HESA Student and Faculty Recognized for Service

Higher Education Student Affairs graduate student, Savannah Matherly, and faculty member Dr. April Perry were recognized with ‘Apple Polishing Awards’ by the Order of Omega National Greek Leadership Honor Society for their commitment and service to WCU Sorority and Frarernity students.

Robertson and Alumni Publish Manuscript

Phyllis RobertsonDr. Phyllis Robertson and WCU Counseling alumni Laura Lindsey and Beth Lindsey published an manuscript titled “Expressive Arts and Mindfulness: Aiding Adolescents in Understanding and Managing Their Stress” in the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health describing the outcomes of group work with sixth grade students. The study found that expressive arts and mindfulness practice reduced stress and anxiety an levels after 6 group meetings.

HESA takes on the NCCPA/NCHO Joint Conference

HESAHESA students attended the NCCPA/NCHO Joint Conference in Asheville, North Carolina in November. The conference theme was “changing seasons, changing lives” and focused on racial and social justice. NCCPA has developed a strategic imperative for decolonization and racial justice fellowship as a way to operationalize and actualize the intent of the international imperative and involve faculty, staff, and students in the comprehensive progression towards social justice. WCU/HESA had more representation than any other institution/program.

 

HPE Student Receives State Leadership Scholarship

WCU SealKat Barringer, a Health and Physical Education Major, will receive the June P. Galloway Scholarship at the NCAAHPERD-SM Convention in Winston-Salem on Thursday, November 2, 2017. This scholarship is awarded annually to a female undergraduate student that demonstrates strong leadership potential.

Todd Murdock Receives Grant

Alumna Named SC Teacher of the Year