Bobilya Co-Chaired SEER

“Those Who Can, Teach and Work Two Jobs” Paper Presentation

blair photoEllie Blair presented her work on teacher moonlighting as part of an  Invited Presidential Session entitled, “Teacher Moonlighting and the Dark Side of Teachers’ Work” at  the American Educational Studies Association (AESA) annual meeting in Greenville, South Carolina on Thursday, November 8th.  AESA is an international learned society committed to supporting scholars in the foundations of education.

PRM Students Present at Adventure Ed Conference

prmstudentsThe 26th Annual Adventure Education Conference was held at UNCA on November 2.  Over 50 PRM and RTH students attended the conference along with faculty members; Andrew Bobilya, Debby Singleton, Callie Schultz, Glenn Middleton, Maurice Phipps, and Jennifer Hinton.  PRM students presented two presentations.  “Star Power Stimulation: Poverty within Recreation” led by Tayler Carrigan and Krista Patton.  “Partnering with Outside Agencies” presented by Seth Blanton, Emily Dobson, and Allie Pratt.

PRM Receives Intentional Learning Grant

WCU SealParks and Recreation Management has received an Intentional Learning Grant for  the course, PRM 321: Interpretation and Environmental Education.  The grant, sponsored by the Office of the Provost will allow students to experience a unique, immersive opportunity  through a four day service learning project on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Floyd, VA.

Gulley Honored by ACPA

GulleyDr. Yancey Gulley, Assistant Professor in the Higher Education Students Affairs Program, has been named one of the 2019 American College Personnel Associate (ACPA) Diamond Honorees. The Diamond Honoree Program, established in 1999, is a way for those that care about students – and the research, scholarship, and programs that promote student development and success – to help advance efforts of the ACAP.

Bobilya & Phipps Present, Bobilya Wins Award

conference logoParks and Recreation Management faculty members Dr. Andrew Bobilya and Professor Emeritus Dr. Maurice Phipps presented workshops at the Association for Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) and Wilderness Education Association (WEA) joint conference in Snowbird, Utah October 23-27, 2018. Dr. Bobilya was also honored by the WEA as the Outdoor Educator of the Year.