Winter Selected for State-wide BRIDGES Program

Kim WinterKim Winter, associate dean of the college, was selected as one of 36 women state-wide to participate in the BRIDGES program out of UNC’s Friday Center. BRIDGES is an intensive professional development program for women in higher education who seek to gain or strengthen their academic leadership capabilities. It is designed to help women identify, understand, and move into leadership roles in the academy.

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Rocket to Creativity Inspires Local Kids

Rocket to CreativityThe 13th annual Rocket to Creativity, a camp for rising 2nd through rising 9th graders, was held in the Killian building from June 22-26. Students exercised their creativity on problems from fashion to Lego animation to building contraptions. The camp serves as the field experience component of the AIG add-on license program.

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Program Changes Name to Higher Education Student Affairs

MED HESAThe College Student Personnel (M.Ed.) program recently completed an external review in which one of many recommendations was to change the program name.  With the help of Drs. Perry and Hilton and the support of the college administration, the program is now termed the Higher Education Student Affairs (M.Ed.) program. This is in line with current academic programs in the field throughout the country.

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Nickles and Colton Present at Conference

CollabExLee Nickles and Misty Colton, instructional technology support in CEAP, presented at the CollabEx Live conference sponsored by TaskStream on June 23 in New York city. The title of their presentation was “Preparing Students for Video Assessment” and focused on strategies to help students working on Task 2 of their edTPA portfolio.

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Student wins WCU Graduate School Award

Paige BurtonPaige Burton, student in the MAED in Elementary Education program, has received the Distance Tuition Award from the WCU Graduate School. This competitive merit award recognizes Paige’s academic work and promise for continued excellence in her graduate education. She currently teaches 4th grade at Carolina Day School in Asheville. (Image Source: Carolina Day School)

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Wieber to Give Doctoral Defense

EdDWendy Wieber will present her doctoral defense on Tuesday, June 30 at 11 am in room 337 at Biltmore Park. Her topic is “A Descriptive Study of Parent Involvement in Early Intervention For Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and Have Additional Special Needs.” All are welcome to attend.

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