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Advocate Award

What is an advocate?

Definition for WCU Students:

An advocate is someone who you know has your best interest in mind - someone who cares deeply about your success in and out of the classroom, someone you can count on to give you sound advice and someone you know will be in your corner.

We feel fortunate at WCU to have many different people that we believe fit this description! With their thoughtful nominations, our students help us recognize some of these wonderful advocates each year.

First Year and Transfer students are invited to nominate someone. 

Advocate Award Finalists for 2019-2020


David Scales, Psychology-Winner
Jim Ullmer, Economics
Heidi Dent, Ent, Hospitality, Tourism, Mkt, & Sports Mgt
Michelle Scifers, Health Sciences
Jackson Deziel, Health Sciences
Susan Braithwaite, Health Sciences
Daniel Atterholt, Mathematics & Computer Sciences
Damon Sink, Music
Mary Kay Bauer, Music
Jessica Hayden, Political Science & Public Affairs
Alicia Grande, Psychology
Peter Savage, Stage & Screen
Keith West, Teaching & Learning
Resa Chandler, Teaching & Learning


Katie Moore, Advising-Winner
Nathan Lang, Aramark
Jasmine Kendrick, MAPS

Faculty and Staff Advocate Award Hall of Fame

Faculty Advocates Staff Advocates Academic Year
  Will Shivers, Advising 2010-11
Burt Ogle, Environmental Science Brian Boyer, Residential Living 2011-12
Rebecca Lasher, Social Work Lane Perry, Service Learning 2012-13
Windy Gordon, Psychology Sarah Carter, Intercultural Affairs 2013-14
David Starnes, Music Tacquice Davis, Intercultural Affairs 2014-15
Tara Petterson, Athletic Training Veratta Pegram-Floyd, Residential Living 2015-16
Alesia Jennings, Chemistry & Physics Ken Pfaff, Advising 2016-17
Robert Donnellan, English Maeve Kirby, Residential Living 2017-18
Katie Zejdlik-Passalacqua, Anthropology & Sociology Kloo Hansen, Undergraduate Research 2018-19
David Scales, Psychology Katie Moore, Advising 2019-20
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