The college’s Honors and Awards ceremony was held April 10th in the UC Grandroom. Two alumni were honored as Peak Performers: Myra Watson, Instructor in our Birth to Kindergarten program, and Amanda Northrup, elementary teacher in Haywood County. A large number of students were honored for earning awards and scholarships, and Faculty and staff received awards for teaching, research, and service.
The Office of First Year Experience has shared that thirteen faculty and staff of the college have been nominated as Exemplary Advocates by the Class of 2016. The nominees are Kia Asberg, Leo Bobadilla, Kim Corzine, Windy Gordon, Janice Holt, Erin Myers, Maurice Phipps, Holly Pinter, Mickey Randolph, Aubrey Ray, David Scales, Debby Singleton, and Jenny Stewart.
The college congratulates Heather Thompson Rainey as the recipient of the 2013 Botner Award for Superior Teaching. We also congratulate Kelly Tracy and Ellen Sigler as winners of the 2013 Legislative Award for Teaching Excellence.
The National Association of Professors of Middle Level Education recognized David Strahan, the Taft B. Botner Distinguished Professor of Elementary and Middle Grades Education at WCU, as the 2012 Outstanding Middle Level Professor. For more information, see the article in The Reporter.
The college congratulates Valerie Mazzotti, assistant professor of special education, for winning the college’s Exemplary Research Award. The college also congratulates Steve Wargo, academic advisor with TRACS, for winning the college’s Exemplary Service Award.