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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.


Ellie Blair Keynote Speaker at Caribbean Conference

Dr. Ellie Blair is the keynote speaker at the 2023 Caribbean Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (CAACS).  

Kayla Patterson with Others

HESA Student Kayla Patterson Awarded Future Scholar Award

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.   

Jamaican Teachers, Jamaican Schools: Life and Work in 21st Century Schools

Dr. Ellie Blair publishes book on Jamaican Teachers, Jamaican Schools

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.   

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Dogwood Health Trust Awards LEAF in ECE Grant to Birth-Kindergarten Program

Dogwood Health Trust Awards LEAF in ECE: Leadership, Equity, and Access Fellowship in Early Childhood Education Grant to Birth-Kindergarten Program for $868,885.  

PRM Students Win Big at RCRA

PRM Students Win Big at RCRA

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. Barrett-Tatum and Recent Graduate Present at ALER

Dr. Barrett-Tatum and Recent Graduate Present at ALER

Dr. Jennifer Barrett-Tatum presented research with a recent graduate, Daisy Stilwell (1st grade Catawba Co.), at the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers.   

STEP with WCU Students

STEP with WCU Students Visit Cullowhee Campus

WCU partners with Statesville High School for teaching mentorship program.  

WCU Psychology club

WCU Psychology Club Donates to HIGHTS

The WCU Psychology Club was able to make a substantial donation of needed goods to HIGHTS.  

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Two EOE Graduates Recently Publish Papers

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.  

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