HESA Student and Faculty Recognized for Service

Higher Education Student Affairs graduate student, Savannah Matherly, and faculty member Dr. April Perry were recognized with ‘Apple Polishing Awards’ by the Order of Omega National Greek Leadership Honor Society for their commitment and service to WCU Sorority and Frarernity students.

Kelly Kelley Recognized for National Leadership

KelleyDr. 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.

Clapp Wins Distinguished Service Award from the NCSTA

HollyAwardAmanda 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.

HPE Student Receives State Leadership Scholarship

WCU SealKat Barringer, a Health and Physical Education Major, will receive the June P. Galloway Scholarship at the NCAAHPERD-SM Convention in Winston-Salem on Thursday, November 2, 2017. This scholarship is awarded annually to a female undergraduate student that demonstrates strong leadership potential.

Watterson Wins State Teaching Award

WattersonDr. Tom Watterson, Health and Physical Education faculty member in the School of Teaching and Learning has been selected the 2017 College/University Teacher of the Year by the North Carolina Physical Education Association (NCPEA) of NCAAHPERD-SM. This award reflects his outstanding qualities and contributions as a College/University Educator. He will be honored at the NCAAHPERD-SM Convention in Winston-Salem on Thursday, November 2, 2017.

Rogers Named ATE Fellow

WCU SealDr. Carrie Rogers, Associate Professor in the School of Teaching and Learning,  has been named a 2018 Association of Teacher Educators Clinical Fellow. She will participate in an “invitation-only” symposium at the ATE conference in February 2018 that will examine clinical practice and boundary-spanning roles for university- and school-based professionals at the center of all teacher education endeavors.