Western alum Army Lt. Col. John T. “Tim” Ryan ('85) is gaining national media attention not only for his unit's success in finding hidden weapons in Iraq, but also for his outspoken criticism of reporters' coverage of the war.
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.
Debbie Green, manager of medical and scientific affairs for the U.S. molecular diagnostics division of Roche Diagnostics Corporation in Indianapolis, recently led a group of Western Carolina University clinical laboratory sciences students in exercises designed to expose them to real-world genetic analysis.
Recent Western Carolina University graduate Christopher Bochicchio of Weaverville is getting ready to say “aloha,” as in farewell, to the mountains of Western North Carolina and “aloha,” as in hello, to the tropical beaches of the Pacific Ocean.
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.
It was 1952, and the United States was embroiled in the Korean War when a young veteran from an earlier conflict, World War II, stepped forward at the August commencement ceremonies at Western Carolina Teachers College to accept the first graduate degree handed out in the institution’s history.
Western Carolina University paid tribute Saturday, Oct. 21, to an entrepreneur who devotes considerable time to work with at-risk inner-city adolescents, an emergency shock-trauma helicopter flight squad member, and a husband-and-wife team of activists working on behalf of WCU in North Carolina's Piedmont.