Debby Singleton, instructor of PRM and HPE, earned certification for Level 1 and 2 Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Instruction from the American Canoe Association. This will allow the college to offer SUP activity courses and include it in PRM outdoor activity courses. The program already has 12 SUP’s to support instruction.
The Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education and Leadership recently published an article by Maurice Phipps, professor of parks and recreation management, and Todd Murdock, director of Project Discovery, titled “Paul Petzoldt’s Sliding Middleman Snow Technique.” For more information, see The Reporter.
More than 60 National Ski Patrol instructors from across the Southeast came to WCU this fall for the organization’s daylong annual Outdoor Emergency Care Instructors training. Ben Tholkes, associate professor of parks and recreation management assisted in setting up the training. For more information, see the article in The Reporter.
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.
The Parks and Recreation Management student club raised $480 from the Fifth Annual Cullowhee Canoe Slalom. All proceeds will go to development of the proposed Cullowhee River Park.