CEAP Awards

The following members of our college were recognized at our college-wide luncheon yesterday.

Legislative Award for Teaching Excellence

  • Nancy Luke (EMGE)
  • Casey Hurley (ELF)
  • Candace Boan-Lenzo (PSY)
  • Marissa Ray (HS)


Botner Award for Superior Teaching

  • Ben Tholkes


Good News Awards

  • Maridy Troy, Author: Game Plan: Lesson & Unit Planner for Elementary & Middle School Physical Educators
  • Dave Strahan, Principal Investigator: NCQuest Grant: $299,477 entitled “Responsiveness to Instruction (RtI) Professional Teams: A Model for increasing Student Engagement and Achievement through Formative Assessment, Targeted Interventions, and Professional Development” with Transylvania County Schools
  • Hal Herzog, Author: Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It’s So Hard To Think Straight About Animals
  • Meagan Karvonen: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. Total award: $930,892 for two years ($497,646 subcontract to WCU) entitled, “Longitudinal Examination of Alternate Assessment Progressions” (2010); Algozzine, B., Spooner, F., Karvonen, M., & Lo, Y-Y. (2010).  How to prepare a research article in APA style (Revised).  Arlington, VA: Council for Exceptional Children.
  • Ellie Hilty, Editor: Thinking About Schools:  A Foundations of Education Reader and Teacher Leadership: The “New” Foundations of Teacher Education
  • Tom Ford: “Collaborative Research/RUI-A comprehensive examination of the emotional and behavioral effects of gender-biased humor”. 9/1/10-8/31/13 $154,287
  • Janice Holt: Principal Investigator, US Department of Education Transition to Teaching Grant -$182,000; NC TEACH II; a one year project focusing on the retention of lateral entry teachers teaching in high need systems.
  • David Westling and Karena Cooper-Duffy: 1.  U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. Preparing and Supporting Personnel in Western North Carolina to Teach Students with Severe Disabilities (Project No. H325K090210). August, 2009 – July, 2013. Total funded: $800,000. (With Dr. Karena Cooper-Duffy). ($200,000 this year).
  • David Westling: 1. Rosenberg, M.S., Westling, D.L., & McLeskey, J. (2011). Special education for today’s teachers: An introduction (2nd Ed.). Columbus, Ohio: Pearson/Merrill/Prentice-Hall Publishers.; 2. U.S. Department of Education, Office of Post-Secondary Education. Western Carolina University’s University Participant Program: An Inclusive Model Post-Secondary Education Program for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (Project No. P407A100004). October 1, 2010 – September 30, 2015. Total funded: $2,500,000. ($500,000 this year).