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Two Of WCU's Oldest Alumni Celebrate Birthday Milestones


Last updated 11/18/2021 at 12:21am

Sally Campbell

Sally Campbell, class of 1937, and Lorene Browning Collins, class of 1942, celebrated big birthdays last week. Campbell turned 104, making her Western Carolina University's oldest alumna, while Browning Collins turned 100, according to a university press release.

It's been 84 years since Campbell got her undergraduate degree from Western Carolina Teachers College, but she can still remember it like it was yesterday.

"I had a great time when I was a day student at Western. It was so close to home. But it's changed so much now," she said during a brief interview inside of her Sylva home,...

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