The 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.
Parks 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.
Dr. 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.
Parks 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.
Debby Singleton (PRM Faculty) and Jake Burcaw (PRM student) presented “Hungry Hippos to Harry Potter: Move More through Pop Culture” at the annual NC Recreation & Parks Association conference held in Winston Salem, October 24-26. The workshop focused on how to use pop culture to create engaging and fun physical activities. Ms. Singleton also presented a workshop entitled, “Strategies for the Life-Work Pendulum”.
Amanda Clapp, Science Teacher at the Catamount School, received notification that her National Board Certification has been renewed for another ten years. National Board Certification (NBC) is a voluntary, advanced teaching credential that goes beyond state licensure. NBC has national standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do. The National Board certifies teachers who successfully complete its rigorous certification process.