Dr. Dale Carpenter selected as Interim Dean

Dr. Dale Carpenter has been selected to serve as the Interim Dean of the College of Education and Allied Professions.  This appointment will be effective July 1, pending official approval through various university channels.  Dr. Carpenter is currently a professor of special education in the School of Teaching and Learning.

CEAP faculty win university awards

Several CEAP faculty were presented with university-wide awards at the annual WCU Awards Convocation. Phyllis Robertson, associate professor of human services won the Paul A. Reid Distinguished Service award for faculty. Beth Tyson Lofqust, interim provost and former department head in the college, was awarded the Paul A. Reid Distinguished Service award for administrative staff. Megan Karvonen, associate professor of psychology was awarded the Jay M. Robinson eTeaching award.  For more information, see the article in The Reporter.

New paint for Botner Conference Room

The Botner Conference Room (Killian 102) has new paint, courtesy of facilities management. Come by (while there are no exams!) and take a look.


Two EdD students defending this week

Two Ed.D. candidates will defend their dissertations this week.  David Sutton will defend his dissertation “The Entry Experiences, Challenges, and Mediating Strategies of Public School Superintendents” on May 3 at 10:00 am in Killian 202. Kimberly Turk will defend  her dissertation “The Relationship Between Credit Acceptance and Baccalaureate Graduation Persistence for Transfer Students” on May 3 at 2:00 pm in McKee 114.  Both presentations are open to the public.

University Participant ‘The College Experience’ Photography Exhibit’

The University Center Showroom Presents:
The University Participant Photovoice Project
April-May, 2012

The WCU University Participant (UP) Program provides an inclusive, two-year, on-campus living and learning experience for college-aged persons with intellectual disabilities. But do you know what that means?

Using digital cameras the University Participants, Aaron Hoefs, Anna-Grace Davis, Anna Joyner, Corey Hambrick, Lexie Kurrimbukus, David Maennle, Manny Zayas and Elizabeth Pritchett, captured photographs of campus life to tell their college stories.

After viewing the exhibit you may be surprised at the similarities you find between the University Participants’ college narratives and your own. Making new friends, going to classes, living in residence halls, attending sporting events, and working on campus are all elements discussed through these photographs.

Mostly, the UP Participants, like you, are learning how to be confident, independent and successful in their lives that will come after WCU. This exhibit is their documentation and celebration of this college experience.

The UC Showroom is located on the second floor of the UC and open during regular UC hours

Peak Performer Alumni named for 2012

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.