Gardner to Present Doctoral Dissertation

Andy Gardner will defend his EdD dissertation on Thursday, May 30th at 2 pm at WCU’s Biltmore Park location. His title is “Predicting Student Success by Participation in a First-Year Experience Course.” All are welcome to attend.

Doctoral Defense – Christine Smith

Christine Smith will present her doctoral defense on Thursday, June 6th at 2 pm in Biltmore Park room 330.  Her topic is “Elementary School Grade Retention: A Qualitative Study of High School Seniors’ Perceptions of Being Held Back.”  The presentation is open to the public.

McCullough to Defend

Emily McCullough will defend her doctoral dissertation on June 4th at 1 pm in Killian 202. Her topic is “Effects of Generation on Tenure-Track Faculty Satisfaction.” All are welcome to attend.

Heidlebaugh-Buskey to Defend

Pamela Heidlebaugh-Buskey will defend her doctoral dissertation on June 6th at 10 am at Biltmore Park. Her topic is “A Multiple Case Study on the Phenomenon of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in Rural Western North Carolina.” All are welcome to attend.

Doctoral Defense – James Hutcherson

James Hutcherson will present his doctoral dissertation defense on Thursday, May 9th, at 10 am in Killian 202.  His topic is “Community College Students’ Pro-Environmental Behaviors and Their Relationship to Awareness of College Sustainability Strategy Implementation.”  The presentation is open to the public.

Tree Dedication in Memory of Dr. Janice Holt

The College of Education and Allied Professions will hold a tree dedication in memory of Dr. Janice Holt, Executive Director of TRACS who passed away suddenly in October.  The dedication will be held Monday, May 6th at 4:00 pm on the northwest side of the Killian building (toward the UC).  Refreshments will follow the dedication in Killian 102.