CULLOWHEE – Western Carolina University Chancellor David O. Belcher will meet with residents of the Cherokee community Thursday, Jan. 30, as part of a series of events designed to keep the university connected with alumni, friends and elected officials.
The visits, which include stops across North Carolina and the Southeast, are a follow-up to the 2011 “Get Acquainted Tour,” which took Belcher and his wife, Susan, to some 15 municipalities over four months during his first year as chancellor.
“When we visited communities across the region and state in 2011, one thing we heard over and over again was that the ‘Get Acquainted Tour’ should not be a one-time thing,” said Marty Ramsey, director of alumni affairs at WCU. “Friends and alumni asked us to return to their communities and update them about what is going on at the university, and that is what we are doing.”
The Jan. 30 visit will include a reception for alumni and friends from Cherokee and surrounding areas. The event will be held from 6 until 7:30 p.m. in the Maple Room of Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, which is sponsoring the reception.
For more information or to RSVP, contact Cindi Magill in the Office of Alumni Affairs toll-free at 877-440-9990 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. RSVP deadline is Thursday, Jan. 23.