Graduate Education Summit set for Feb. 16

The annual Graduate Education Summit will be held at Western Carolina University on Thursday, Feb. 16, with the theme “Enriching the Graduate Student Experience Through Scholarship, Research and Applied Learning.”

The summit will be held from noon until 2 p.m. in the Blue Ridge Conference Room.

WCU Provost Alison Morrison-Shetlar and Graduate School Dean Brian Kloeppel will provide opening remarks for the event. A working lunch and panel discussion will feature James Costa, executive director of Highlands Biological Station; John Connet, city manager of Hendersonville; Bert Holmes, Philip G. Carson Distinguished Chair at the University of North Carolina Asheville; Leigh Ann Highsmith, nurse educator for Charles George Veterans Affairs Medical Center; and Pamela Mims, associate dean of research for the Clemmer College of Education at East Tennessee State University.

Break-out sessions will close the summit from 1:30 to 2 p.m.

For more information, contact Sharon McGee, associate dean of WCU’s Graduate School and professor of English, at or 828-227-3173.