A Western Carolina University faculty member who regularly wins praise from students and colleagues for the knowledge and passion that illuminates her teaching has been named one of the best teachers in The University of North Carolina system.
Howard Lee, chairman of the N.C. State Board of Education, told members of Western Carolina University’s board of trustees that they should feel proud to serve in leadership roles at what he called “a cutting-edge university.”
Recreational therapy – sounds like fun, doesn’t it? Well it can be at times, but it’s also hard work. Just ask the ten Western graduates who took the rigorous national certification exam this past reporting period and passed. The professional certification exam was developed by the Educational Testing Service (ETS, the folks who bring you the College Boards) and the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification.
Erin K. McNelis, assistant professor of mathematics and computer science at Western Carolina University, is the third faculty member to be accepted into Project NExT, a nationally competitive program for new professors who hold doctoral degrees in mathematics.
Rhonda Decker of Asheville, a senior in the clinical laboratory sciences program at Western Carolina University, is the recipient of a $1,500 scholarship award from the Alpha Mu Tau honor society of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.