Briana Callie McManus, a senior from Cary majoring in music education, and Jacob William French, a senior from Reidsville majoring in business administration and law, were announced as Western Carolina University’s Homecoming queen and king Saturday, Oct. 28.
About 24 percent of Western Carolina University employees holding permanent positions – that’s 363 members of the faculty and staff out of a total of just over 1,500 – have earned at least one degree at the university and thus have a built-in interest in upcoming Homecoming activities through their status as alumni.
Chicago’s renowned comedy troupe Second City is coming to Western Carolina University to present “Free Speech! (While Supplies Last),” an irreverent look at America’s electoral situation, at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.
The Western Carolina University community will come together under the theme “Purple Reigns” to celebrate Homecoming 2016 with major public events planned over a five-day period – Wednesday, Oct. 26, through Sunday, Oct. 30.
Three Western Carolina University alumni were recognized for their achievements and a former chair of the WCU Board of Trustees received one of the highest honors bestowed by the university, the Distinguished Service Award, during recent Homecoming activities on campus.