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Wife endows scholarship to honor late husband’s work ethic

Wife endows scholarship to honor late husband’s work ethic

Hazel Hawkins always admired her late husband’s work ethic, a man who spent years working fulltime while attending WCU to complete his degree. She honored him by easing the burden on other students, with an endowed scholarship in his name.

September 27, 2018


Grateful Student Pays Homage to Dedicated Teacher Through Career, Establishment of Scholarship

Grateful Student Pays Homage to Dedicated Teacher Through Career, Establishment of Scholarship

Lena Dula Mayberry Engstrom had a passion for teaching that changed the trajectory of Joan Davis Humphries’ life. To honor her former high school teacher and mentor, Humphries established an endowed scholarship in Engstrom’s name.

September 26, 2018


Saltz Anderson endowed scholarship honors family of educators

Saltz Anderson endowed scholarship honors family of educators

They traded Western North Carolina for central Washington, where he farmed and she taught school. When it came time to settle their affairs and with no children of their own, Harold and Henrietta Saltz Anderson looked homeward, to North Carolina.

September 05, 2018


Campus fixture Carol Burton creates scholarship to aid international graduate students

Campus fixture Carol Burton creates scholarship to aid international graduate students

Through cash gifts, pledges and an estate gift totaling $50,000, Acting Provost Carol Burton has established a scholarship fund designed to help international students, especially those from Jamaica, earn graduate degrees at WCU.

August 07, 2018


WCU Launches 'Lead the Way' Campaign

WCU Launches 'Lead the Way' Campaign

WCU launched the public phase of its comprehensive fundraising campaign March 1, by announcing a minimum goal of $60 million and celebrating a $5 million pledge.

March 02, 2018


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