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#WCUPresidential Shadow: Jared Brown, Director of New Student Programs

#WCUPresidential Shadow: Jared Brown, Director of New Student Programs

President - August 23, 2018

Jared Brown has 3,975 students to get ready for college. While he may not be the one buying these students double XL bed sheets or taking them to the doctor for meningitis shots, the work he's doing to help students prepare is critically important.

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#WCUPresidentialShadow: Diane Lokey, WCU's Softball Coach

#WCUPresidentialShadow: Diane Lokey, WCU's Softball Coach

President - April 01, 2018

At first glance, WCU softball coach Diane Lokey appears to be all business, all the time. Striding onto the softball field the Monday after spring break, she gives a quick greeting to a player then starts reviewing the Academic Book. On a weekly basis, every team member must update "The Book" with current grades and upcoming exam dates and project deadlines.

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#WCUPresidentialShadow: A Day in the Life of Jerry Daudert, Project Work Force Foreman

#WCUPresidentialShadow: A Day in the Life of Jerry Daudert, Project Work Force Foreman

President - February 01, 2018

During his 20-plus years as an active member of the Carpenters' Union, Jerry Daudert never knew what each week would bring. He might head out on a general construction job on Monday and Tuesday, then do interior trim projects the rest of the week. He worked on day-long tasks and also tackled year-long assignments, such as framing out office space in Philadelphia's Comcast Center.

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#WCUPresidentialShadow: A Day in the Life of Carlos Esteva, WCU Custodian

#WCUPresidentialShadow: A Day in the Life of Carlos Esteva, WCU Custodian

President - December 01, 2017

Last year, when a student was discouraged and ready to drop out of WCU, a University employee convinced him to work on making new friends and feeling connected. Months later, when the student and his mom came to thank the employee, the young man started the conversation by saying, "Mom, this is the individual who literally saved my life."

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#WCUPresidentialShadow: A Day in the Life of WCU's Marching Band Director

#WCUPresidentialShadow: A Day in the Life of WCU's Marching Band Director

President - October 01, 2017

If Andrew Yozviak wasn't WCU's marching band director, he'd probably make a great air traffic controller. As I watched him in action at a recent rehearsal at Matlack Fields, I was reminded of an old movie about air traffic controllers called Pushing Tin. Much like an air traffic controller, Yozviak needs to stay cool under pressure and make split-second decisions in ever-changing conditions. But in Yozviak's case, it’s not DC-9s and 737s, but brass, woodwinds and percussion that he’s pushing to land their notes just right.

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