Students to spend spring break in service

Students in education and other majors are traveling to Jamaica for a service-oriented spring break. Among other activities, the group will deliver donated laptops to a rural school near Montego Bay. See the full article in The Reporter.

Bricker Appointed to National Committee on Teacher Preparation

Dr. Patricia Bricker, associate professor and associate director of the School of Teaching and Learning, has been appointed to the Committee on Preservice Teacher Preparation of the National Science Teachers Association. She will serve a three year appointment on this national committee that promotes excellence and innovation in science teaching.

Alumnus featured as WLOS Person of the Week

David Maennle, graduate of the University Participants program, was featured as the WLOS Person of the Week on December 27th. Watch the video here:

Adam Ray wins WCU’s first Lily Community Engagement Award

WCU presented its first Lily Community Engagement Award to Adam Ray, who majored in social sciences education and history. Ray was a Teaching Fellow and also received honorary membership in the Cullowhee Lily Society. For more information, see the WCU News article.

Alumnus receives math education honor

James Adam Schrum, a May graduate of WCU, has been named the Outstanding Mathematics Education Student for the western region by the NC Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Schrum was also a Teaching Fellow prior to graduating magna cum laude in mathematics education. See the WCU News article for more information.

Faculty Propose Help for Jamaica Students with Disabilities

Recently, David Westling and Karena Cooper-Duffy, both professors of special education, traveled to Jamaica to propose ways to help special education programs in the country. The faculty also met with The Honorable Ronal Thwaites, the Minister of Education and Elaine Foster Allen, the Permanent Secretary.