Elliott Skaggs, a clinical mental health counseling master’s student, presented at the ALGBTIC (Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Issues in Counseling) national counseling conference, in Portland, Oregon, September 2018. His topic was “Therapeutic Applications of Gay Spaces”.
Rebecca Ensley and Chris English represented the Educational Leadership Program and WCU graduate students by attending N.C. Graduate Education Day on Wednesday, May 30th at the N.C. General Assembly. They met with NC policymakers including, Sen. Jim Davis and Representatives Cody Henson, Mike Clampitt, Brian Turner, and Kevin Corbin. Gov. Roy Cooper declared the entire week as “Graduate Education Week” in North Carolina.
Dr. Brandi Hinnant-Crawford, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, and Dr. Windy Gordon, Assistant Professor of Psychology, were recognized as a finalists for the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award. The award encourages, recognizes, and rewards superior teaching and meritorious performance at WCU. The recipient will be announced at the annual Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards on April 27th.
Dr. Tom Watterson, faculty member in the Health and Physical Education Program, and program colleagues have published an article, “SPEAK Out! Day with Future Teachers Taking the Lead” in the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Read the entire article here: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/wNUC77E7cWCSm7QsdmTf/full
Students in Parks and Recreation Management 255, Active Recreation & Leisure, volunteered at the Jackson County Healthy Living Festival on March 24, 2018. Students worked in groups to organize, instruct, and lead festival participants in a variety of family friendly games. Activities included Corn Hole, Twister, Horse Shoes, Spike Ball, Kan Jam, Disc Golf, Toss Across, and Waterfall Safety Awareness.