PRM Receives Intentional Learning Grant

WCU SealParks 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.

Gulley Honored by ACPA

GulleyDr. 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.

Bobilya & Phipps Present, Bobilya Wins Award

conference logoParks 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.

Birth-Kindergarten Program Ranked Most Affordable

most affordableThe undergraduate and fully online Birth-Kindergarten Program at WCU has been ranked as the #1 most affordable online early childhood degree program by To see the whole listing visit:

Stanley, Hinnant-Crawford, Gulley Accepted into FICE

CF Logo LARGEDrs. 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

Caudle Publishes Book

caudleDr. Lori Caudle, Associate Professor in Birth-Kindergarten Education, published a book titled, “Teachers and Teaching: Global Practices, Challenges, and Prospects. For more information: