Birth to Kindergarten Program Recognized

logoWCU’s Birth to Kindergarten Program was ranked in the top 10 in the nation by The online Bachelor in Early Childhood Education degree programs were ranked based on the quality of the program, types of courses offered, the faculty, awards, rankings and reputation, including the reputation for effectively providing online degree programs. See the entire ranking here:

Lomotey’s Book Gains Special Recognition

People of Color in the United States: Contemporary Issues in Education, Work, Communities, Health, and Immigration by Dr. Kofi Lomotey has been selected by Library Journal as one of the Best Reference Books of 2016!

Dr. Bobilya publishes “An Investigation of the Connection Between Outdoor Orientation and Thriving”

Andrew BobilyaDr. Andrew Bobilya recently published a paper with Dr. Wally Rude from Ambrose University in Calgary and Dr. Brent Bell from the University of New Hampshire.  The study explored the impact of first-year college student participation in an outdoor orientation program at three different colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada and was published in the latest issue of the Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education and Leadership (JOREL).

Grube to Receive 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award

Dan GrubeDr. Dan Grube, Department Head of the School of Teaching and Learning has been selected by his alma mater, Lyndon State College in Vermont, to receive the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award. This honor is designed to recognize an alumni who has achieved excellence in their profession and who has served their state and community. The award will be presented in September at the Alumni Awards event at Lyndon State College.

Alumna named Blue Ridge Community College President

lauraleatherwoodDr. Laura B. Leatherwood, currently the Vice President of Student Services with Haywood Community College in Clyde, NC has been selected to be the fourth president of Blue Ridge Community College. Leatherwood graduated from WCU with a M.A. in Human Resources and an Ed.D in Educational Leadership. Read the full story here:

School Counseling Alumnus named President-Elect

Tim hardinSchool Counseling alumnus Tim Hardin is elected President-Elect of the North Carolina School Counselor Association. See the full announcement here: