Join the Heavy Duty Society: A Crew of Recurring Alumni Donors
For decades, the Heavy Duty Crew has been a cornerstone of Warren Wilson College’s Work Program. The crew works tirelessly behind the scenes keeping the College running, assuring that our facilities are maintained and ready for its community members to learn, serve, and celebrate. Therefore, it felt only fitting to recognize our loyal alumni WWC Fund donors by creating a giving society honoring such a hardworking and vital campus crew.
Asheville college reunion brings memories of Eleanor Roosevelt
Seven women, all in their 90s, gathered for a reunion Friday. They are among the last graduates of an institution that now only exists in their memories and through the legacy-preservation efforts of Warren Wilson College.
On July 20, 1942, Eleanor Roosevelt visited Asheville to get a closer look at a summer program being housed at Asheville College.Asheville College was the latest iteration of a school started by the Pease family in 1887 and funded by the Presbyterian Church until 1940. Thousands of students passed through its doors, obtaining two-year teaching certificates or going through a four-year program that also included a bachelor’s degree in education. To this day, the school is most often remembered as the Asheville Normal and Teachers College (ANTC).
Warren Wilson College alumnus now chairman of the board of trustees
Standing in a pool of water inside of the Hermann N. Morse Science Hall, 18-year-old William “Bill” Christy contemplated his first few months as a Warren Wilson College student. It was the second building he accidentally flooded as a new member of the student Plumbing Crew, but despite his predicament, he knew the College was the right place for him. A little more than 40 years later, he would retell the story as he accepted the chairmanship of the Warren Wilson College Board of Trustees.