McCants selected as 2016 Park Ranger of the Year

Park RangerThomas “Zabo” McCants, a Park and Recreational Management alumnus has ben selected as the national 2016 Park Ranger of the Year. Ranger McCants is helping to transform Poinsett State Park, SC and the experiences for park visitors. See the full story here:

Dr. Yancey Gulley edits new case study book

GulleyA new case study book edited by Dr. Yancey Gulley, assistant professor of Higher Education Student Affairs has been published. The book, “Using the CAS Professional Standards: Diverse Examples of Practice” is available for pre-order and will be released in March. See the full information here:

Schoof selected as Regional Teacher of the Year

WCU SealLeslie Schoof, a 2009 MAEd. in Science Education graduate was named Teacher of the Year for the Western North Carolina region by the state’s Department of Public Instruction. Schoof, a biology and physical science teacher was already recognized as Teacher of the Year for Madison Early College High School and the entire Madison County Public School system. Read the entire story here:

Dr. Sharon Dole Published Two Articles

SharondoleDr. Sharon Dole had two articles published recently on the impact of the annual “Rocket to Creativity” summer camp. The articles were published in the Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning and the Global Education Review.

Dr. Roya Scales Publishes Article

RoyascalesDr. Roya Scales had an article entitled, “Are we preparing or training teachers? Developing professional judgement in and beyond teacher preparation programs?” accepted for publication in the prestigious Journal of Teacher Education.

WCU Makes Kiplinger’s Best Values List

WCU SealWestern Carolina University has been named a “2017 Best College Value” in an annual review of colleges and universities released by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. WCU is ranked 98th among public higher education institutions across the nation in terms of value for in-state students and 83rd for out-of-state students. The rankings are based on admission and retention rates, student-faculty ratios, four-year graduation rates, costs of attending, financial aid and average debt of students at graduation. Read the complete story here: