Dr. David Claxton was recognized by the North Carolina’s Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance-Sport Management’s (NCAAHPERD-SM) Honor Award on November 10, 2016 at the annual state convention in Winston-Salem. He was honored for significant contributions to the field at the state and national levels and his work with well over a 1000 health and physical education majors in his classes over the years.
Russ Curtis, counseling, has predicted several trends for the Integrated Care field. These are published in the article “Predictions for Integrated Care” in the American Counseling Association Interest Network for Integrated Care newsletter (vol 3, issue 2) which was created by Fabian Moreno, a WCU graduate student, and edited by Curtis.
Brandi Hinnant-Crawford, assistant professor of educational leadership, has published an article in the international journal Black Theology. The article titled “Pulpit, Pews and Picket Lines: Galamison’s Fight to Integrate NYC Schools and the Theology Behind It” is published in volume 14, issue 3 and is available here: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14769948.2016.1224533.
Parks and Recreation Management faculty Dr. Andrew Bobilya and Glenn Middleton collectively presented three research papers and four workshops at the Association for Experiential Education’s 43rd Annual International Conference October 26-30, 2016 in Minneapolis, MN. They were accompanied by PRM senior, Elizabeth Munns, who will attend graduate school in experiential education in Minnesota State University at Mankato in 2017.
The Parks and Recreation Management and Recreation Therapy programs had a record attendance the 24th Annual Adventure Education Conference held at North Greenville University on November 4, 2016. WCU was well-represented with 44 students and 4 faculty from both programs. WCU will host the 25th Adventure Education conference in the fall of 2017.