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.

Ron Morrow ’76, author and national speaker, to present on homophobia

Room Renumbering in Killian In Progress

STUDENTS: PRINT OUT YOUR COURSE SCHEDULE NOW FOR THE NEW ROOM NUMBERS. All rooms in the Killian building are being renumbered, including all offices and classrooms. Course schedules in MyCat reflect the NEW room numbers. Facilities should complete physical renumbering by this Friday.

See our college’s Resources page for building layouts with the new room numbers AND a “cheat sheet” showing the old and new numbers for our classrooms. (These will be posted by 5 pm, Thursday, January 5).

Alumna Featured in Honors College Magazine

April Hicks, a 2010 graduate from the BSEd in Elementary Education program, was featured in the most recent issue of Imagine Magazine, produced by the Honors College at WCU. The article describes how she engaged in undergraduate research with Dr. Tommy Hodges (Assistant Professor in the School of Teaching and Learning) on strategies for teaching multiplication. She continues to use the strategies in her first year of teaching, and is working with Dr. Hodges to publish the results of her research.

College Reorganization Becomes Official July 1

The College of Education and Allied Professions has completed a planned reorganization, consolidating from five departments to three academic units. This change is effective as of July 1, 2011.

The School of Teaching and Learning houses Elementary Education, Middle Grades Education, Special Education, and all Secondary Education programs.

The Department of Human Services holds the programs in Birth-Kindergarten, College Student Personnel, Community College Administration, Counseling, the Doctor of Education, Human Resources, Parks and Recreation Management, and the Master’s of School Administration/Post Master’s Certificate in Public School Licensure.

The Department of Psychology has the bachelors and masters degrees in Psychology and the Specialist in School Psychology.

David Warlick Named Among Most Influential in EdTech

David Warlick, alumnus of the College of Education and Allied Professions, has been named one of the Top Ten Most Influential People in Educational Technology by Tech & Learning magazine. David is an author and international speaker on educational technology issues. He was also named a Peak Performer in the college for 2010-2011 and has given multiple talks on campus. For more information, see the Tech & Learning article.