Ribbon-cutting Ceremony Celebrates the Catamount Legacy Walk
The Division of Student Affairs held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly construced Legacy Walk onsite by the Alumni Tower April 11, 2012. Sam Miller, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs was on hand to offer a few remarks regarding the Catamount Legacy Walk and to assist in the ribbon-cutting as was Chancellor Dr. David Belcher, Jane Adams-Dunford, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and TJ Eaves, 2011-2012 SGA President.
Eight percent of each Catamount Legacy Walk donation goes directly to the WCU Division of Student Affairs Student Emergency Fund, with the remaining amount used for maintenance of the walk and Alumni Tower. The student emergency fund offers limited financial assistance when students are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses because of temporary hardship resulting from an emergency. The first award from the Emergency Fund was granted in January 2012.
Each $125, tax-deductible donation to the Catamount Legacy Walk is honored with a 4-by-8-inch, brick paver to be engraved with a message from the donor and installed by the Catamount Legacy Walk annually.
The Catamount Legach Walk initiative was launched the fall of 2011 after a two year planning process, which involved tasks ranging from researching fundraising brick projects at other institutions to counting bricks in sections around the Alumni Tower, said Jane Adams-Dunford, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.