The College Student Personnel (M.Ed.) program has released their Fall 2014 newsletter. The newsletter profiles the two new faculty members, Drs. Adriel Hilton and April Perry, and shares information on current students and alumni.
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HPE and PRM majors participated in a Project Wild workshop on 12/6. This workshop was led by Tanya Poole of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission and features a variety of activities that incorporate environmental education across disciplines. Their creative works of art from the activity “Adaptation Artistry” are now on display in Reid 122.
UP graduate Kenneth Kelty traveled to Washington, DC to participate in Capitol Hill day with TASH (an organization that advocates for individuals with disabilities). Kenneth and his mother Jackie met with Representative George Holding (NC-13) to personally advocate for the ABLE Act which allows people with disabilities to set up tax free savings accounts for life expenses. Rep. Holding mentioned Kelty and the UP Program at WCU in his floor speech in support of the act, which passed the House.
Adrienne Anderson, assistant professor of special education, won the Student Research Award in the Single-Subject Design Method category for the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Division for Research. Her paper is titled “Effects of a Peer-delivered Computer-assisted Culturally Relevant Academic Vocabulary Intervention for Latino English Learners with Disabilities.” The award will be given at the CEC conference in San Diego on April 8-11, 2015. The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.
Monica Gatti, a graduate student in the Elementary Education M.A.Ed Program, has won the Morrill Family Fund for Research in Education Scholarship. She is using the funding to purchase technology to use with local elementary students to create digital stories. Monica’s research focuses on how to engage reluctant writers.