McCants selected as 2016 Park Ranger of the Year

Park RangerThomas “Zabo” McCants, a Park and Recreational Management alumnus has ben selected as the national 2016 Park Ranger of the Year. Ranger McCants is helping to transform Poinsett State Park, SC and the experiences for park visitors. See the full story here:

Dr. Yancey Gulley edits new case study book

GulleyA new case study book edited by Dr. Yancey Gulley, assistant professor of Higher Education Student Affairs has been published. The book, “Using the CAS Professional Standards: Diverse Examples of Practice” is available for pre-order and will be released in March. See the full information here:

WCU Makes Kiplinger’s Best Values List

WCU SealWestern Carolina University has been named a “2017 Best College Value” in an annual review of colleges and universities released by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. WCU is ranked 98th among public higher education institutions across the nation in terms of value for in-state students and 83rd for out-of-state students. The rankings are based on admission and retention rates, student-faculty ratios, four-year graduation rates, costs of attending, financial aid and average debt of students at graduation. Read the complete story here:

Master’s in Educational Leadership Identified as Most Affordable

The Best Master's DegreesWest Carolina University has been identified as having one of the most affordable online Master’s in Educational Leadership programs in recent rankings conducted by The Entire ranking can be found here:

Flood Publishes in Journal for Multicultural Education

Journal of Multicultural EducationChena Flood, director of the Office of Field Experiences, co-authored an article in the Journal of Multicultural Education with Patrice Waller of California State University-Fullerton. The article, titled “Mathematics as a universal language: transcending cultural lines,” shows that mathematics communication and understanding were mutual among two groups whose languages were foreign to each other. The article can be found here.

Hinnant-Crawford Publishes Op-Ed on Diversity and Finding Dory

Brandi Hinnant-CrawfordBrandi Hinnant-Crawford, assistant professor of educational research, published an op-ed in the Asheville Citizen-Times titled “Finding diversity – lessons from Dory” regarding the Pixar movie “Finding Dory.” Read the article here: