The 15th year of the Rural-Urban Exchange took place during the spring semester, with education students from WCU and North Carolina A&T State University trading places to learn about working with diverse higher education and public school faculty and students.
Five students from N.C. A&T – Lauren Alston, Simone Paige, Fanica Young, Ebony Watkins and Lakota Maize – visited the WCU campus for a week in late March, with their agenda including time in classrooms at schools in Cherokee and Cullowhee. They were accompanied by N.C. A&T education faculty members Terrance McAdoo and Cathy Kea.
Earlier in the semester, WCU education faculty members Pam Buskey and Rus Binkley accompanied six WCU education students – Tori Golden, Cortni Hunt, Allie Marlow, Shae Robinson, Ariel Schnell and Cassandra Young – for a week’s visit at the historically black university located in Greensboro.
The Rural-Urban Exchange is a collaborative program involving WCU’s College of Education and Allied Professions and the School of Education at N.C. A&T. The program is available to all teacher education students at WCU who are juniors or seniors and in the semester prior to full-time student teaching or interning.