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November 26, 2018

Western Carolina University Senior Session | Sierra

Western Carolina University Senior Sierra twirling her hair smiling at the camera Photo

Western Carolina University

This session was a blast. I drove out to Western Carolina University, (WCU), which is a gorgeous campus, with Sierra, her mom, and her aunt. The trip started with subway cookies so I knew it was going to be good. We chatted about life as we drove out to Cullowhee. We had a grand time trapesing around the campus capturing many memories. I love that the photo session became a family affair with her mom and sister! Not only did they come in handy for wardrobe changes, but I feel like we did not stop laughing the whole time. So fun!

Western Carolina University has roots that date back to the 1800s starting as a one-room schoolhouse teaching students between 6 and 20. By the early 1900s, the institution revised its curriculum to offer a more appealing six-year program, starting in 9thgrade and into a junior college degree. In 1925 the school became a junior college, the Cullowhee State Normal School. By 1946 they received accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

By 1950, 610 students were enrolled and the result was the largest building program in Western Carolina’s history to date. A science building, library, dining hall, dormitories, education, psychology, and new student union buildings were added. In 1953 the college’s name changed to Western Carolina College and then to Western Carolina University in 1967. In 1972 the University of North Carolina System merged Western with 16 other state campuses. Today the college’s enrollment is over 6,800 students.

The Grad – Sierra

Sierra enjoys traveling, hiking, CrossFit, volleyball, shopping, and juicing. This sweet soul loves Jesus, family, friends, her boyfriend, and flamingos!! She loves taking care of her body with an interest in natural living and alternative healthcare. Soon to graduate in December she is currently in search of a job but hopes to further her education by either getting a masters degree to be a school psychologist or getting a doctorate degree to become a chiropractor, like her dad!

Enjoy some of my favorites from our time together!

Western Carolina University Senior Sierra leaning toward the camera laughing Photo Western Carolina University Senior Sierra on stairs and holding leaves Photos Western Carolina University Senior Sierra throwing leaves in the air Photo Western Carolina University Senior Sierra sitting on the stairs and leaning against a stone wall Photos Western Carolina University Senior Sierra leaning against stone wall smiling at the camera Photo Western Carolina University Senior smiling at the camera with arms by her head Photo Western Carolina University Senior Sierra looking over her shoulder and sitting on the ground laughing Photos Western Carolina University Senior Sitting on the ground smiling at camera Photo Western Carolina University Senior Sierra looking at camera sitting on ground and hands behind her head looking off PhotosWestern Carolina University Senior hands in her hair Photo Western Carolina University Senior tucking hair sitting on sidewalk and smiling at camera PhotosWestern Carolina University Senior Sierra smiling at the camera and walking down sidewalk under yellow tree Photos Western Carolina University Senior Black and White smiling at camera and sitting on wall looking off PhotosWestern Carolina University Senior smiling in front of clock tower Photo Western Carolina University Senior smiling in front of clock tower Photos Western Carolina University Senior Sierra hold the brim of her black hat smiling at camera Photo Western Carolina University Senior Sierra looking down over shoulder and smiling at camera Photos Western Carolina University Senior looking off in front of clock tower Photos Western Carolina University Senior smiling at camera in front of clock tower Photos Western Carolina University Senior Sierra close up smiling at camera Photo Western Carolina University Senior Sierra under orange tree Photos Western Carolina University Senior Sierra arms crossed looking at camera PhotoWestern Carolina University Senior Sierra leaning against wall and laughing PhotosWestern Carolina University Senior Sierra sitting on a brick wall PhotosWestern Carolina University Senior Sierra sitting on brick wall in front of red trees smiling at camera PhotoWestern Carolina University Senior Sierra sitting on wall smiling at camera and leaning against wall in front of clock tower PhotosWestern Carolina University Senior Sierra smiling over her shoulder sitting on brick wall PhotoWestern Carolina University Senior Sierra sitting on brick wall and looking over her shoulder PhotosWestern Carolina University Senior Sierra holding honors tassel and smiling in purple cap and gown Photos Western Carolina University Senior Sierra in purple cap and gown in front of clock tower Photos Western Carolina University Senior Sierra walking and smiling at camera and detail of purple gown Photo Western Carolina University Senior Sierra walking in front of the Killian education and psychology building Photo Western Carolina University Senior Sierra smiling and twirling her tassel in front of the Killian education and psychology building PhotoWestern Carolina University Senior in purple cap and gown smiling and blowing confetti photosWestern Carolina University Senior Sierra smiling in front of the Killian education and psychology building PhotosWestern Carolina University Senior Sierra with her mom and aunt on stairs photo