Whee Teach Serves Jackson County

wheeteachWhee Teach, a student organization for teacher education majors, put in over 600 hours of service this year. On May 5, 2018 they served at Bridges to Peace Family Fun Day. Whee Teach focused on educating families on the impact of bullying with a focus on encouraging anti-bullying.

Wells and Colleagues Publish Article

WellsDr. Gayle Maddox Wells, faculty member in the Health and Physical Education Program, along with English colleagues Emily Virtue and Dr. Drew Virtue published an article entitled, “Supporting Sophomore Success Through a New Learning Community Model” in the journal  Learning Communities Research and Practice (vol5/iss2/6).

Gordon Recognized with Chancellor’s Teaching Award

windyawardDr. Windy Gordon, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Psychology, was named the recipient of the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award at the annual Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards on Friday, April 27, 2018. This recognition is the most prestigious on-campus award and recognizes superior teaching and meritorious performance.

Blair Invited Speaker at Paulo Freire

EllieBlairDr. Ellie Blair, Associate Professor in the School of Teaching and Learning, was invited to speak at Paulo Freire: The Global Legacy, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Blair presented, “Jamaican Teachers and the Struggle to Redefine Teachers’ Work in the Shadow of Decolonization.”

Gulley Receives LEAD Award

leadawardDr. Yancey Gulley, Assistant Professor in the Higher Education Student Affairs Program, was presented with the LEAD award from the Department of Campus Activities at WCU. This award is given to a student, faculty/staff member, department, or member of the community who exemplifies the ideals of leadership and who make a difference.

Drs. Hinnant-Crawford and Gordon Finalist for Teaching Award

teachingawardDr. Brandi Hinnant-Crawford, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, and Dr. Windy Gordon, Assistant Professor of Psychology, were recognized as a finalists for the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award. The award encourages, recognizes, and rewards superior teaching and meritorious performance at WCU. The recipient will be announced at the annual Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards on April 27th.