EdD Students Attend NC Graduate Education Day

EDD studentsRebecca Ensley and Chris English represented the Educational Leadership Program and WCU graduate students by attending N.C. Graduate Education Day on Wednesday, May 30th at the N.C. General Assembly. They met with NC policymakers including, Sen. Jim Davis and Representatives Cody Henson, Mike Clampitt, Brian Turner, and Kevin Corbin. Gov. Roy Cooper declared the entire week as “Graduate Education Week” in North Carolina.

CEAP Graduate Appointed Director of Athletics

MNashMyranda Nash has been appointed director of athletics for the Tornados at Brevard College, effective July 1. Nash is the associate athletic director and senior woman’s administrator at Winona State University. She is a two-time Western Carolina University graduate, having completed her B.S. in Health and Human Performance (2007) and her M.B.A (2012).

Robertson and Alumni Publish Manuscript

Phyllis RobertsonDr. Phyllis Robertson and WCU Counseling alumni Laura Lindsey and Beth Lindsey published an manuscript titled “Expressive Arts and Mindfulness: Aiding Adolescents in Understanding and Managing Their Stress” in the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health describing the outcomes of group work with sixth grade students. The study found that expressive arts and mindfulness practice reduced stress and anxiety an levels after 6 group meetings.

Grube Receives Award

grubeDr. Dan Grube, Department Head of the School of Teaching and Learning, received the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award by his alma mater, Lyndon State College in Vermont. This honor is designed to recognize an alumni who has achieved excellence in their profession and who has served their state and community.

Grube to Receive 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award

Dan GrubeDr. Dan Grube, Department Head of the School of Teaching and Learning has been selected by his alma mater, Lyndon State College in Vermont, to receive the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award. This honor is designed to recognize an alumni who has achieved excellence in their profession and who has served their state and community. The award will be presented in September at the Alumni Awards event at Lyndon State College.

Alumna named Blue Ridge Community College President

lauraleatherwoodDr. Laura B. Leatherwood, currently the Vice President of Student Services with Haywood Community College in Clyde, NC has been selected to be the fourth president of Blue Ridge Community College. Leatherwood graduated from WCU with a M.A. in Human Resources and an Ed.D in Educational Leadership. Read the full story here: http://www.blueridge.edu/news/dr-laura-b-leatherwood-named-fourth-president-blue-ridge-community-college