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WCU Catamount Adventures travel series bound for Montana

With the inaugural trip of a recently launched travel series sponsored by the Division of Advancement about to embark, plans are now underway for this year’s second excursion – a cross-continental journey to Montana.  

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WCU one of four NCInnovation UNC System regional hubs, fueling regional and statewide economic growth

While the state of North Carolina is a well-recognized leader in research and development, the output does not measure up to the state’s size. That's were NCInnovation steps in.  

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WCU ranks in top 8.5% on Forbes list of America’s Best Midsize Employers

WCU has once again garnered national attention for being one of the best places in the nation to work.  

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Chancellor Kelli Brown to serve on ALL IN Presidents’ Council to promote nonpartisan student voting

Chancellor Kelli R. Brown will once again serve on the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge Presidents’ Council.  

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Alumna is North Carolina’s Beginning Teacher of the Year

Abby Bentley worked as a research scientist after her undergraduate studies. In the field, she was concerned with environmental toxicology – she would test water near agriculture sites for certain pollutants.   

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Gilman Scholar sails to the south of France

Daniella Sanchez-Juarez, a senior entrepreneurship and finance major, wanted to learn French. The best way, she decided, was immersion. She needed to go to France.   

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Ex-football player makes $150K gift to WCU athletics facilities after tour reveals few upgrades in 40 years

When John S. Martin returns to WCU in the fall to watch a college football game, the former four-year starter on the Catamount offensive line notices that E.J. Whitmire Stadium looks much like it did during his playing days in the late 1980s.  

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Highlands Biological Station receives $150,000 gift to continue renovation of historic building

A nearly 100-year-old building at WCU’s Highlands Biological Station is receiving a new lease on life thanks in part to a recent contribution of $150,000 from a Highlands resident   

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Asha Sr., Charlotte

Asha, a senior from Charlotte, is yet another example of that. Yes, that’s Asha with no last name, courtesy of her dad who decided she would be the only family member (which consists of her parents and four other siblings) that would not have one.  

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