Cory Causby, a 16-year veteran of the human resources and payroll offices at WCU, has been appointed to the post of Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources. Causby is a graduate of the MS in Human Resources (2001) and the EdD in Educational Leadership (2010) programs. See the article in The Reporter for more information.
On February 10-11, Health and Physical Education students and faculty advocated in Washington D.C. for school health and physical education. Students Meredith Byers, Jessy Wilkins, Camden Young, Daniel Hartley and faculty members Dr. Tom Watterson and Dr. Gayle Wells met with Congressman Mark Meadows and other lawmakers to advocate for inclusion of health and physical education in the federal education law known as Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), up for reauthorization in Congress.
Faculty and staff in our college and associated programs are invited to attend one of two presentations giving an overview of our CAEP Continuing Accreditation Visit in September. The sessions will be Thurs. March 5 at 8:30 am and Fri. March 20 at 10 am, both in Killian 102.
Volunteers are needed to help with a Walking Wednesdays program being implemented at Cullowhee Valley School. The program encourages CVS students to be dropped off at the Jackson County Rec center and walk to CVS for more physical activity. Contact Debby Singleton (Reid 122J, email@example.com) for more information. Time volunteering can be counted as service learning hours.
Current students, alumni, and faculty of the Counseling program presented at the North Carolina Counseling Association annual conference held Feb. 11-13 in Greensboro, NC. Katie Goetz (MS ’05) and Dr. Russ Curtis presented a pre-conference workshop titled, “Positive Psychotherapy in Integrated Care.” Sara Hunter (student) and Dr. Curtis presented on “Growth Mindset: Priming Clients and Students for Success.” Dr. Lisen Roberts and Luke Gill (student) presented on “Ethical use of Social Media in Counseling.” Current students that also gave poster presentations included: Laura Lindsey, Sara Hunter, Mallory Lovice, Rob Davis, Kellie Hayes, Allyson Frick, Shawn Hudson, Lauren Myers, Angelica Echevarria, Natasha Cramer, Kim Granelle, and Heather Ridge.