College of Health and Human Sciences

236% of 25 Donor goal
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An Anonymous DonorDavid Hudson matched $500

An Anonymous DonorGayle Watkins & Andy Chmar matched $500

An Anonymous DonorDan Killian matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorLori Anderson & Andy Anderson matched $5,000
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One Day for Western 2023
1,074 Donors - $265,818 Donated

One Day for Western is an opportunity for you to show your support and commitment to the College of Health and Human Sciences. Your gifts will help provide critical funding to support a variety of initiatives within the College, including:

  • College of Health and Human Sciences Dean's Fund - specifically support for:
    • Native Health Summer Camp registration
    • Dean's Lectureship
    • Student clubs and student initiatives support
    • Interprofessional education
  • MAP Health Clinics
  • Communication Sciences Disorders (Speech and Hearing) Clinic

Please check the updates section below to read about these priorities and join us on One Day for Western to make a direct impact on our students and their experience at WCU. Our goal is for 25 donors to make a gift on March 29, but we can only get there with your help!


Catamounts, you never cease to amaze me. The way you showed up to make one day possible was inspirational, especially in our inaugural year of this all-in giving day! 

The initial numbers are in, and we are excited to share that 1,058 donors contributed over $260,000 on One Day for Western. And we're still counting. These gifts will enable amazing projects to materialize, life-changing trips to be taken, and critical programs to continue their good work throughout our community—and it’s all because of your generosity. We cannot wait to share these impact stories with you over the next several months so you can see your investment in action. 

Thank you to everyone who gave, shared, or elevated our message on One Day for Western. We are beyond grateful for your support.

Go Cats! 


Rebekah B. Cheney 

Director of Annual Giving

1 day ago by Rebekah Cheney
We just updated our goal!

Catamounts, you are SHOWING UP for One Day for Western! To ensure we maximize as many challenge gifts as possible, we're upping our donor goal to 1,000! Here's what we have left to complete before midnight:

Student Affairs

  • 5 donors left to hit “per donor” challenges
  • $9,325 in challenge dollars left to match


  • $12,175 in challenge dollars remaining


  • 250 donors left to close out all “per donor” challenges

Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts

  • 36 donors left to close the per donor challenge
  • $3,308 in challenge dollars left to match

Brinson Honors College

  • 46 donors to go

College of Arts and Sciences

  • 7 donors to go for Cherokee Programs Advancement Fund
  • 14 donors for Literary Festival fund
  • 31 donors for CAS Dean’s Fund
  • $2,579 in challenge dollars for FOREST

College of Business

  • Matches are completed, but more donors are needed to hit the 75 donor goal

College of Education and Allied Professions

  • $44 left to go in challenge dollars

College of Engineering and Technology

  • $250 left in challenge dollar

College of Health and Human Sciences

  • 11 donors left for MAP Health
  • $900 in challenge dollars for Speech and Hearing
  • $3,675 in challenge dollars for Dean’s Fund

Hunter Library

  • 223 donors to go to realize the $500 match

Other challenges:

  • Monica Henson ’84: 83 donors to go (out of 84-donor challenge)
  • Kae Livsey: 72 donors to go (out of 75 fac/staff donor challenge)

Thank you so much for all your advocacy and support; you help make one day possible for our students!

2 days ago by Rebekah Cheney
Prospect Cullowhee has doubled their donation for the day!

Prospect Cullowhee is donating $400 for each renewed or new lease signed on One Day for Western: March 29, 2023! 

As a reminder: donations will be made by Prospect Cullowhee to the tenant’s priority area of choice. Thank you again to Prospect Cullowhee for their partnership!

If you have questions on how you can take advantage of this offer, just visit the Prospect website or call 828-226-4865.

2 days ago by Rebekah Cheney
Get Excited: It's One Day for Western!

We love seeing our students excited about One Day for Western! Make your gift or share on social media to encourage others to join in on the fun!

2 days ago by Rebekah Cheney
Let's Make March 29th a Day to Remember!

Chancellor Kelli Brown is excited for One Day for Western and we hope you are too!

Thank you in advance for your generosity and advocacy, Catamount Nation - today and every day. Let's make our very first One Day for Western a day to remember. GO CATS!

3 days ago by Rebekah Cheney
MAP Health Clinics

The mission of Mountain Area Pro Bono Health Services (MAP Healthis to provide effective, pro bono physical therapy, social work, nutrition, and speech therapy services to the under-served and under-insured populations of our community, striving to improve the quality of life, health, and function of clients while also fostering student education. MAP Health offers two clinics to serve uninsured or under-insured individuals in western North Carolina, regardless of socio-economic or health status. 

On One Day for Western, will you support MAP Health to not only provide experiential learning opportunities for our Physical Therapy students, but to help the under-served and under-insured in our community who need care?

3 days ago by Rebekah Cheney
Speech and Hearing Clinic

The Speech and Hearing Clinic is the primary clinical training site for students in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department. Students in the training program receive supervision by American Speech Language and Hearing Association certified speech-language pathologists and audiologists. In order to accomplish this training mission, the clinic offers speech, language, and hearing evaluations and follow-up treatment for individuals of all ages (birth through geriatric) with known or suspected communication disorders. 

Will you provide support for the Speech and Clinic Hearing on One Day for Western?

3 days ago by Rebekah Cheney
Support the CHHS Dean's Fund!

Giving to the College of Health and Human Sciences Dean’s Fund means you support a variety of important initiatives across the College and within the community, including:

  • Dean’s Lectureship support provides opportunities to sponsor expert professionals who will be invited to speak at a college event. The Dean’s Discretionary Fund will also provide funding opportunities for an annual faculty fellow. A faculty fellow will be selected each year and will work collaboratively with the Dean to implement a project that enhances the strategic mission and vision of the College. 
  • The College of Health and Human Sciences embraces and engages in interprofessional education, where multiple disciplines work together to learn and improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve; interprofessional education is integral to preparing professionals and learning how best to work together in delivering quality health care.
  • Native Health Summer Camp support provides sponsorship to high school students who are interested in pursuing a college degree as a health professional. Each summer, the College works to provide an opportunity for MedCaT, which is a week-long residential summer camp for high school students in rural western North Carolina, to come to campus and the college and spend a week exploring the various health profession programs that we offer. 
  • Many CHHS student groups contribute to the College's mission and vision to enhance the health and well-being of the communities we serve. The Dean’s Discretionary Fund will provide opportunities for funding student initiatives that strive to improve the population health of the communities served.

Will you support the CHHS Dean's Fund on One Day for Western to have a broad impact on our College and the surrouding community?

3 days ago by Rebekah Cheney
Prospect Cullowhee is supporting One Day for Western!

In support of One Day for Western, Prospect Cullowhee is donating $200 for each renewed or new lease signed by March 29, 2023. The donations will be made by Prospect Cullowhee to the tenant’s priority area of choice. We are grateful for their partnership and cannot wait to see what students are excited to support on One Day for Western! 

If you have questions on how you can take advantage of this offer, just visit the Prospect website or call 828-226-4865.

7 days ago by Rebekah Cheney


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