Susan Buchanan, UP Program, has earned Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP) certification. This certification, recognized by the Association of People Supporting EmploymentFirst, helps her work with individuals with disabilities to find and maintain inclusive competitive employment opportunities.
Registration for the Old Cullowhee Canoe Slalom has opened. The course will be open Friday afternoon, September 9th for practice runs. The slalom events will be held Saturday, September 10th. Register for the canoe, kayak, and stand-up paddleboard classes through Base Camp Cullowhee.
The college congratulates our faculty that have received tenure and/or promotion since last academic year. For Human Services: Andrew Bobilya and Lori Caudle. For Psychology: Erin Myers. For the School of Teaching and Learning: Nancy Luke and Carrie Rogers. Also, congratulations to Lisa Bloom for appointment as the J.M. Robinson Distinguished Professor.
The Western Carolina University flag was lowered to half-staff today (Friday, July 29) in memory of Dr. Kirk Smith, assistant professor in the Human Resources program in the Department of Human Services, who passed away on July 21, 2016. Kirk had been a full time faculty member since January 2011 and had been an adjunct faculty member since 2004.
Kim Winter has been chosen for the Coulter Regional Leadership Program, which welcomed its third and largest cohort this June. The program is part of the WNC Leadership Initiative, which brings together members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian and residents of WNC counties to tackle social, cultural and economic challenges in the region.
Andrew Bobilya, associate professor of parks and recreation management, led a group of WCU students on a 15 day mountaineering course (PRM 427) in the Wind River Range of Wyoming in June. During the course, the group reached the peak of Downs Mountain (13,350 ft). All students in the course received the Outdoor Leadership Certificate through the Wilderness Education Association.