Break By the Lake Conference held Oct. 2

Brotherton DavisBreak By the Lake, an annual conference for Student Service Personnel organized by the Counseling faculty, was held October 2nd at Lake Logan Episcopal Center. Over 150 personnel attended from 10 different school districts for a wide variety of training sessions. The main presenters were Dale Brotherton, professor of counseling, and Jennifer Pharr Davis, current Appalachian Trail overall fastest time record holder.

Faculty, Alumna Publish Article on School Counselors and Sexual Minority Issues

Phyllis Robertson Jennifer FullPhyllis Robertson, interim department head of Human Services, and Jennifer Full, School Counseling alumna, have published an article titled “Rural School Counselors and LGBTQ Students” in the Journal of School Counseling. The article examines traditional approaches to professional development on sexual minority issues and proposes alternative educational opportunities for rural school counselors.

Faculty, Alumni to Present at State Workshop

NC School Counselor AssociationPhyllis Robertson, interim department head of Human Services, and two alumni of our graduate Counseling program, Donna Banks and Maegan Brown, will lead workshops at the North Carolina School Counselor Association’s Western Summer Academy on July 17th at the WCU Biltmore Park location. For more information and event registration, visit

Robertson Named Interim Human Services Department Head

Phyllis RobertsonPhyllis Robertson, associate professor of counseling, will serve as the interim department head for the Department of Human Services beginning July 1 through the 2015-2016 academic year. Dale Brotherton, current department head, is transitioning to phased retirement.

College Holds End of Year Picnic

PicnicOn Friday, May 8, the faculty and staff of the college held an end of year picnic and low-country boil at the picnic grounds on campus. The college also celebrated Dale Brotherton who is stepping down as department head of the Department of Human Services and is going on phased retirement.

Programs at Biltmore Park to hold March 24 Open House

Biltmore ParkProspective students can learn more about programs in our college and others at Biltmore Park Town Square at an Open House session on Tuesday, March 24. For more information, see the WCU News article.