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Two former Catamounts in AFC Championship, a third on the side

If you're a fan of professional football and the Catamounts, it may be hard to decide whether to root for the New England Patriots or the Pittsburgh Steelers during Sunday's (Jan. 23) AFC Championship game in Pittsburgh. The game, which will be carried by CBS beginning at 6:30 p.m., will include two former students at Western playing on opposite sides of the field. And a Western alum is on standby as an alternate official.
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Western’s alumni, service awards go to ex-trustee, A-B Tech president, lawyer

Western Carolina University paid tribute Saturday, Oct. 18, to a Winston-Salem banking executive who recently completed an eventful term as chairman of the university’s board of trustees, to the president of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, and to a young Wake County attorney who donates his services to an organization for the developmentally disabled.