WCU chancellor, wife pledge $1.23 million in gifts for student scholarships

from WCU Office of Communications and Public Relations Western Carolina University Chancellor David O. Belcher and wife Susan Brummell Belcher have pledged $1.23 million in gifts for the university’s ongoing efforts to provide increasing scholarship support to help deserving students in their pursuit of higher education. The honor of announcing the pledge, which takes the form […]

Candlelight vigil honoring the life of Jacob Ray

Western Carolina University students and community members commemorated the life of Jacob Ray, who died after being shot in the university area around midnight on Friday, Oct. 6. Ray died on Monday, Oct. 9 as a result of a gunshot wound to the back of the head. The crime that was reported near Tuck’s Tavern left […]

Gun violence hits home in Cullowhee

News update (Oct. 10, 1 p.m.) The death of Jacob Ray was confirmed by law enforcement officials at 10 a.m. the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 10. He passed away the night of Monday Oct. 9. Ray was a junior in the College of Business studying computer information systems. Staff members from the Division of Student […]

Dear WCU: students share stories only they can tell

A picture is worth a thousand words. WCU students Leena Boakye, Chloe Joyce and Jahniece Graham proved just that by using Dear World’s distinct message-on-skin portraits to share the stories only they could tell during the Dear WCU two-day event. Just like every other participant, Boakye, Joyce and Graham followed Dear World’s process to uncover deeper […]

WCU will get a new residence hall & parking deck

by WCU Office of Communication and Public Relations  The demands of a rapidly increasing student enrollment prompted the WCU Board of Trustees with two major projects – new lower campus residence hall and the university’s first parking deck. The location of the new building is yet to be determined but the price tag is projected […]

WCU rededicates Brown Hall as newest campus dining facility

by WCU Office of Communication and Public Relations With a steady stream of hungry students filing by in search of dinner, members of one of Western Carolina University’s founding families gathered Thursday, Sept. 14, to take part in the official rededication of a renovated campus building originally named for one of their kinfolk. Relatives of […]