Faculty, Students Present at State Conference

UP PresentersStudents in the University Participant (UP) Program and students enrolled in SPED 315 joined Kelly Kelly, faculty in special education, in presenting at the NC Division on Career Development in Transition (NCDCDT) Conference in Greensboro on April 23, 2015. Presentations covered peer teaching of social skills, personal development, community living, and functional academics.

Organizations sponsoring Ban the ‘R-Word’ Rally

UP Program Features in Western Carolina Magazine

UP Alumnus Advocates in Washington DC

Kenneth DCUP graduate Kenneth Kelty traveled to Washington, DC to participate in Capitol Hill day with TASH (an organization that advocates for individuals with disabilities). Kenneth and his mother Jackie met with Representative George Holding (NC-13) to personally advocate for the ABLE Act which allows people with disabilities to set up tax free savings accounts for life expenses.  Rep. Holding mentioned Kelty and the UP Program at WCU in his floor speech in support of the act, which passed the House.

College Newsletter Released for Fall 2014

Hale, Shuler of UP Program Win Homecoming Titles