Perry Publishes Articles on Community Engagement

Dr. April Perry (HESA), Dr. Lane Perry (CCESL), and Adam Ray (WCU Admissions; HESA Alum) recently published 2 articles on community engagement among graduate student populations. First, in ACPA’s “Developments” journal in February drawing attention to the topic, and second in NASPA’s “Knowledge Community Annual Publication” in March with a follow-up piece more explicitly addressing research and competencies on the topic.

Scales and Scales Receive Award

W. David Scales and Dr. Roya Scales received an Outstanding Research Article Award for their article in Literacy Practice & Research, a journal published by the Organization of Teacher Educators in Literacy, a special interest group of the International Literacy Association. The article was published with colleagues from other institutions.

Rush Graduates from Leadership Institute

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Congratulations, Dr. Charmion B. Rush, faculty in the School of Teaching and Learning. Charmion is a 2020 graduate of the HERS Leadership Institute. HERS takes a holistic approach to developing women leaders within three focus areas: Institutional Awareness, Networking and Self-Knowledge. In March, Dr. Rush completed the year-long leadership program with a graduation and reception ceremony at Wellesley College.

NCSELP Program Grant Renewed

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The North Carolina School Executive Leadership Program has been awarded a grant renewal of $757,121.00 for 2020-2022! The funds will provide scholarships to 15 students, continue our enhanced learning experiences around leadership for equity and social justice, and provide a robust internship experience with coaching and opportunities for interpersonal. leadership skill growth. The primary investigators are Drs. Jess Weiler, Heidi Von Dohlen, and Phyllis Robertson

Counseling Program Presents at NCCA

The WCU Counseling Program’s faculty and students presented and attended the annual NC Counseling Association’s conference in Charlotte on February 27. Presentation topics included: “Counseling Introverted, Shy, and Socially Anxious Clients”, “Counseling the Betrayed: Case Study and Demonstration to Build Counselor Confidence and Competence”, and “Integrated Behavioral Healthcare with Women After Pregnancy Loss”.

Faculty & Student Present at Conference

Dr. Phyllis Robertson, Dr. Yancey Gulley, and recent alum from the Counseling Program, Alex Bass, presented at the National Cross-Cultural Counseling and Education Conference for Research, Action, and Change in Savannah, February 8th on Transgender Advocacy in K12 and Post-Secondary Environments.