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Alumna Elise Holbrook

Alum of the Month: Elise Holbrook

A May 2019 graduate, she has a B.S. in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations. My fondest memories are any classes I had with Dr. Betty Farmer! She was such an incredible influence on me in so many ways. I genuinely loved going to her class every day, and there was never a day I didn’t learn something new. I particularly loved her Gender Communication class.  

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University treatment plant wins Division of Water Resources award

Once again, the WCU facility has been recognized for surpassing federal and state drinking water standards.  


Workshop series on planned giving for nonprofits set in Asheville

Alex Comfort, a certified fundraising executive with more than 32 years of experience in planned giving, will serve as instructor.  


Vecinos Farmworker Health Program gains foundation grant

The Jackson County-based nonprofit assisted 800 patients in the region with primary health care and other health services last year.  


Eastern Band high school students participate in Judaculla Camp

WCU’s Cherokee Center and the tribal education Summer Youth Program partner to offer the camp, which exposes the youth to educational opportunities and involves them in a variety of activities.   


General Assembly appoints Apodaca to WCU board, reappoints Haskett

Tom Apodaca of Hendersonville was recommended by N.C. Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger, and Tim Haskett of Kings Mountain was recommended by N.C. Speaker of the House Tim Moore.  


Workshop to focus on customer service for hospitality industry

Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the eight commandments of customer care and the basis for exceptional customer service at the five-star level.  


'Mini-Mountain Heritage Day' to be held on campus June 28

Set for 3 to 5 p.m., the event will be held on the brickyard adjacent to Hunter Library and the Mountain Heritage Center.  

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WCU trustees meet regarding women's basketball contract

A national search will begin immediately for a new women's head basketball coach after the WCU Board of Trustees did not approve an employment contract for Heather Kearney Thursday, June 20.  

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