Featured this week: Dr. Stuart Marcovitch – Dr. Brad Johnson – Megan Delph – Michael Williams – Erica Estep – Dean Lynne G. Pearcey
Dr. Stuart Marcovitch (Psychology) has accepted an invitation to become a consulting editor for the journal “Developmental Psychology.”
Dr. Brad Johnson (Housing & Residence Life) received the Outstanding Professional Contribution award from the North Carolina College Personnel Association (NCCPA). It was presented at the joint North Carolina Housing Officers/NCCPA conference held in Chapel Hill. Megan Delph (HRL) received the Outstanding New Professional Award from NCHO. The R. Randy Rice Service Award was presented by NCHO to Michael Williams for excellent contributions to the Housing and Residence Life experience. Erica Estep (HRL) was elected onto the Executive Council for NCHO.
Dean Lynne G. Pearcey (School of Nursing) has been elected president of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing. Pearcey’s two-year term concludes in October 2012. Pearcey has previously served as vice president, chair of the program committee and the workforce diversity committee, and board member for the council. She has also served on the membership and nominating committee. The council, an advocate of nursing education for more than 40 years, is working to reduce the critical shortage of nurse educators to train the many registered nurses who are needed by the nation and region. The 16 SREB states and the District of Columbia are projected to have nearly 40,000 job openings for RNs every year through 2014. By some estimates, the shortage could grow to more than one million nurses nationwide by 2020.