EdD Students Attend NC Graduate Education Day

EDD studentsRebecca Ensley and Chris English represented the Educational Leadership Program and WCU graduate students by attending N.C. Graduate Education Day on Wednesday, May 30th at the N.C. General Assembly. They met with NC policymakers including, Sen. Jim Davis and Representatives Cody Henson, Mike Clampitt, Brian Turner, and Kevin Corbin. Gov. Roy Cooper declared the entire week as “Graduate Education Week” in North Carolina.

Whee Teach Serves Jackson County

wheeteachWhee Teach, a student organization for teacher education majors, put in over 600 hours of service this year. On May 5, 2018 they served at Bridges to Peace Family Fun Day. Whee Teach focused on educating families on the impact of bullying with a focus on encouraging anti-bullying.

Gordon Recognized with Chancellor’s Teaching Award

windyawardDr. 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.

Gulley Receives LEAD Award

leadawardDr. 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.

Drs. Hinnant-Crawford and Gordon Finalist for Teaching Award

teachingawardDr. 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.

Watterson and Colleagues Publish Article

Speak out dayDr. Tom Watterson, faculty member in the Health and Physical Education Program, and program colleagues have published an article, “SPEAK Out! Day with Future Teachers Taking the Lead” in the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Read the entire article here: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/wNUC77E7cWCSm7QsdmTf/full