Dr. 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
Erin Fox (2003, B.S.Ed) has been named South Carolina Teacher of the Year. Fox is an English teacher at Gaffney High School and uses her dynamic background in drama, dance and music to create dynamic lessons. She also coaches cross country. Read the full story here: http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/35333306/upstate-teachers-named-finalists-for-sc-teacher-of-the-year
The N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation has named WCU graduate and veteran state park ranger Robert McGraw as the new superintendent of Mount Mitchell State Park in Yancey County. The superintendent is the chief of operations and administration at a state park or state recreation area with responsibilities for staffing, training, law enforcement, visitor services, natural resource protection, community outreach and environmental education. McGraw graduated in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation management. After working as a seasonal employee at Mount Mitchell State Park, he joined the division full time in 2009, serving as a ranger at Lake Norman, Mount Mitchell and Gorges state parks.
Jennifer Gordon (2nd left, front row), a graduate of the Jamaican program made the Jamaican news on her efforts to transform a rural primary school in St. Andrew. Gordon is a WCU graduate who received her Bachelor of Education Degree in 2010. Read the full news story here: http://jis.gov.jm/principal-looks-transform-rural-st-andrew-primary-school/
Leslie Schoof, a 2009 MAEd. in Science Education graduate was named Teacher of the Year for the Western North Carolina region by the state’s Department of Public Instruction. Schoof, a biology and physical science teacher was already recognized as Teacher of the Year for Madison Early College High School and the entire Madison County Public School system. Read the entire story here: http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/madison/2016/12/19/schoof-named-wnc-teacher-year/95520480/