food and a silent auction. But to many in attendance, the 2018 University Participant Program Benefit Gala was like a family reunion, with picture taking, memory sharing, handshakes and hugs.
Carrying signs protesting bigotry and promoting tolerance, a group of Western Carolina University students, faculty and staff gathered around the fountain area in the center of campus at noon Tuesday, March 27, to show support for the university’s students of color and other underrepresented communities on campus.
Students from the New Kituwah Academy language immersion school in Cherokee will be visiting the campus of Western Carolina University on Wednesday, April 4, to present their annual Youth Powwow for the university’s students, faculty and staff.