New Graduates

A Letter to New Graduates from Robin Parton Pate.
President, WCU Alumni Association, Class of 1997

Dear Graduate,

On behalf of the Western Carolina University Alumni Association, I congratulate you on your graduation!  The Alumni Association also welcomes you as an official alumnus of this great university.  You are a part of the WCU family and we are so proud of you and your accomplishments.

As you graduate and go forward in your chosen career field, I hope you always remember this is your home and we welcome you back at any time.  I hope you will keep us informed of your accomplishments and special events in your life.  Always feel welcome to return to campus at any time to help us celebrate the events you have helped create and been a part of through your time here.  Please join us for sporting events, homecoming, class reunions, concerts and fine art performances.

Today's technology makes it easy to be informed and connected in many ways.  Please join our online community here: First-Time Login.  This is a great way for you and your friends to keep in touch.  Join the WCU Alumni Association group on Facebook, any of the many Western Alumni Clubs within the state and region, WCU Greek alumni organizations, and WCU special interest alumni groups.  You will be surprised how many proud Catamounts you will find in your area and in many states across the country.

Again, CONGRATULATIONS!! and THANK YOU! for helping to make WCU the outstanding university that it is today. The Alumni Association wishes you the best in your future endeavors and please stay in touch and come back soon!


Robin Parton Pate
President, WCU Alumni Association
Class of 1997