Dr. Windy Gordon, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Psychology, was named the recipient of the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award at the annual Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards on Friday, April 27, 2018. This recognition is the most prestigious on-campus award and recognizes superior teaching and meritorious performance.
Dr. Yancey Gulley, Assistant Professor in the Higher Education Student Affairs Program, was presented with the LEAD award from the Department of Campus Activities at WCU. This award is given to a student, faculty/staff member, department, or member of the community who exemplifies the ideals of leadership and who make a difference.
Dr. Brandi Hinnant-Crawford, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, and Dr. Windy Gordon, Assistant Professor of Psychology, were recognized as a finalists for the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award. The award encourages, recognizes, and rewards superior teaching and meritorious performance at WCU. The recipient will be announced at the annual Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards on April 27th.
Dr. Kelly Kelley, Associate Professor of Inclusive and Special Education in WCU’s School of Teaching and Learning and co-director of the University’s University Participant Program, is the recipient of the Leadership in Higher Education Award at the 2017 State of the Art in Postsecondary Education Conference. The award recognizes Kelley’s national leadership in the area of postsecondary education for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It was presented at the conference held in Syracuse, New York, on Nov. 15, with the suggestion that Kelley’s “unyielding emphasis on experience as a pathway to knowledge and inclusion” should be celebrated.
Amanda Clapp, science teacher at The Catamount School, was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the North Carolina Science Teachers Association (NCSTA). NCSTA’s Distinguished Service Awards are presented to recognize the excellence of contributions to science education in North Carolina. Awardees have exhibited leadership in science education beyond their school district or position and have contributed to improvements in science education, as well.