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From engaging with Asheville community organizations and citizens through service to showcasing their craft at the semi-annual Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF) to utilizing alumni relationships at local farms and businesses for internships and jobs, students blur the line between Asheville and Warren Wilson daily.
You Don’t Have to Choose
The city. Or the mountains. When you go to Warren Wilson, you don’t have to choose. Asheville has all the arts, culture, and professional opportunities you seek from a city. And when you get back to campus, you’ll be surrounded by one of the most beautiful campus’ in the country. It’s the best of both worlds, so you don’t have to choose.
Our Alumni Connection
The successes of Asheville and Warren Wilson have been, and will continue to be, the same. Our mutual influence is vast and due in part to the loyalty of WWC alumni to Asheville. When you’re in town, we encourage you to seek out and visit our alumni at their places of business. Here are just a handful of the many connections between WWC and local business:
- Astral (Philip Curry ’95)
- Liberty Bicycles (Claudia ’69 and Mike Nix ’70)
- Southern Raft Supply (Justyn Thompson ’97)
- Clayspace Co-Op (Joshua Copus ’02)
- Second Gear (Eric Smythers ’02)
- Hickory Nut Gap Farm (Amy ’00 and Jamie Ager ’00)
- Bull and Beggar (Matthew Dawes ’98)
- Roots and Fruits Market (Kyle Nuccilli ’14)
- Table and Tod’s Tasties (Jacob ’98 and Alicia Sessoms ’00)
- Organic Mechanic (Charlie Wilson ’04)
Asheville has a regional airport (AVL) with direct flights to Baltimore, Florida, Newark, Charlotte, Chicago, and New York. The Asheville airport is about 20 minutes from campus. Many families also fly into Charlotte Douglas Airport (CLT) or Greenville Spartanburg (GSP), which are 2 hours and 90 minutes away, respectively.