Scales Nominated for Award

David Scales

David Scales, faculty member in the Department of Psychology, was nominated as WCU’s representative for the Southern Conference Faculty Member of the Year. His nomination highlights his contribution to student life at WCU.

HR Program Recognized

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WCU’s Master’s of Science in Human Resources program has been named by Intelligent magazine ( as one of the TOP 60 (among 244 reviewed) online HR programs in USA and THE BEST in the Southeast. Further, they ranked WCU HR as #4 of 45 (among 173 reviewed) affordable programs.

HESA Faculty & Alums Present Research at SACSA

Dr. April Perry, Carrie Hachadurian, and Sophie Calhoun recently presented their research at the SACSA Conference. Their research explores how to best prepare and serve independent students (fostered, orphaned, emancipated, etc) for the post-college transition.

HPE Students/Faculty Attend Conference

A large group of Health and Physical Education (HPE) majors and faculty members attended their state conference in Winston Salem. WCU students and faculty presented during several sessions and were also honored with multiple awards. Dan Grube- College/University PE Teacher of the Year; Heidi Turlington – College/University Dance Education Teacher of the Year; Morgan Helton – Student Major of the Year

HPE Major Receives Award

Morgan Helton, health and physical education major, was selected to receive the Student Major Association Major of the Year Award by NCAAHPERD-SM. She will be recognized at the annual state convention in Winston-Salem in October.

HPE Students Receive Scholarships

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Health and Physical Education students, Ashlee Caraker and Jacob Oceguda have received scholarships awarded by NCAAHPERD-SM, the state professional organization for HPE majors. They will both be recognized at the annual state convention in Winston-Salem in late October. Ashlee will receive the June P. Galloway Scholarship and Jacob will be awarded the Nathan Taylor Dodson Scholarship.