Crow and Ensley Present at Conference

Dr. Robert Crow, Assistant Professor of Educational Research and EdD student Rebecca Ensley presented “Developing Teacher-Leadership by Employing an Improvement Science Framework for Organizational Problem-Solving.” at the Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education, San Francisco, CA on March 28. Pictured with Dr. Louis Gomez, the Chair of the Educational Leadership department at UCLA.

Perry Wins Award at NASPA

Dr. April Perry, program director and assistant professor of higher education student affairs was awarded the Outstanding Professional in Graduate and Professional Student Services Award by the Administrators in Graduate and Professional Student Services Knowledge Community at the NASPA Annual Convention. This is an amazing honor! 

Middle Grades Present at Conference

Schoof selected as Regional Teacher of the Year

WCU SealLeslie Schoof, a 2009 MAEd. in Science Education graduate was named Teacher of the Year for the Western North Carolina region by the state’s Department of Public Instruction. Schoof, a biology and physical science teacher was already recognized as Teacher of the Year for Madison Early College High School and the entire Madison County Public School system. Read the entire story here: http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/madison/2016/12/19/schoof-named-wnc-teacher-year/95520480/

WCU Makes Kiplinger’s Best Values List

WCU SealWestern Carolina University has been named a “2017 Best College Value” in an annual review of colleges and universities released by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. WCU is ranked 98th among public higher education institutions across the nation in terms of value for in-state students and 83rd for out-of-state students. The rankings are based on admission and retention rates, student-faculty ratios, four-year graduation rates, costs of attending, financial aid and average debt of students at graduation. Read the complete story here: http://news-prod.wcu.edu/2017/01/wcu-named-best-college-value-kiplingers-personal-finance-magazine/

Students Assist on Statewide African-American Calendar Project

Calendar ProjectA calendar highlighting North Carolina’s African-American heritage and produced with the assistance of a team of Western Carolina University history and education students is hot off the presses. Cassandra Talabi and Sherae Bonner, both elementary education majors with concentrations in history both participated. See the article in The Reporter for more information: http://thereporter.wcu.edu/2016/11/students-assist-on-statewide-african-american-calendar-project/