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Press release courtesy of Bil Studenc, Director of Office of Communications and Public Relations.

CULLOWHEE – The N.C. General Assembly has reappointed the first woman elected principal chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and a Highlands homebuilder to the Western Carolina University Board of Trustees.

Joyce Conseen Dugan and John R. Lupoli will serve their second consecutive four-year terms on the WCU board, effective July 1.

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Press release courtesy of Randall Holcombe, Director of News Services.

CULLOWHEE – Western Carolina University has announced its roster of new graduates and released its dean’s/chancellor’s list for spring semester 2017.

The university conferred degrees on 1,504 students who completed their studies during the spring semester. A total of 528 undergraduate students received academic honors, with 136 graduating summa cum laude (with highest honors), 175 graduating magna cum laude (with high honors), and 217 graduating cum laude (with honors).

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Press release courtesy of Pat Tukey, Executive Director of the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra.

(Hendersonville, North Carolina) While the calendar may still be saying summer, the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra (HSO) has its eyes – and ears – on its upcoming 2017-2018 season.

Season tickets are now on sale for the public to secure their seats for the HSO’s five-concert series. This season concert’s titles all reflect the mood of each concert: Celebration! on Sept. 9; Brilliance! on Oct. 21; Joy! on Dec. 9; Inspiration! on March 24; and Passion! on April 28.

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