Peach State alumni and friends gather to celebrate and plan next steps

Georgia Power

More than 40 university alumni and friends gathered in November at the home of Bob Thomas ’70 and Pam Thomas in Alpharetta, Ga., to celebrate the successful conclusion of the Campaign for Western Carolina. The primary presenters at the event were Kyle Carter, WCU provost, who gave attendees an update about recent developments at the university, and Phillip D. Walker ’71, a senior vice president with BB&T and chair of The Campaign for Western Carolina, who talked about the fundraising effort’s theme of “Creating Extraordinary Opportunities.” Also participating was Pat Blanton Kaemmerling ’71, member of the Western Carolina University Foundation board of directors, who is chairing an Atlanta-area regional fundraising committee. Currently composed of seven members, the committee will expand its membership in the coming months, and is planning an organizational meeting in late February.