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WTAMU Names First Cohort of C2C Faculty Fellows

"The Office of Experiential Learning and Campus to Community (C2C) at West Texas A&M University has named eight faculty members to its first cohort of C2C Faculty Fellows for the 2017-2018 academic year.

The eight Faculty Fellows will participate in training activities with the Office of Experiential Learning, work as ambassadors and report on the ways they are engaging students in learning outside of the classroom. Selected courses designated as C2C courses will be required to align with specific student learning outcomes as identified by the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan. Opportunities will be designed to engage students at WTAMU in challenging and meaningful experiences that aid in their intellectual and personal development and empower them to advance in their chosen field.

The eight Faculty Fellows for the 2017-2018 academic year are:

• Dr. Beth Garcia, associate department head for graduate education programs and assistant professor of education;

• Dr. Nabarun Ghosh, professor of biology;

• Dr. Tim Steffens, assistant professor of rangeland resource management;

• Dr. David Lust, associate professor of animal science;

• Dr. Emily Kinsky, associate professor of mass communication;

• Dr. Tim Bowman, assistant professor of history;

• Dr. Trudy Hanson, department head and professor of communication; and

• Dr. Andrew Reynolds, associate professor of Spanish and director of the Spanish program.

Selection to the cohort was based on a competitive application process and required a budget, project narrative and course syllabi. A team of faculty, staff and students reviewed all the applications. Each applicant could request up to $2,500 for course development and support funds.

For more information about the Faculty Fellow program, contact George Pacheco Jr. at 806-651-2350 or or visit the application page for Fellowship requirements at"

-West Texas A&M University


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