About the Authors
Tim Blekicki comes from Sylva, North Carolina. He is a senior at Western Carolina University pursuing a degree in Secondary Education Social Science. Tim is also minoring in History and Political Science. He plans to teach History at the high school level following graduation.
Heather Cyre comes from Jacksonville, Florida. She graduated Whoís Who in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Womenís Studies from Mars Hill College in North Carolina. Heather is currently working on her Master of Arts in Public History at Western Carolina University. Upon completion, she plans to enter the field of museum curation.
Jennifer Fox is from Canton, North Carolina. She is currently a senior at Western Carolina University pursuing a degree in Secondary Education Social Science. Jennifer plans to teach high school after graduation. She later plans to work toward a Masters degree to fulfill her educational goals.
Lorie Holter is from Whittier, North Carolina and is a graduate student at Western Carolina University studying Public History. Lorie received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1990 from the University of New Hampshire. She is currently working on a historical editing project with Cashiers and Jackson County, North Carolina historical societies. She is a member of the Phi Alpha Theta honor society. Lorie plans to finish her Master of Arts in Public History by December of 2003.
Josh Lynch comes from Franklin, North Carolina. He is currently a senior at Western Carolina University working toward a degree in Elementary Education. In addition, Josh is working on a minor DHA in History. Following graduation, he plans to pursue a Masters degree.
Susan Moody is a graduate student at Western
Carolina University working on a Master of Arts in American History
with a concentration in Public History. She comes from Savannah,
Colette Nevius hails from Raleigh, North Carolina. She is a senior working toward a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences at Western Carolina University. After graduation, Colette plans to enter the field of Foreign Missions.
David Smith lives in Cullowhee, North Carolina. David received his Bachelor of Science in History from Western Carolina University. He works as a Computer Consultant at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching.
Jason Yonce is a sophomore majoring in European History with a minor in Creative Writing at Western Carolina University. He comes from Andrews, North Carolina. After graduation, Jason plans to pursue graduate studies in either American History or Fiction Writing in Seattle, Washington or Hayward, California. Jason has seven years background experience in doing local histories and genealogy in Western North Carolina and Northeast Georgia.
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