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2014-04-24: WCU 125th Anniversary Celebration

April 24th, 2014 by Scott Baker

Kellie Monteith, WCU Vice Chancellor for Studen Affairs 042414 (2)

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Kellie Monteith (left in top photo), Western Carolina University Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, was the featured speaker at a recent lunchtime meeting of the Sylva Rotary Club.  Monteith described the various and creative ways WCU is celebrating the 125th anniversary of its founding in 1889.  Upcoming events include a “Where’s Paws” kickoff in downtown Sylva on Saturday, April, 26, as well as an official “Birthday Bash” to be held at WCU on August 26th.  More information about WCU’s 125th anniversary celebration events, inspirational stories and an historical timeline can be found at .  Pictured with Monteith is Sylva Rotary Club President, Kenny Nicholson.

Club members bid a fond farewell to longtime member and former president, Fran Webster.  Many happy dollars were given in Fran’s honor with members sharing memories of Fran’s famous slide shows and jokes.  Fran plans to move to Colorado to be near family.  Pictured with Fran (seated, bottom photo) are Raye Parker and Ruth Crawford.


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