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People support Western Carolina University for many reasons – because of the wonderful memories they hold from their time here on campus; because they believe an investment in WCU is an investment in the future; because they once received a scholarship that helped them achieve their dreams; because they wish to honor the memory of friends or loved ones. Whatever your reason, we invite you to learn about the many opportunities to get involved with WCU and grow with us.

If you are attended Western Carolina University for all or part of your college career, we consider you part of our Catamount family. We invite you to join us for alumni events and become a member of one of our WCU alumni clubs across the country. Find out more about alumni events, career resources, Western clubs and more.

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As a faculty or staff member, you are a part of the WCU family. Making a gift to WCU is just one more way you can join your colleagues in support of Western Carolina. You can choose to make your tax deductible payroll gift specifically to your college or unit, or to the Fund for WCU, which supports scholarships and other high-need areas.

Some of WCU's most loyal supporters are not alumni but rather community members who have been touched in some way by Western Carolina's mission of providing a high-quality, affordable, engaged education to people in the westernmost region of our state. Learn how you can make a difference in the lives of current and future Catamounts.

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From scholarships to expert faculty, every student benefits from gifts to WCU. Students play a big role in our fundraising efforts. Learn how you can be part of the next generation of proud Catamount supporters.

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