Winford Gordon, assistant professor and director of undergraduate studies in psychology, is the recipient of the 2014-2015 Faculty Award for Excellence in Student Service. This is one of a small number of awards given by the Division of Student Success at WCU.
College of Education and Allied Professions Spring 2015 Newsletter has been published. Articles describe many events and initiatives involving students, staff and faculty in the College thanks to Mrs. Lydia Cook, Editor.
On Friday, May 8, the faculty and staff of the college held an end of year picnic and low-country boil at the picnic grounds on campus. The college also celebrated Dale Brotherton who is stepping down as department head of the Department of Human Services and is going on phased retirement.
Twelve school partnership projects, ten of which were awarded SUTEP Partnership grants, gave presentations on their work at a session in Killian 102 on May 1st. Students, faculty, and public school partners shared projects in scope from local to international. Community members such as Jackson County Schools superintendent Dr. Michael Murray, area teachers, and personnel from NCCAT were able to attend.
Students from the Teacher Cadet class at Murphy High School came to WCU on April 28 to tour campus and learn about teacher education programs in the college. The group was met by WHEE Teach students, Jenny Stewart (Suite 201 advisor), and Veretta Pegram-Floyd (Residential Living).
The Catamount Community Dance, held on April 23 in Reid Gym, had 45 guests and raised over $300 for the Phipps-Tholkes-Singleton scholarship for Park and Recreation Management students. Students in PRM 461, faculty members Heidi Turlington, Maurice Phipps, and Ben Tholkes, and alumnus Aaron Caldwell all helped plan and carry out the event.