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WCU to bestow honorary doctorates, alumni award at spring commencement

Western Carolina University will present honorary doctorates to Asheville businessman and philanthropist Joe W. Kimmel and to mountaineer and long-time benefactor Robert M. Failing, and also give out a major alumni award as the university holds spring commencement exercises at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Ramsey Regional Activity Center.
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Legally blind student urges graduating class never to quit

Western Carolina University senior Jimmy Harwell, who temporarily abandoned his goal of earning a college degree after he began to lose his eyesight, urged his fellow graduating students to remember that there is always a way to succeed, as the university held fall commencement Saturday, Dec. 16.