Alumnus Named Assistant Principal of the Year for Franklin County

Daniel Wright, assistant principal of Bunn High School, was selected as the Assistant Principal of 2014 for Franklin County Schools. He is a graduate of the Master of School Administration program in our college. See the district website for more information.

Alumnae Featured in Local News

Jennifer Kelly, graduate of the Middle Grades Education program at WCU, was featured in an article in The Mountaineer newspaper of Waynesville, NC. The article highlights her teaching and family. See the full article on the Mountaineer website.

Faculty member co-chairs national conference held in WNC

Sam Fowlkes, an adjunct parks and recreation management instructor at WCU for 15 years and chair of the American Canoe Association’s safety and rescue committee, served as co-chair of the ACA’s 2013 Swiftwater Rescue Conference, which was held Oct. 24-26 in Western North Carolina. For more information, see the article in The Reporter.

Alumnae Named Principal and Teacher of the Year for Macon County

Two WCU alumnae have been honored by Macon County Schools. Shirley Parks, East Franklin Elementary School principal has been named Principal of the Year. Also, Melissa Faetz, South Macon Elementary School teacher has been named Teacher of the Year. See the article in the Macon County News for more information.

Faculty Member wins $300,000 Grant

Dr. Kelly Kelley, assistant professor special education, has been awarded a three year, $300,000 grant from the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities.  The grant will support research on “The Role of Transition Services in Raising Expectations and Attitudes for Students with Intellectual Disabilities.”

Alumna Chosen for N.C. High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame

Cindy Simmons, graduate of WCU and former women’s basketball and volleyball coach at Smoky Mountain High School, was inducted in to the N.C. High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame. She is already a member of the WCU Athletic Hall of Fame. Source: The Sylva Herald.