Winter 2016
Volume 20, No. 1

The Magazine of Western Carolina University is produced by the Office of Communications and Public Relations for alumni, faculty, staff, friends and students of Western Carolina University. The views and opinions that appear in this publication are not necessarily those of the editorial staff or the official policies of the university.

Chancellor David O. Belcher
Chief of Staff Melissa Canady Wargo
Managing Editor Bill Studenc MPA ’10
Chief Photographer Mark Haskett ’87
Staff Designers Will Huddleston
John Balentine
Staff Writers Keith Brenton
Geoff Cantrell
Denise Gideon
Randall Holcombe
Daniel Hooker ’01
Christy Martin ’71 MA ’78
Marlon W. Morgan
Staff Photographer Ashley T. Evans
Video Editor Joseph Hader ’12
Marketing Director Robin Oliver
Production Manager Ashley Beavers
Circulation Manager Cindi Magill
Business Manager Linda Mallonee