Mary Deck, professor of counseling, received the 2008 Ruth McSwain Distinguished Professional Service Award for Outstanding Contributions to the School Counseling Profession, the highest award given by the North Carolina School Counselor Association.
Perry L. Schoon, senior associate dean of the College of Education at the University of Texas at Arlington, is the next dean of the College of Education and Allied Professions at Western Carolina University.
Western Carolina University junior Kerri Elizabeth Bernhardt has been named the Western Region Outstanding Mathematics Education Student for 2008 by the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Western Carolina University’s College of Education and Allied Professions has unveiled a new Web site designed to provide prospective teacher education students with the information they need to get them on the path to earning a degree in education.
A national search for the next dean of the College of Education and Allied Professions at Western Carolina University has narrowed to three finalists who will take part in a series of open sessions on campus as part of the selection process.
Friends and colleagues are creating a new scholarship fund in honor of Michael Dougherty, the soon-to-be-retiring dean of Western Carolina University’s College of Education and Allied Professions, to recognize his more than 30 years of service to the university.
The third time proved the charm for Western Carolina University’s College of Education and Allied Professions, 2007 co-winner of the Christa McAuliffe Excellence in Teacher Education Award presented annually by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.
Michael Dougherty (pictured), dean of the College of Education and Allied Professions at Western Carolina University since July 1998, will be stepping down from the position at the end of the 2007-08 academic year.
Ninety-one rising middle school students from Macon, Swain, Haywood and Jackson counties and from the Qualla Boundary of the Cherokee Indians participated in a two-week Pre-College Program at Western Carolina University designed to develop interests in science- and mathematics-based fields of higher education.