Fall - October 2011 - Volume 17
THE CATAWBA PRIDE MARCHING BAND MAKING SWEET MUSIC (WITH SEVEN WEST SCHOLARS IN THE MIX)
The Catawba Pride Marching Band offered an exhibition on Friday, August 12 on the Catawba College
practice field near the Whitley Softball Field off of Lantz Avenue. Fans of the Pride were encouraged to begin
arriving and bring lawnchairs around 5 p.m., and the exhibition began at 5:30
p.m. The Pride, which includes
winds, percussion and color guard (flags), is under the direction of Jay
Meachum, Pride director; Peter Zlotnick, percussion instructor; Liz Crawford,
color guard instructor; and Dr. Steve Etters, director of bands for Catawba. Members of the Pride spent the week of
August 8th in band camp, learning show music, stand music, and
field drills between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. daily.
Catawba Pride Band Camp (August 2011)
Members of the Catawba PRIDE Marching Band participated in band camp in early August, learning show music, stand music, and field drills. Photos by Cory Kluttz
Freshmen West Scholars, Nick Rodriguez, Chris Money, Zach Veitenheimer and Patrick Karriker.
Nick Rodriguez, Chris Money Cherokee Blackmon and Brent Messenger
Brent Messenger Zach Vietenheimer and Nick Rodriguez
Catawba Pride - West Scholars
Drum Major/: Senior, ’08 Cohort Scholar, Brent Messenger, Kannapolis, NC
Drumline: Freshman, ’11 Cohort Scholar, Cherokee Blackmon, China Grove, NC
Tuba: Freshman, ’11 Cohort Scholar, Patrick Karriker, Manchester, PA
Trumpet: Freshman, ’11 Cohort Scholar, Taylor Lee, Kannapolis, NC
Tenor Saxophone: Freshman, 11’ Cohort Scholar, Chris Money, King, NC
Tenor Saxophone: Freshman, ’11 Cohort Scholar, Nick Rodriguez, Dunn, NC
Tuba: Freshman, ’11
Cohort Scholar, Zach Veitenheimer, Tobaccoville, NC
By: Sarah Pisciuneri, Charlotte.News14.com
NOTE: Brent Messenger, ’08 Scholar, from Kannapolis, NC is interviewed in this video. Brent is the Drum Major with the Catawba Pride Marching Band.
While most North Carolina colleges are cutting back in this tough economic time, one is expanding its music program. Salisbury-based Catawba College is calling their recent expansion an investment in the future. When the Catawba Indians hit the football field this fall, they will be joined by the Catawba PRIDE, a full marching band, something the college hasn't seen since the 1960s. "I think it's a blessing because it shows the confidence that our trustees and the administration at Catawba College have in what we're doing," said Catawba College's Marching Band Director Jay Meachum. Read more...
WHAT SCHOLARS ARE DOING!
The annual Club Fair was held between 5 and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24 in Leonard Lounge of the Cannon Student Center. The event was an opportunity for students to get involved. Many clubs on campus set-up tables and displays about their organizations trying to generate interest in their club among students, particularly first-year students. The event was organized by the Inter Club Council on campus. Representing the SNCAE Club table were West Scholars Brittany Myers, ’09 Scholar (president of SNCAE), Heather Cheek, ’09 Scholar, and Cristin Ritchie, ’10 Scholar.
MYERS CHEEK RITCHIE
“MY SUMMER OF SERVICE”
The Lilly Center for Vocation and Values held a program entitled “My Summer of Service” in the Tom Smith Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 15, 2011. The program featured presentations by the 2011 Lilly Center Summer Interns, who served in positions with a total of 18 different nonprofit organizations this past summer. Students shared highlights from their experiences and entertained questions from the audience. This program provided an excellent opportunity for the Catawba College community to learn more about the Lilly Center Summer Internship Program. Participating were sixteen students and the nonprofit organizations in which they served - including the following West Scholars:
Casey Baucom, ’09 West Scholar – Partners in Learning Child Development Center
Lizzle Davis, ’09 West Scholar – The Center for Faith and the Arts
Bridgett Henderson, ’08 West Scholar – Shepherd’s Watch Summer Day Camp
Julie Gilley, ’08 West Scholar – The Children’s Center of Surry County
BAUCOM DAVIS HENDERSON GILLEY
The FREE T-shirt that keeps on giving!
Beginning Tuesday, September 6, 2011, Volunteer Catawba will distribute FREE t-shirts to all interested students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees, clubs and athletic teams. In exchange for the t-shirt, they are asking only that the shirt recipient make a commitment to devote at least 4 hours to serving others during this academic year. There are a variety of service opportunities across campus and in the surrounding community. Recipients of the T-Shirts provide their contact information and the types of volunteerism they are interested in. The front of each shirt bears the following inscription:
One campus. One Community. One world.
Jay Laurens (Coordinator of Outreach Programs – Lilly Center for Vocation and Values), Jessica Gaskill (Volunteer Catawba Student Coordinator), Jackie Hodgson (Volunteer Catawba Student Coordinator, and Aubrey Barton (Volunteer Catawba Student Coordinator)
’09 West Scholar, Salisbury, NC
Junior Marshals Commissioned
The Commissioning Ceremony for the 2011-2012 Day Program Catawba College Junior Marshals was held on Wednesday, August 24th at 5:00 p.m. in the Hurley Room of the Cannon Student Center. A List of the 2011-2012 Day Program Junior Marshals included three West Scholars; Amelia Baity, ’09 Scholar, Hamptonville, NC, Elizabeth (Lizzle) Davis, ’09 Scholar, East Bend, NC, and Christina Faircloth, ’09 Scholar, Belmont, NC. It should be noted that Kylie Beinke and Hannah Fisher were also commissioned and they are also students in the Catawba Teacher Education program. Congratulations to all!
It was cloudy and humid on the Catawba College campus on Saturday, August 13, but that did not stop resolute first-year students, with their families in tow, from moving into their residence halls. Although some students had already staked their claims on campus earlier in the week, including athletes, resident assistants, and members of the Catawba Pride Marching Band, the influx of first-year students will help fill the residence halls to capacity. As remaining upperclassmen move in between now and the first day of classes on Wednesday, August 17, 731 students will be housed on campus, up from 642 in the fall of 2010. West Scholar Alphas, Heather Cheek (2nd from left) and Suzy Williams (2nd from right)
Nick Rodriguez, West Scholar, of Dunn, NC, moved in on August 8 so he could participate in band camp. He noted that his mother was on her way back to campus for orientation activities. "I'll get to see my mom cry her eyes out again when she leaves me for the second time this week," he joked. "She did it on Monday when she left me and she'll probably do it again. She and I have always been really close." Rodriguez got to know Catawba when he attended Tar Heel Boys' State on campus during his junior year in high school. He came back to Catawba to participate in Boys' State again this summer as one of its counselors. He enters Catawba as a West Scholar in the Academy for Teaching and plans a career in education. To read the full article: http://www.catawba.edu/news/archive/2011/08/15/movein2011.aspx
Catawba Singers Take on Europe
Forty-two Catawba College students, members of the Catawba Singers, returned May 25, 2011, from a 10-day trip to Europe that included stops in four different countries. Two are West Scholars - Sophomore, Allison Andrews, ’10 West Scholar of Sherrills Ford, NC and Junior, Aubrey Barton, ’09 West Scholar of Salisbury, NC
CATAWBA ATHLETICS NEWS
(8/25/11) CATAWBA ATHLETICS WEBSITE
Men's Soccer to Open Home Season With White Out Event
The Catawba College Men's Soccer Team is hosting its second annual "White Out at the Frock" on Saturday, September 3rd as the Indians play host to Conference Carolinas foe Mount Olive College at 7:00 p.m. The 2011 home opener is a rematch of a 1-0 win for the Indians last year in Mount Olive, NC, and is the first home sporting event for Catawba for the 2011-12 year. ’10 West Scholar, Kyle Griewisch, Banner Elk, NC is a Soccer team member to follow.
(8/18/11)CATAWBA ATHLETICS WEBSITE
Women's Soccer Picked For Fifth in SAC; Conte & DiMarco Named Preseason All-SAC
ROCK HILL, SC -- Catawba was tabbed fifth in the 2011 South Atlantic Conference women’s soccer preseason poll as announced by the league office on Thursday. Catawba played sophomore Juliana Conte (Hampton, Ontario, CANADA/Holy Trinity Catholic) and senior Marissa DiMarco (Voorhees, NJ/Eastern HS) on the preseason All-SAC second team. Anna Toole, ’10 West Scholar from Simpsonville, SC is a women’s soccer team member to watch.
(8/16/11) catawba athletics website
Volleyball Picked Fourth; Whitmer and Meeks Earn Preseason Honors
ROCK HILL, SC -- Catawba is ranked fourth in the preseason South Atlantic Conference coaches’ poll which was released by the league office on Tuesday. Coming off last season’s 14-13, 9-9 record, the Catawba garnered one first-place vote in the poll. Junior Kaitlyn Whitmer (Ferrum, VA/Franklin Co. HS) and senior Shay Meeks, ’08 West Scholar (Kings Mountain, NC/Kings Mountain HS) earned spots in the preseason All-SAC teams. Read the full article: http://gocatawbaindians.com/article.asp?articleID=4536
Shay Meeks in action!
WEST SCHOLAR ALUMNI NEWS
Congratulations again, to our ’07 Cohort of West Scholars as they journey forward, in this first year out of college. We will follow their progress with great pride.
Alexa Baird - (Plainfield, NJ) – is teaching fourth grade at Central Elementary in Jackson, NC through the Teach for America program. Alexa sent us a lengthy and very heart felt email about her experiences thus far with Teach for America, that included her entire summer of preparation for becoming a teacher in the fall. Her email has the makings of a remarkable journal. We’ve asked her to continue and hope she will find the time to do just that. Alexa has agreed to allow us to share some of her email with our readers in future newsletters.
Kelli Ferguson – (Raleigh, NC) - is teaching seventh grade math and coaching at East Millbrook Magnet Middle School in Raleigh, NC. Kelli stopped by the office in late August just for a quick visit. She said she’d been working to arrange her classroom and was really looking forward to the beginning of her first year as a teacher.
Stephanie Hill – (China Grove, NC) – is affiliated with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
Tyler Howe – (Salisbury, NC) – is the chorus and band director at Salisbury High School, Salisbury, NC. READ THE SALISBURY POST ARTICLE THAT FOLLOWS.
Zach Poole – (Salisbury, NC) - is attending law school.
Laura Ritchie – (Salisbury, NC) – is teaching language arts and social studies at North Rowan Middle School, Spencer, NC. Laura emailed us with her news and was thrilled to say she was getting into her classroom right away for preparation.
Philip Russ – (Lawndale, NC) – notified us (following the last newsletter) that he has accepted a position at West Lincoln High School and declined the offer at Casar Elementary. Phil is teaching physical education, health, team sports, and weightraining, and he will also be coaching football, assisting wrestling, and coaching either baseball or softball in the spring. Phil says , “I just wanted to keep you up to date with what I am doing.”
Blair Sanders – (Mt. Pleasant, NC) – is teaching fifth grade at Cornelius Elementary School, Cornelius, NC. Blair also contacted us after the last newsletter, to say that her only complaint is that her “feet hurt and that she’s working very hard” to stay in sync with the wonderful seasoned teachers she has met at Cornelius Elementary.
Elizabeth Sloop – (Salisbury, NC) - is teaching Kindergarten at Granite Quarry Elementary School, Granite Quarry, NC. Elizabeth stopped by the office to say hello, take care of some paperwork, and head out on dozens of errands in mid-August. She had her car packed full of school supplies and items to decorate her classroom. She is extremely excited about being a first year teacher!
Hannah Thomas - (Robbins, NC)
- is teaching PE at SanLee Middle School in Sanford, NC.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Tyler Howe is a 2011 Catawba College graduate and ’07 West Scholar, while his brother, Andrew, graduated in 2007.
By Mark Wineka, Salisbury Post, Contact Mark at 704-797-4263, or email@example.com
Tyler Howe (left in the red) - ’07 West Scholar and his brother Andrew before the North Rowan and Salisbury High School football game. Tyler is the new band director at Salisbury High and Andrew is the band director at North Rowan. Their father, Keith Howe, was long time band director at North Rowan High and is now at North Rowan Middle school. The brothers joined their rival bands together for the playing of the National Anthem before the ball game. ALL Photos in this article by Jon C. Lakey, courtesy of the Salisbury Post.
Tyler Howe and his brother Andrew talk before the North Rowan and Salisbury High School football game. Tyler Howe and his father Keith Howe put their hands over their hearts as Andrew Howe directs the North Rowan and Salisbury High bands in the National Anthem. The three Howes are all Band directors.
SPENCER, NC — This is a story about bands of brothers. And a father.
During pre-game festivities Friday night, the Salisbury and North Rowan high school bands performed together. A cool thing, but even cooler when you know that the bands are directed by brothers — Tyler Howe (’07 West Scholar) at Salisbury and Andrew Howe at North Rowan. Both are in their first years at those respective positions. Both are Catawba College graduates. Both were once drum majors at North Rowan High School. And both are sons of Keith Howe, who has been a band director at middle schools and high schools in Rowan County for 31 years. “He really tried to get us to do other things,” Andrew, 26, says of his father. “He said we were too smart to be band directors.” This summer Keith Howe has worn out the streets between Spencer and Salisbury, lending his expertise and experience to both sons. He describes his boys as “wise beyond their years.” How could they not be, having grown up as band rats, then later assisting their father when he was band director at North Rowan? “They know what’s going on big time,” says Keith, now band director at North Rowan Middle School. “I’m trying not to interfere. It is cool, though.”
Tyler Howe, 22, said he grew up going to band camps, parades, competitions and games where his father’s bands performed. “It’s where I’ve been and what I’ve known,” he says. But the Howe men — Keith included — say the biggest influence in directing the boys toward careers as band directors may have been their mother, Wyna. She insisted that her sons take piano lessons as children, participate in middle school band for three years and perform at least one year in the high school band. “That was non-negotiable,” Wyna Howe says. Claiming that years of research back her up, Wyna strongly believes that kids who learn music do better in school and on standardized tests. And playing music and being part of a band, she adds, teaches math, spatial orientation, teamwork and discipline.
Wyna Howe is making the same demands of the brothers’ little sister, Madison, who is an eighth-grader at North Rowan Middle School. In sixth and seventh grades, her big brother Andrew was her band director. This year, Madison’s father is her band leader. All three Howe children are trumpet players, by the way. A graduate of Pfeiffer University, Keith Howe served as band director at East Rowan High for 18 years; China Grove Middle School, two years; North Rowan Middle School, three years; and North Rowan High, the past eight years. He was called into the North Rowan High job back in 2003 as a last-minute replacement days before school started, and he built a strong band program from there. Interestingly, Andrew never had his father as a band director in either middle school or high school, while Tyler had Keith as his band director for seven consecutive years. Now Keith Howe is back at North Rowan Middle, having made way for Andrew to take over at the high school. Middle school is all about teaching when it comes to band, the Howes say, while high school is more about performing. “I enjoy doing it,” Keith says about lasting three decades in the work. “It’s fun getting paid, doing what you like to do.” Tyler Howe says his father fought for the North Rowan High band program because it wasn’t where it needed to be when he took over. “Now I’m battling the exact same things he fought for at North,” Tyler says of taking over the Salisbury High program, which has only 40 members. A turnover in band directors over recent years has jaded the students a bit and made it a rebuilding process, Tyler says. “It’s a challenge,” he adds. “For me, it’s a new group of students who have really had an unfortunate go of it. It’s tough having to remind myself every day that these kids may be giving me all they have and all they’re willing to give right now.” But he says his band members are learning every time out.
Andrew Howe taught band for a year at Brawley Middle School in Iredell County, followed by three years at North Rowan Middle School. He had entered Catawba College as a history major, thinking he would teach or go to law school, but he graduated in music after realizing it was something he couldn’t live without. Andrew is thrilled with the support from the school’s band boosters and describes his 70-member band as young, sprinkled with many new faces. They already have survived two hot weeks of band camp, during which most days went from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Andrew is aiming for their first halftime performance at East Rowan High next week. The Howe brothers know that band directors have many behind-the-scenes duties that involve budgeting, purchasing, scheduling practices, arranging buses and the like. Andrew drove down to Gaston County earlier in the week, just to pick up the right flags for North. The administrative part aside, they both compare band directing to coaching. “We want the same out of our musicians,” Tyler says, “as a coach wants out of his star quarterback every night.” Wyna Howe says all three Howe men have a passion for kids. “This is more than just a job to them,” she says. “This is something they lose sleep over.” Wyna said she is surprised, on one hand, that the boys became band directors after they grew up seeing how frustrating a profession it can be at times. Also, in today’s world, when arts programs are often the first thing school systems cut, band directing may not provide a secure future, Wyna adds. But her sons, from the time they were infants, could direct and keep a drum beat. “I felt a long time ago,” Wyna says, “that it was a calling for both of them.” The Howe men are a close-knit bunch. Beyond all their band duties over the years, they have been coaches, referees and umpires together. They also share strong allegiances to Carolina Panthers football and Duke University basketball. Andrew Howe says his father tends to understate his importance and influence on them both, especially in their first years as band directors. “It’s like having your own personal mentor,” he says. Pretty cool.
TEACHER EDUCATION NEWS
One is a Toastmaster and has authored four books, including one entitled, "Cows Are People Too: Lessons from Someone Out Standing in the Field." One signed his employment contract in Borneo and left his job at the Smithsonian Institution to come to Catawba College. Another is a nationally certified athletic trainer with a keen personal interest in motorsports. Then, there is one who can solve a Rubik's Cube in just two minutes and is interested in studying the sociology of religion. Catawba College welcomes four new faculty members this academic year and their interests are as diverse as their academic disciplines. We will focus on the two individuals who are affiliated with the Goodman School of Education and PE!
Dr. Tom Appenzeller – Associate Professor of Sport Management
You might say that Dr. Tom Appenzeller inherited his academic interest in Sport Law. His father, Herb Appenzeller, a coach and athletic director at Guilford College for 31 years, actually authored the first book in the United States on Sport Law in 1970. "Listening to his stories and coming under his influence were big factors in my own interest in Sport Law developing." Appenzeller says Sport Law has evolved since he researched and wrote his dissertation on the topic of Youth Sport in 1986. "I spent a year at William and Mary Law School trying to find cases and I probably didn't find a dozen," he recalls. "Back then, people didn't sue volunteer coaches or recreation departments. Now if I look for cases, I can probably find 10 just from today. We're dealing with the same issues at the youth level that we are dealing with at the high school and college levels – gender issues, drug abuse, bullying, hazing, injuries, and eligibility – all of these topics have morphed down to the youth level." A native of Greensboro, Appenzeller earned his bachelor's degree in History Education from Presbyterian College, his master's of education degree in History Education from UNC Greensboro, his master's of science degree in Sport Management from the University of Massachusetts, and his doctorate in Physical Education from UNC Greensboro. Today, he has four books to his credit: "Successful Sport Management" (third edition); "Youth Sport and the Law: A Guide to Legal Issues;" "Sports and the Courts;" and "Cows Are People Too: Lessons from Someone Out Standing in the Field." He comes to Catawba after 22 years at Wingate University where he served as an Assistant Professor of Sport Management, Coordinator of the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, a Spivey Professor, and finally, an Associate Professor of Sport Management. His prior work experience includes serving as Assistant Athletic Director at Chowan College; Athletic Director of Riverheads High School in Staunton, Va.; Head Football and Track Coach at Elkin High School in Elkin and East Montgomery High School in Biscoe, N.C.; and Sports Information Director at Presbyterian College. Appenzeller says he crossed off the only thing on his bucket list when he visited the Alamo several years ago. "Being able to be there, I thought, was a great experience. It wasn't quite the Walt Disney story, but it was fascinating – you really don't know what happened to those guys and how they died." A charter member of the Union County Toastmasters, Appenzeller says his Toastmasters' experience has helped him evaluate student presentations in class. "I use what I've learned in Toastmasters to give my students ideas or tips for their oral presentations." He also enjoys musical concerts and plays, and is a longtime season ticketholder to Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte. "My interest in Broadway type shows began when I took a group of students to London and we saw a performance of 'Cats.' I was blown away by the professionalism and the quality of the performance."
Dr. James W. Hand - Assistant Professor of Athletic Training & Director of Athletic Training Education
Dr. James Hand says that although motorsports is a personal interest of his, sports medicine is his passion. He believes that the more opportunities students have to participate in service learning and project-based learning within the sports medicine field, "the better providers (better citizens) they will become." This California native, who considers Camarillo as his hometown, traveled to the Midwest to earn two of his degrees. He received his bachelor's degree in Recreation Management with a minor in Sports Medicine from Culver-Stockton College and his master's degree in Physical Education from Ohio University. He returned to California, to California Lutheran University to earn his doctorate of Education in Education Leadership. Hand leaves a position at Winston-Salem State University as an Assistant Professor of Motorsport Management to join the faculty at Catawba. His prior teaching experience includes five years at California Lutheran University serving first as Coordinator of Clinical Education and later, as Director of the Athletic Training Education Program, and five years at Wingate University serving first as Instructor in Sports Medicine and Assistant Athletic Trainer, then Director of Athletic Training Services and an Instructor, and finally as Director of Athletic Training Education Program. Hand notes that he is proud of the opportunity he had at Winston-Salem State University to help develop the first Bachelor of Science degree in Motorsports Management in the country. Since 2010, Hand has served as editor of "International Journal of Motorsport Management." He has also published a wide variety of scholarly articles and made numerous presentations related to motorsports. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association and a member of the N.C. Athletic Trainer's Association. Although he has traveled with his students on educational trips to China (during the Beijing Olympics), London, France, Canada, and Barbados, Hand says that there are a few items on his bucket list that he hopes to cross off in the future. These items include travel to Rome and Spain, salmon fishing in the Canadian mountains, and backpacking in Yukon, Alaska. Hand enjoys spending time camping, hiking, boating and other outdoor activities with his wife, Kelli, and children Amber, 12, and Cody, 10.
Full article available at the Catawba Website, Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 9:54 AM
EDITOR'S NOTE: Katie Earl Etters is a 2010 Catawba College graduate who majored in Elementary Education (K-6). Etter's father is among the music faculty at Catawba. Source: SalisburyPost.com
When the calendar turns to
August, children, teachers and parents know all too well it's time for school
again. Even now there are children moaning and groaning, while at the same
time their parents are in the background trying to hide laughter. For many, it's
a time of rejoicing, while for others it's a time of fear and trepidation.
It's a given, though, that first-year teachers are excited. They're excited
about not only having the chance to teach, but also about finally getting
still remember my first paycheck like it was yesterday. I was a kindergarten
teacher at Cleveland Elementary School and couldn't get to the bank fast
enough with my one-month's salary of $600. At least now first-year teachers
make a little more money each month. Not
only that, but first-year teachers have the advantage of technology not
available even just a few years ago. While it's true modern technology has
opened up many opportunities for learning, Dawn Fox, the media specialist at
Knollwood, has some advice for first-year teachers in which they only need
pencils and paper. Her advice is to start a journal. Dawn says, "I wish
I had kept a journal because many of the cute things children did or said
over my 27-year career have long been forgotten." Last year at Hanford-Dole, I had the
pleasure of getting to know two first-year teachers, Kati Earl Etters and Jessica Deal. When they brought their
classes to music each week, they always had control of their classes like a
seasoned teacher might, expecting and getting respect in return, with
students ready to learn. Read more...
Spartanburg Day School in
Spartanburg, South Carolina announced its new faculty and staff members for
the 2011-2012 school year. Among the new hires is Catawba College alumnus Ken
Winslow, who will be teaching physical education in the lower and middle
schools and will be the varsity boy's soccer head coach. Winslow majored in Physical Education
and Recreation at Catawba.
By Sarah Campbell, salisburypost.com (published 8/18/11)
In a sense, Catawba College alumna and China Grove native Tammy Tutterow is coming home. Sure, she never left the area. But when she graduated from South Rowan High School in 1992 she wasn’t exactly expecting to come back, to the school that is. But this fall, Tutterow will start her teaching career by launching to school’s first marketing program. Read more...
Photos courtesy of Sarah Campbell / Salisbury Post
First year teacher Tammy Tutterow, Catawba graduate, (above) sifts through posters for her classroom Wednesday. Tutterow is getting her classrom ready for her career management and marketing classes this fall. Matt Moore, Catawba graduate (above) a first year teacher at Koontz Elementary, places spiral notebooks on each students' desk. The recent Catawba College graduate will be teaching fourth grade.
Athletic Training Education Program
The Goodman School of Education and PE is pleased to
announce that its Athletic Training Education Program has received full
continuing accreditation from CAATE; our next accreditation visit will take
place in 2020. Congratulations are in
order for our faculty, staff, and students for this remarkable
achievement. This news comes on the
heels of our learning that 100% of our ATE students last year passed the
is one of only 20 North Carolina public and private institutions included in Forbes' "America's Top Colleges 2011," and
is ranked 476 among the 650 best undergraduate colleges. The Forbes' rankings were prepared by the Center for College
Affordability and Productivity, a Washington, D.C. think tank founded by Ohio
University economist Richard Vedder. The rankings focus on post graduation
success (30%) which evaluates pay and prominence of alumni; student
satisfaction (27.5%) which includes evaluations of professors and retention
rates from freshman to sophomore year; debt (17.5%) which penalizes schools
for high student debt loads and default rates; four-year graduation rate
(17.5%); and competitive awards (7.5%) which rewards schools whose students
win prestigious scholarships and fellowships such as the Fulbright, the
Rhodes, and the Marshall.
For four consecutive years, Catawba College has been named one of the nation's Best Music Schools by In Tune magazine. Catawba was one of only 45 institutions included in the magazine's listing of The Best Music Schools of 2012. Catawba offers a bachelor's degree in Music with concentrations in Music Business, Music Education, Music Performance, Popular Music and Sacred Music, and offers a bachelor's degree in Musical Theatre. In Tune's Best Music Schools for 2012 special feature was included in the October 2011 edition of the magazine. The publication is a classroom magazine for music students, grades 7-12. In Tune was founded in 2003 by veteran Billboard, Forbes and Business Week publishing executive Irwin Kornfeld, former Musician, EQ and Gig magazines publisher Angelo Biasi, and Grammy-winning music producer Will Edwards.
A new recruiting season is underway! Please spread the word about Catawba College and the Teacher Education Department, Academy for Teaching and the wonderful West Scholars Program!
- West Scholars All Cohort Mixer
Thursday, Sept. 15th @ 11:00 a.m.
- West Scholars ’11 Cohort Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 4th @ 11:00 a.m.
- SNCAE Pinning Ceremony
Wednesday, Oct. 12th @ 7:00 p.m.
Omwake Dearborn Chapel
- West Scholars ’11 Cohort Retreat
Sat., Oct. 15th – Tue., Oct. 18th
- Homecoming and Family Weekend
Fri., Oct. 21st – Sun., Oct. 23rd
Our Scholar profile this month will be all the West Scholars who are beginning their student teaching .
Some of our West Scholars are beginning their student teaching during the fall semester. Here are their names and their student teaching placements:
Jessica Clark, Salisbury,
NC, Elementary Education – student
teaching at Bostian Elementary.
Julie Gilley, Dobson, NC, Social Studies – student teaching at East Rowan
Alanna Hantho, Great Falls,
VA, Elementary Education – student
teaching at Millbridge Elementary.
Samantha Lackey, Seville,
OH, Elementary Education – student
teaching at Millbridge Elementary.
Alecia Marsha (Shay) Meeks,
Kings Mountain, NC, Elementary
Education – student teaching at Hanford Dole Elementary.
Sarah Morse, North Berwick,
ME, Elementary Education – student
teaching at Koontz Elementary.
Stephanie Riddle, Faith, NC, English and Language Arts – student teaching at Erwin Middle School.
Have a wonderful student teaching experience!
More than 120 members of the Class of 2015 participated in this year's Freshman Retreats sponsored by the Lilly Center for Vocation and Values. Participants hailed from as far away as New York, Kentucky and Georgia, and closer to home around all parts of N.C. The students were joined by more than 40 members of the Catawba faculty and staff and members of the Lilly Center Retreat Leadership Corps (RLC), who planned and led activities helping the students get to know one another and achieve a comfort level for the new college experience. The following photographs show a few of our freshmen West Scholars as they enjoy their retreat experiences.
June – Freshman Retreat
Patrick Karriker wearing the red shirt in the center of the photo.
Patrick again with Jay Laurens of the Lilly Center.
Freshman Sydney Smith.
Taylor Lee enjoying a little down time before interactive excercises.
Cherokee Blackmon talks with a listening Patrick Karriker, as they meet for the first time.
Taylor Lee enjoying conversation during
August – Freshman Retreat
On the second row, left, is Jamie Gynn, and seated on the row just behind her is Michelle Newberger. They’ve just arrived and the fun is continuing.
Justin Morris lounges between activities. He’s in the center of the photo in the dark shirt.
Gareth Cobb, standing and participating in one of the many activities led by Dr. Clapp and his team.
That is Justin Morris again, and this is actually an exercise and not just a cool sip of soda.
Mentor, and West Scholar, Anne Mabry runs Justin Morris and another freshman through the routine.
Senior West Scholar, Sarah Moore (rt) and Sophomore West Scholar, Anne Mabry (both mentors) put together a bulletin board filled for another exercise during the retreat.
Freshman, Sydney Hyder (center) watches a group of freshmen run through their exercises, and rests in the shade of the cabin porch.
Jamie Gynn on the far right in both of these photos.
Newberger in the
center of the photo poses with other freshmen and their water bottles – they
must stay hydrated in that August heat!
Opening Convocation (8/25/11)
Catawba College marked its 160th year of operation when students, faculty, and staff gathered for Opening Convocation on Thursday, August 25. Author Jill McCorkle, a native of Lumberton, was the speaker for the event that began at 11 a.m. in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel. West Scholars were seen in many of the photos taken by Catawba public relations staffer, Tracy Ratliff.
Just before the program begins, this group includes West Scholars, Denise Grissom, Taylor Doss, Amanda Terry, and in the left corner in the green glasses, Anne Mabry.
The photo above is West Scholar, Jacob Regensburger at the Chapel for Convocation.
Two of Catawba’s current Student Government Association officers are West Scholars, Sophomore Jana Burkhardt and Senior, Sarah Moore – dressed for Convocation.
Hannah Gagnier, ’09 West Scholar headed over to Convocation.
’09 Scholar, Amanda Terry on her way to the Chapel for Convocation.
Walking in the Chapel are Justin Morris and Jacob Shepherd (background), both ’11 Scholars.
Freshman Scholar, Sydney Hyder getting ready to enter the Chapel for Convocation.
Following Fall Convocation, our own
Dr. Shirley Peeler Ritchie speaks with Dr. Oxendine as Mr. Tom Smith joins
S G A!
West Scholars, Moore & Burkhardt
Sarah Moore, SGA Executive Vice President, ’08 West Scholar
"I am a senior Environmental Education major with a minor in Biology and Secondary Education. I am starting my fourth year as a work-study for the Center for the Environment where I also worked over the summer as an intern. Aside from being the SGA Executive Vice-President, I am the co-founder and current senior advisor of Environment. Catawba. Outreach. (E.C.O.). I am also the co-founder of Green Education Outreach (GEO). I am the current co-leader of the Lilly Center Retreat Leadership Corps. I am also an active member of Tri Beta, Phi Epsilon, Martha West Teaching Scholars '08 Cohort, and SNCAE. As you can see I stay very busy on campus but when I get free time, I love to hike, camp, hang out with friends, and listen to live music."
Jana Burkhardt, SGA Executive Secretary, ’10 West Scholar
"Hi! My name is Jana Burkhardt and I am your Executive Secretary! I am a sophomore from Willoughby, Ohio. I am a Middle Childhood Education major with concentrations in social studies and science. I am a part of the Women's Golf Team, Martha West Teaching Scholars '10 Cohort, SNCAE, Ambassadors, and the RA staff. I have fallen in love with all that Catawba has to offer its students! I am excited to be able to work with faculty, staff, and administration to help all students to see what a wonderful choice Catawba is. Catawba's SGA gives students wonderful opportunities with so many of the activities we organize."
Of the 2,500 four-year colleges in the United
States, Catawba has been ranked among "The Best 376 Colleges" by
the prestigious Princeton Review in its 2012
annual college guide. This places Catawba among the top 15 percent of
Catawba College continues to be ranked as one of the nation's Best Regional Colleges, according to the 2012 edition of "Best Colleges," published by U.S.News & World Report and released September 13. Catawba ranked 16th among 99 of these Best Regional Colleges in the South. In total, 371 colleges are ranked as "Best Regional Colleges" according to geographic region (North, South, Midwest, and West). Highlights of these rankings are published in the magazine available this month on newsstands and available online at www.usnews.com/colleges.
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