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Asheville banking executive devotes gifts of time, talent, treasure to WCU

Bob Roberts recently launched a new endowed scholarship fund to provide financial assistance to future students from the 16 westernmost counties of North Carolina who want to study in WCU’s College of Business.  

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Internship offers on-the-job experience with community impact

A paid summer internship program pairs students with local nonprofits and community organizations in a partnership that helps each of them succeed and benefits the community at large.  

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Former WCU football players kick off endowed scholarship fund in memory of their coach, Dan Robinson

Several former Catamount football players from the late 1950s through the early 1970s recently kicked off an effort to establish a new endowed scholarship fund at Western Carolina University in memory of their late coach, McDaniel “Dan” Robinson, who died in February 2022 at the age of 95.  

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WCU partners with national estate-planning service for Make-A-Will Month

WCU has partnered with a nationally recognized estate-planning service to help members of the university community in creating or updating a document to ensure their final wishes are fulfilled.   

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Senior Leadership Fellows Program prepares for second cohort

The WCU Senior Leadership Fellows Program will wrap up its pilot year this fall and begin seeking nominations for a new cohort to begin in January 2023.   

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Board of Trustees to hold its quarterly meeting Sept. 2

WCU's Board of Trustees will hold its quarterly meeting Friday, Sept. 2, in the board room of H.F. Robinson Administration Building.  

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Hinton named president-elect of recreational therapy organization

Jennifer Hinton, professor and program director of the recreational therapy program, was recently named president-elect of the American Therapeutic Recreation Association.  

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Theatre grad setting the stage for learning in Buncombe County

Leslie Putnam and a team of teacher-artists working at Playground Stage are using theater education to help teach children, strengthen families and build community.   

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New scholarship fund to focus on diversity, inclusion in physical education

Ron Morrow, a 1978 WCU graduate, recently increased the Ronald G. Morrow Endowed Scholarship Fund to $550,000.  

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