Who knew an upgraded weight room with a new “cool factor” could be such a game-changer for a group of college athletes? David and Marie Brinkley did, and that’s why they donated more than $400,000 to make WCU’s weight room in the Jordan-Phillips Fieldhouse a custom-built, state-of-the-art facility.
Growing up in the Dix Gap community of 1920s Cullowhee, Katherine Brown Wells had a front-porch view of WCU as it evolved from start-up high school to junior college to full-fledged four-year institution.
Through cash gifts, pledges and an estate gift totaling $50,000, Acting Provost Carol Burton has established a scholarship fund designed to help international students, especially those from Jamaica, earn graduate degrees at WCU.
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.