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.
The undergraduate and fully online Birth-Kindergarten Program at WCU has been ranked as the #1 most affordable online early childhood degree program by OnlineU.org. To see the whole listing visit: https://www.onlineu.org/most-affordable-colleges/early-childhood-education-degrees?utm_source=IMAP&utm_medium=email.
Drs. Darrius Stanley, Brandi Hinnant-Crawford and Yancey Gulley were accepted into the Faculty Institute on Community Engagement (FICE) as 2018-2019 cohort members. The intention of FICE is to bring together a group of faculty members to deeply, intentionally, and thoughtfully study the concepts of community engagement and service learning