College of Education News

April 2015

April Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Precious Mudiwa

April 8, 2015 - Dr. Precious Mudiwa, school administration associate professor in the Department of Leadership and Educational Studies, truly knows the value of an education. “I escaped poverty because of education."  A citizen of Zimbabwe, Precious taught history and Shona (the native language) in a high school there for 14 years. She also served as senior mistress, the equivalent of the assistant principal, and head of both the history and Shona departments. “Schools in Zimbabwe have an... [more]

March 2015

Over 220 RCOE Scholars Recognized at the 2015 Scholarship Reception

March 26, 2015- The Reich College of Education held its annual scholarship reception March 20th, recognizing undergraduate and graduate student scholarship recipients and the donors who funded them. More than $400,000 in scholarship aid was awarded to about 220 students during the 2014-15 academic year. Dr. Robin Groce, interim dean, and Dr. David Wiley, associate dean, led the ceremony. Three students spoke to demonstrate their gratitude to the many donors in the College. These students... [more]

Reading Clinic named for Reich College of Education benefactor Pat A. Anderson

March 20, 2015 Boone —A reading clinic at Appalachian State University that helps children improve their reading skills has been named in honor of university benefactor Pat A. Anderson of Taylorsville. A major contribution to the clinic was made by Anderson's daughters through the TSH Charitable Foundation to honor their mother. Anderson is a member of Appalachian's Board of Visitors and a former member of the Reich College of Education Advancement Board. The clinic is located in the Reich... [more]

Alumna Recognized in DC as 2014 North Carolina Assistant Principal of the Year

March 3, 2015 - Leigh Walters, a graduate of Appalachian and an assistant principal at Wiley Middle School, was honored last year as the North Carolina Assistant Principal of the Year in Washington, DC as part of the NASSP/Virco National and State Assistant Principals of the Year Program. During her time in DC, Walters spent a day on Capitol Hill meeting with local legislators to discuss education legislation and its impact on schools. Walters met with North Carolina United States Senator... [more]

RCOE Spring 2015 Newsletter

March 2, 2015 - The spring 2015 Reich College of Education newsletter is now available. Click the newsletter cover below to read more about our amazing students, faculty, and staff.    [more]

February 2015

Dr. Theresa Redmond Recently Published in the Middle School Journal

February 26, 2015 - Dr. Theresa Redmond, assistant professor in the Reich College of Education, was recently published in the Middle School Journal. Follow the link to read her article entitled "Media literacy is common sense: Bridging common core standards with the media experiences of digital learners." [more]

International Post Doctoral Student Welcomed into the RCOE

February 26, 2015 - Dr. Armenuhi Avagyan is the dean of special education faculty in the Armenian State Pedagogical University in Armenia. She is joining the Reich College of Education as part of the University Administration Support Program of the International Research Exchange (IREX) organization.  Armenuhi was selected for this 8-week program and traveled to the United States, spending her first four days at the IREX’s headquarters in Washington, DC before traveling to Boone to... [more]

January 2015

RCOE Advancement Board Member Honored with the North Carolina Excellence in Teaching Award

January 29, 2015 - The NC Community College System (NCCCS) has given John Neathery, Alamance Community College instructor, its highest award as the top community college instructor in North Carolina. This is the first time that an instructor from Alamance Community College has been honored with the North Carolina Excellence in Teaching Award. North Carolina has 58 community colleges and each nominates an instructor for consideration. ACC has had a few instructors in the past who reached the... [more]

February Alumni Spotlight: Jennifer Walker '14

 February 1, 2015 - Meet Jennifer Walker. Jennifer graduated in 2014 with a dual master’s degree in Business Administration and Higher Education with a concentration in teaching. Having received her undergraduate degree in 2007 in Communications from Appalachian, Jennifer moved to Chapel Hill to pursue a career in graphic design and marketing. “I loved my job, but I wanted something more,” said Jennifer. “After some reflection, I decided that I wanted to teach in higher education.... [more]

Film Brings in Big Crowd for Native American History Month

 January 13, 2015 - Appalachian State University's Greenbrier Theater was nearly filled to capacity as the film "The Cherokee Word for Water" had its campus premiere in honor of Native American History Month. The Gadugi Program, a partnership between Appalachian State and Cherokee Central Schools, sponsored the film, which depicts the true-life and inspiring story of Wilma Mankiller. Gadugi members Joi Owle, Kayla Pheasant, and E.J. Carroll assisted with the presentation of the film.... [more]
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