There is a rhythm to the madness that once defined Kevin Rumley’s life. (Figures. The dude’s a drummer.) But now, there’s only rhythm. No madness. Just peace, love and joy – mostly. And purpose – definitely purpose.
Hidden among the pages of his childhood journal, Western Carolina University senior Briar Boggs found a sign, THE sign: a wistful note from his 10-year-old self, longing for a dream he did not think possible. The discovery made him cry.
She was first influenced as a child by television pictures of 15th-century temples in China’s Forbidden City and elaborate, ornate churches in Europe, beautifully designed structures, all of which left an indelible mark on a little Chinese girl growing up in Vietnam.
Erin West knows the value of a scholarship can go well beyond its dollar sign. A senior in the College of Business, West has received slightly more than $17,000 in WCU scholarships since her sophomore year.
Worth, money, knowledge. They are everything and nothing to David Rathbone, a 14-year employee of Western Carolina University’s Facilities Management Department, a perennial donor and one of WCU’s biggest advocates, thanks to the 2011 arrival of Chancellor David O. Belcher.
Western Carolina University will officially launch the public phase of its comprehensive “Lead the Way” fundraising campaign with a kickoff event Thursday, March 1, beginning at 5 p.m. at A.K. Hinds University Center.