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In the College of Education and Allied Professions (CEAP), we are all about making a difference in the lives of others. We endeavor to develop #changemakers who impact the region as educators, administrators, and other professions, both in schools and other professional community settings.

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Educational Leadership Program Named CPED’s 2021 Program of the Year

Western Carolina University’s Educational Leadership Program as CPED’s 2021 Program of the Year.  


NC School Executive Leadership Program Receives $4.5 Million Grant

The University of North Carolina System announced that six System institutions are the recipients of recurring grants from the North Carolina Principal Fellows Program (NCPFP), including Western Carolina University.   


Educational Leadership Receives Program of Excellence Award

The Educational Leadership Program received the University Program of Excellence Award at the annual faculty and staff award ceremony.   

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Kelley Receives Inclusive Excellence Award

Dr. Kelly Kelley, Associate Professor of Special Education, has been named the recipient of the 2021 Inclusive Excellence Award.  

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Scales Published in Principles of Effective Literacy Instruction

Dr. Roya Scales, Professor Literacy Education, has published a book chapter in the book entitled, Principles of Effective Literacy Instruction, Grades K-5.  

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Dameron Selected as NCSSA Emerging Leader

Dr. Merry Leigh Dameron, faculty member in the counseling program, was selected as an NCSSA Emerging Leader.  

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Virtue Publishes Journal Article

Dr. Emily Virtue, faculty in the educational leadership program, has published an article in the Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education.   

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Crow, Hinnant-Crawford Publish Book

Drs. Robert Crow and Brandi Hinnant-Crawford, faculty in the educational leadership program have published a book.   

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Turlington Receives Excellence in Teaching Liberal Studies Award

Heidi Turlington, faculty of health and physical education, received the Excellence in Teaching Liberal Studies Award at the annual University Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards.   

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