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.
Kayla Patterson is a current student in the second-year cohort of the Higher Education Student Affairs program at Western Carolina University. She has a graduate assistantship in the Department of Residential Living. She was recently awarded the Future Scholar Award from The Academy of Leisure Sciences. This prestigious program supports potential Ph.D. students in the field of Leisure Studies through mentorship and action. Those designated as Future Scholars have gone on to have significant impacts on the cultural context of leisure.
Dr. Ellie Blair just published a book on Jamaica, "Jamaican Teachers, Jamaican Schools: Life and Work in 21st Century Schools." The book focuses on teacher leadership in Jamaica and summarizes research done in Jamaica during the last five years. The book is available from Information Age Publishing in January, 2023.
Dogwood Health Trust Awards LEAF in ECE: Leadership, Equity, and Access Fellowship in Early Childhood Education Grant to Birth-Kindergarten Program for $868,885.
The Parks and Recreation Management Program is happy to announce that all four of the PRM students that attended the national Resort and Commercial Recreation Association conference were awarded the RCRA student scholarship!
Dr. Jennifer Barrett-Tatum presented research with a recent graduate, Daisy Stilwell (1st grade Catawba Co.), at the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers.
WCU partners with Statesville High School for teaching mentorship program.
The WCU Psychology Club was able to make a substantial donation of needed goods to HIGHTS.
Two M.S. in Experiential and Outdoor Education graduates (May 2022) recently published papers in a special issue of the Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education and Leadership.
Professor of Experiential and Outdoor Education and Parks and Recreation Management recently served as a guest lecturer in two face-to-face graduate courses at Clemson University.