Doctoral Digest August 2013 : Page 1

DOCTORAL DIGEST Volume 5 Issue 3 A newsletter for all cohort members in Western Kentucky University's Educational Leadership Doctoral Program Editors: Gaye Pearl; Shahbaz Munawar; Jessica Roach August 2013 I N S I D E T H I S I SS UE 1 1 2 3 3 4 4 5 Cohort XI to Start this Fall Cohorts’ Corner Birthday Calendar Doctoral Students and Faculty Publications and Presentations Cohorts’ Corner (Continued) A Belize Connection Doctoral Study on School Reforms in the UK Doctoral Study on School Reforms in the UK (Continued) COHORTS’ CORNER What is going on in the lives of your EDD family? Gary Accepts a New Position Gary Wiser of Cohort IV, a December 2012 doctoral graduate, accepts a new position as a Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life at Clemson University. Many Congratulations to Dr. Wiser! Elizabeth Accepts a New Position Elizabeth Sholar of Cohort VII accepts a full time faculty position at WKU as a Reading Instructor for the Academic Support Division. Congratulations to Elizabeth! WKU Educational Leadership Doctoral Program Reaches Double Figures Cohort XI to Start this Fall Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at WKU reaches another milestone since its inauguration in 2008. Fourteen students are accepted into the 11th Cohort of Educational Leadership Doctoral Program that will start in the Fall 2013. Following are the names and hometown information of new students: Sarah Condiff of Bonnieville, KY; Trudy-Ann Kevin Accepts Two New Positions Kevin Weaver of Cohort VII accepts a position on the Football Staff of the University of South Florida for Fall 2013. In addition, he accepts a position of Athletic Director at the Family of Christ Christian School in Tampa, Florida. Congratulations to Kevin! Alicia will take Semester at Sea Program Next Spring Alicia Golston of Cohort VII will be travelling abroad with Semester at Sea in Spring 2014. Housing and Residence Life and WKU have entered into an agreement with the Institute for Shipboard Education (ISE) for the Semester at Sea Program. She is to be “WKU’s first Semester at Se a Resident Director to set sail in the Spring 2014 Voyage”. In addition, Alicia has accepted a new position as the Coordinator for New Student, Parent and Family Programs at WKU. The position assists in the orientation, transition, and retention of students and strives to achieve the mission of Housing and Residence Life at WKU. Congratulations to Alicia! Crossbourne of Clarendon, Jamaica; Mildred Cunningham of Bagdad, KY; Sarah Edwards of Elizabethtown, KY; Jacqueline Gibbons of Glasgow, KY; Brant Gobble of Bowling Green, KY; Jennifer Hamilton of Evansville, IN; Candida Johnson of Clarksville, TN; David Kerr of Bowling Green, KY; Stephen Kershner of Bowling Green, KY; Elizabeth Leftwich of Bowling Green, KY; Michelle Pruit of Bowling Green, KY; Daniel Super of Bowling Green, KY; Terri Taylor of Lexington, KY; and Jo Ann Wever of Springfield, KY. Congratulations and welcome to the Doc family. Doctoral Digest 1

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