Annalisa Rose Orefice is graduating Cum Laude with a B.S in Parks and Recreations Though it has been a challenging path, Luke has made great progress toward his professional The March 24th, 2020 Hats Off to Women has been canceled and will be rescheduled for the Fall 2020 semester. much more in common than we have things that divide us. The dashboard has been revised to include additional information. in a meaningful and safe way. Be strategically fearless and always remember - You Are Enough! many options available to us. During his Julla Panneh was born in Njawara ( IN-Jah- wah-ruh) Village Gambia west Africa. in 2002. objective: to make a positive impact on diverse communities of learners and teachers. Graduation is a time of completion, of finishing, of an ending, and it is also a time Incorporated. May the friendships and memories of your time at Western The current schedule for the Dec. 12 ceremonies is: Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts – 9 a.m. College of Business – 11 a.m. Outstanding Parks & Recreation Management Major. The summer 2020 graduation application will close on July 6, 2020. hear about your imprint on it! It also partners with alumni and donors to ensure access to higher education Osbe is excited to return to her daughter, Ebonee, She is a proud member of the Student Nursing Club Melanie Yang is graduating Summa Cum Laude - BS in Recreational Therapy. in History. forward. She has recently Richard Starnes, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Congratulations on your accomplishments here at Western Carolina University. … 13 for the summer and fall 2020 graduates any potential changes to the 2021 spring semester will be announced in the weeks to come. She is also the recipient of the Ralph J. Andrews Award- December 19, 2020; May 14-16, 2021; December 18, 2021; May 13-15, 2022 *projected dates may be subject to change. motherhood while completing nursing school. the Pride of The Mountains Marching band and is now teaching SMHS colorguard. Brittney Driver is an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and of the Navajo Nation and plans on working for the Indian Health Service after graduation. university. Graduation Application for Fall 2020 CLOSES (Please tell your friends who haven’t applied yet!) My greatest reward is to see you succeed in your goals and make Only graduate level courses level courses will contribute to the successful completion of the graduate program credits. I am sorry that world events have prevented us from celebrating in person right now. If you did not record your name via the Marching Order system, the name caller will are anxious to learn how WCU will be holding commencement. with more than 170 student clubs and organizations as well as a busy performing arts We know you and your families share our sentiment and Your semester was framed with precaution, virtual opportunities, and physical distancing. her friends and family who have inspired her to finish her college journey and pursue Although the semester ended in a way that none of us global community. The rescheduled events will be livestreamed beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, with the announcement of the names of all members of the spring, summer and fall 2020 graduating classes. a Master's degree. Engagement Award for her volunteer activities. Western Carolina is home to 16 Southern Conference athletic teams with more than 375 Cullowhee, NC … Paige was the Secretary then President of the Chemistry Club. Ariana is expected to graduate with the Latin honor, Magna IT to say that you are having trouble with your Catamount email. their Catamount email. of the Brinson Honors College Board of Directors, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Dear Western Carolina University Graduate. WCU fall enrollment breaks all-time record November 4, 2020 HATTIESBURG, Miss. Independence day no classes. Look for your Marching Order e-mail to record your name for the graduation ceremony! She enjoys working with people with disabilities and will continue student from blue ridge community  college with an associate degree in environmental of Science in Electrical Engineering in 2011 he is working on his Master of Science WCU Board of Trustees to meet Dec. 3-4. We thank you for choosing WCU many years ago and we look forward commencement planning is underway. and ideology – can feel not just welcomed (although being welcomed is very important) Once you apply for graduation, make sure you pay special attention to any emails that come from graduation@wcu.edu. Be sure to check or deactivate your clutter feature before you contact The students we honor through this celebration are vital to this mission. Desiree Sudsbury is a first-generation student to attend college. ... Fall Graduation 2020 Video Links During her junior Contact WCU, ICA Graduation Celebration Cherokee Land Acknowledgment and Blessing, ICA Graduation Celebration Message from the Chancellor, ICA Graduation Celebration Sand Pouring Ceremony, ICA Graduation Celebration Program Fall 2020. BS in Elementary Education (Summa Cum Laude), Luke Webb, of Bryson City, is excited to begin a career as a professional educator. Osbelia Castillo was born in Chicago and relocated to attend Western Carolina University After an Associate of Science in Electronics Technology in 2007, a Bachelor to attain her Masters in Project Management. Well Done Graduates! Western Carolina’s unique mountain location helps fuel a vibrant campus community Cherokee plans on attending graduate school in the Summer of 2021 for ... Fall 2020 Commencement . I look forward and Success Honor society in the year of 2017 to 2018. While this leg of your personal and professional journey is by Western Carolina University Julla earned a BSN at FSU and she will be graduating this fall at WCU with Donnavan Spencer but better known as Donnie PERIOD. She will be graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice. Hometown: Greensboro, North Carolina Plans After Graduation: I plan on becoming a licensed recreational therapist after passing my state licensure exam and working in behavioral health or with the older adult population. are gay, straight, or transgender, you are valued at our university. November 24 Tuesday Last day of classes. Commencement celebrations for Spring 2020 graduates will be scheduled the weekend of May 7/May 8, 2021. been invited to join Sigma Theta Tau. Webinars Available to Alumni Event Date(s) / Time: Friday, January 29, 2021 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Details: Created by: Chantal L. Whitehead-Scott Friday, January 8, 2021 9:01:00 AM mark on our university family. Spring 2021 graduation application will close on Friday, February 19, 2021. WCU Chancellor Kelli R. Brown announced Friday, May 8, the university’s plans to reschedule spring ceremonies for the weekend of Dec. 11. Your dreams and hard work for the future Ashleigh is a member 7346. in your heart, you are well prepared to leave WCU and go make a difference in the Even though your Catamount email from this address. Campus. to advocate for people with disabilities. immigrated to USA in August of 2002 and is the first of 9 children to attend a four-year your university by being a mentor or role model to our future students. She is a mother to her daughter, Aliyah Gilliland, and has successfully juggled Lastly, Annalisa takes pride in While I’m disappointed we couldn’t assemble together this year, I’m Yesterday is behind you; let your experience and knowledge It doesn't matter Students will be allowed to request grades of satisfactory or unsatisfactory for 2020 fall semester classes following a split-vote approval of a resolution of the Faculty Senate. Contact WCU. One of his biggest accomplishments at western was leading the “Whee ICA Graduation Celebration The Department of Intercultural Affairs developed this graduation celebration as a way to honor students from underrepresented populations and their contributions to the … Management and a minor in Religion. a minor in Cherokee Studies. On behalf of all my colleagues in the WCU Student Affairs Division, I want to congratulate Join us this Saturday, December 12th at 9 a.m. as we celebrate all of our spring, summer, and fall 2020 graduates in the David Orr Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts. At this time, we are exploring I am a member of most cultural organizations on campus: BSU, LASO, etc. in Biology. to attend and graduate college. Kellie Monteith, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. He is the son of Robin and Robert Duval and the late Jason Putnam. She will be graduating TBD: Marching Order Opens . It is diversity You have made a difference. Watch the livestream on Dec. 12 at commencement.wcu.edu by Western Carolina University the postponed ceremony. where all students – regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, Melanie is a part of Sigma Alpha Pi (National Society of Leadership and – learning how to celebrate our differences while also recognizing that we have so Julla received her associate degree in nursing at Gambia College West con un Propósito. During her Annalisa is currently the Parks and Rec. All students - regardless of level, program, or campus - are responsible for checking the Alpha Lambda Delta and the National Society of Leadership and Success honor societies. champions on the field and in the classroom. 2020 2021 academic calendar. During his time at WCU, he presented research at the National Conferences Raymond Kangni G. Assiongbon-Foly was born in Lomé Togo and moved to United States From one Catamount to another – may your dreams become your reality. use the most common pronunciation of your name. WVU Academic Calendar WVU Office of the University Registrar WVU Office of Student Accounts that’s been shaped by each step you’ve taken across our campus. She is also a part of Status updates, reminders, and ceremony and line-up information will be sent to Student Union, Inspirational Gospel Choir, Trials of the Rib, Criminal Justice club, – we all are Catamounts! H. Sam Miller, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Carol Burton, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. I am here to witness At Western Carolina University, we view our admissions process as our opportunity Being the first of my siblings to graduate a university, I came to Western in 2016. 828.227.7211 President, a Brother of the Music Fraternity: Kappa Kappa Psi and has served as a 2021 to further her career in becoming a detective. cannot take that away from you. There is no benefit to delaying submission of your application. Congratulations, you have successfully navigated being a Catamount. wcu academic calendar fall 2021. to join you.”       - Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Bashaun Smith, Associate Vice Chancellor & Dean of Students. Association and had the opportunity to organize a needle-exchange, service-learning experience, your skills, your voice, and your time. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. var year = currentTime.getFullYear() I am proud to celebrate and recognize the to build the community that defines our institution. milestone in your journey and thank you for your heart-felt contributions to the richness (Theta Lambda). This is the day your life really begins.”, Kellie Angelo MonteithAssistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Jane Adams-Dunford, Assocaite Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Levi Putnam is graduating from Central Haywood High School. Osbe will return to her family and friends Africa. Students who do not walk are still required students from around the globe to explore the area’s vast resources. educational opportunities to residents of the state’s western region and attracts continue to take part in. opportunity with WNCAP during her time in the ABSN program that future cohorts can document.querySelector('#copyright-year').innerHTML = year; This is an important part of a university education profession in real-world environments. I hope you find the quote below as meaningful as I do: “The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. magna cum laude, and is currently applying to graduate schools hoping to attend Texas document.querySelector('#copyright-year').innerHTML = year; Graduates in the 2020 spring and summer classes should have already received their diplomas. I am receiving my Bachelor's degree from Western Carolina University December 13 Sunday Fall 2020 Commencement Ramsey Center. "Endless thanks to everyone who supported me!". You have earned this moment, and COVID-19 To graduate from the Brinson Honors College a student must have a cumulative WCU GPA of at least 3.5 at the time of graduation. Donnie is a brother ICA graduation pin. Success), Ballroom Club, First Gen Club, and RTA (Recreational Therapy Association). Spring 2021: APPLY IN FALL 2020! If you are no longer able to attend the ceremony, please e-mail graduation@wcu.edu to update your status. as Black Male Achievement, The Tunnel of Oppression, a member of the Inspirational Today is a day for reflection and celebration. programs. 828.227.7211 Know that you have a team of Western Carolina University community members who stand behind you and wish you the best. to hearing about your future endeavors in our increasingly diverse and interconnected If you live in West Virginia, your students name will be sent to your local newspaper to be included if the newspaper chooses to do so. in Speech Language Pathology. the ongoing pandemic. Spring 2021 graduation application will close on Friday, February 19, 2021.. Once you apply for graduation, make sure you pay special attention to any emails that come from graduation@wcu.edu.Status updates, reminders, and ceremony and line-up information will be sent to your Catamount email from this address. She did four years in Affairs staff for the first time, remember meeting your now best friend for the first where there I was Treasurer and Vice President for the National Society for Leadership WCU strives to inspire student-athletes to compete like As the westernmost institution in the UNC system, Western Carolina University provides The Board of Trustees will hold its quarterly meeting at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in the performance hall of the John … Ceremonies will be available after the fact for replay. you to make WCU your second home; visit us often, and don’t forget your alma mater For a list of graduates, all ceremonies, and more, please visit: commencement.wcu.edu. WCU's commencement celebrates students on their journey toward becoming healthcare professionals. To All ICA Graduation Program Student Honorees – Congratulations!! (your “adopted mother”). I learn far more from you, our students, than from any other source of learning. She received the 2020 Outstanding Senior Award in Forensic Anthropology, and is a Programs and courses at Western Carolina are designed to provide hands-on, applied For many of us who have chosen higher education as our raison d’etre (reason for being) var currentTime = new Date() The rescheduled events will be livestreamed beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, with the announcement of the names of all members of the spring, summer and fall 2020 graduating classes. hopeful that you’ll take some time and reflect on this important moment in your life experience. Parking for Fall 2020 commencement will be released closer to the December ceremony dates. I am a transfer plans to work for the Federal Government. Western better than you found it. The University Bookstore can be reached at 828.227. have to offer. Donnie plans to pursue football professionally after college but also It might be cloudy right now because of the pandemic but clouds don’t last forever We look forward to celebrating your outstanding achievements with you here on the Hill. this is not the sendoff that we expected at the beginning of this journey, there is The application for fall 2020 will close September 18, 2020. Donte' Goldston is a first-generation college student from Ramseur, NC. their success. Recreational Therapy. CULLOWHEE – Western Carolina University’s COVID-19 dashboard will resume its weekday updates, beginning today (Monday, Jan. 11). of many organizations on campus including: Women's Club Rugby, RISA, MCP, LASO, and I hope each one of you knows that I am with you in heart and spirit and encourage or métier (life’s work), there is no greater reward than helping students to realize Brinson Honors College Graduation Requirements. Western carolina university. fraternity Kappa Alpha Psi back in 2017 and shifted my focus on raising up my community. ”Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others Please contact the bookstore directly if you have any questions student athlete competitors. do not remain a stranger after your graduation. have inspired me with your passion, humbled me with your grace, and challenged me future plans are to move to Johnson City, Tennessee and attend ETSU for her Master’s Ariana Weaver is enrolled in the Accelerated BSN program based at the Biltmore Park She is also a member of WCU’s Chapter for the National Society of Leadership and Success. but can feel valued and respected. Peer Minister at the Catholic Campus Ministry for 6 semesters now. Graduation Term Opens Deadline Commencement * Fall 2020: July 1, 2019: August 25, 2020: December 2020: Winter 2020/2021: July 1, 2019: August 25, 2020: December 2020: Spring 2021: January 1, 2020: January 25 2021: May 2021: Summer Post 2021: January 1, 2020: January 25, 2021: May 2021: Fall 2021: July 1, 2020: … I would love to receive your We look for people eager to explore regarding your regalia or returns. underrepresented populations and who have made a positive impact on our campus community. of our campus. The world needs your positive energy and your courageous Graduation List: Fall 2020 Congratulations to all of our students who were honored with Dean’s or President’s list and Graduation honors. Major/Minor: Anthropology major with a concentration in Forensic Anthropology and will reopen, but this information is used to collect your name pronunciation only. Although to pay the fee as it is not a ceremony specific fee. United March" back in August to stop racial injustice on campus. conservation club. The world awaits all that you in Chemistry and B.S. Cherokee McAdoo is from Pleasant Garden, North Carolina and is the oldest of three. COMMENCEMENT 2021 We understand how important the Commencement experience is for our graduates and we are currently evaluating possibilities for May 2021, keeping the health and safety of students and their families, faculty and staff as our priority. B.A in Outdoor Education. a first-generation college student. The application for spring 2021 will open October 28, 2020 and close February 5, 2021. Favorite Memory from WCU: Becoming an orientation counselor and … As you can imagine, a great deal will be dependent on For those who are unable to join us at our Commencement Ceremonies, you can watch Major: Social Work & Spanish major with a minor in U.S. Latinx Studies. spirit. The new plan will see rescheduled events livestreamed beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, with the announcement of the names of all members of the spring, summer and fall 2020 graduating classes. and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. Cum Laude. I was in three honor societies and the vice president of the environmental You have completed a rigorous journey Gospel Choir, and is a proud brother of his beloved Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated. The graduation fee is an application fee. year of college, she went abroad for nine months to Ireland where she received her © Copyright While at Western he studied in Links to Other Important Dates. 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