Western Carolina University


Western Carolina University was founded to educate the people of the western North Carolina mountains. It was originally founded to train teachers. “The Pride of the Mountains” marching band is the largest band in the Carolinas and Tennessee.

The buildings depicted in the Catamounts artwork are University Center, Alumni Tower, Administration Building, and the Fine and Performing Arts Center. The University Center is in the campus’s center with the Alumni Tower directly in front of it. The Tower was built in 1989 on the 100th birthday of WCU. The Administration Building is home of the office of the Chancellor and contains the Mountain Heritage Center.

WCU students take great pride in their school while building lasting memories. That makes this a unique gift for recent graduates, past alumni, and fans of all ages. Relive the memories!

Your school’s artwork was created by hand using pen, ink, and watercolor. The paper is hand cut and layered to give the work a creative three-dimensional appeal. The image is 3.5” x 12.5” and is framed with a purple/gold mat in a 9” x 18” quality, black metal frame.


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