The college awarded two alumni with the Peak Performer award for 2012 at our Honors and Awards ceremony. Dorothy Smith (BS, 1972; MAED, 2002) is a master educator with 20 years of experience in special education as a teacher, published author, and autism specialist. Dee Dasburg (MS, 1994) is the Interim Dean of Students at Brevard College and serves as the Coordinator for Counseling Services.
Numerous faculty, students, and alumni were honored at the College of Education and Allied Professons Honors and Awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 11. Follow the link for the complete list.
Multiple students from the College of Education and Allied Professions will present on their scholarly and outreach efforts at the 2012 Undergraduate Expo. Presentations will be in various formats and will be held March 26-27. For more information, see the event program.
On April 9, 2012, the College of Education and Allied Professions will launch its first Blog sponsored by the College Diversity Committee and facilitated by Lewis Isaac. The Blog is open to all students and faculty in our college. It will be accessible through an “organization” on blackboard. People participating in the blog will have access to a recent New York Times article, as well as, to some other resources. Our guest blogger, Lewis Isaac, will post his comments on the article and interact with faculty and students via the blog. The blog will give faculty and students, both residential and distance , an opportunity to participate in a “diversity dialogue” that is asynchronous. The Blog will run for a 2 week period to give faculty and students plenty of opportunity to participate. Lewis Isaac will be responding to posts on the blog.
Several students from our college will present their work at the WCU Graduate Research Symposium on March 22.
Teaching Hispanic Students: Through Project-based/Student Directed Learning
Presenter: Cheryl Wright; Sponsor: Dr. Frederick Buskey
An Assessment of Students’ Environmental Sustainability Literacy at Western Carolina University
Presenter: Sarah Burkhardt, Annaleise Camacho, Becca McGrath; Sponsor: Dr. Cheryl Daly
The Entry Experiences, Challenges, and Mediating Strategies of Public School Superintendents
Presenter: David M. Sutton; Sponsor: Dr. Meagan Karvonen