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:

Alumna Named SC Teacher of the Year

erin foxErin Fox (2003, B.S.Ed) has been named South Carolina Teacher of the Year. Fox is an English teacher at Gaffney High School and uses her dynamic background in drama, dance and music to create dynamic lessons. She also coaches cross country. Read the full story here:

M.A.Ed. Named Best Online Master’s Program

logoWCU’s Elementary Education M.A.Ed. program is one of the best 25 online Master’s programs for Elementary Education according to a recent ranking by See the full ranking here:


Dole and Bloom Serve as Guest Editors

WCU SealDr. Sharon Dole and Dr. Lisa Bloom served as guest editors of a special issue of
Global Education Review,  The Challenge of Providing Gifted Education. Read the entire issue here: