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Under the leadership of Chancellor David O. Belcher, Western Carolina University has seen phenomenal success. He has propelled this institution toward greatness, but, more importantly, he has done the same for the students we serve. Now, we must continue the progress he put in motion. We must be champions for our students, believe in their possibilities, inspire their determination, knock down obstacles in their way and lead them toward a better future. Join us in a campaign inspired by our greatest champion. Lead the Way.

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Lena Mayberry Engstrom and Joan Davis Humphries

Former Asheville mayor makes gift to help grad students

The Lead the Way campaign crossed a major milestone when a gift commitment from former Asheville Mayor Charles Worley and his wife, Nancy Worley, pushed the amount raised across the $55 million mark and closer to its ultimate goal of $60 million by spring 2019.

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Scholarship Student

Giving Tuesday efforts to focus on band's trip to Macy's, student-athletes


'Tis better to give than to receive, as the old adage goes, and this year's Giving Tuesday – Nov. 27 – makes it easy for friends and alumni of Western Carolina University to do just that, especially those thinking about their end-of-year giving.

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WCU Foundation Board

Foundation Board honors Belchers with endowed scholarship


When the members of Western Carolina University's Foundation Board of Directors decided to endow a scholarship, they didn't have to look far for inspiration. "Someone suggested we do this in honor of David and Susan Belcher because Dr. Belcher had been so keen on promoting endowments since he came to Western Carolina," said board member Bob Thomas, who made the first contribution to get the money flowing.

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