The first chapter of Jennifer Snodgrass’ book “Contemporary Musicianship” is about Billy Joel. Why? Because she noticed her 8 a.m. music theory class students were sleepy. She used the piano man to wake them up.
Karen Epermanis – or, as her students call her, Dr. E – was nervous when she watched four mentees field questions from risk management professionals at the national Spencer Risk Management Challenge in spring 2015. It was the culmination of a semester’s worth of research. Their assigned task: Analyze company risks and make recommendations for The Walt Disney Corporation.
Dr. Lee Ball, the interim director of sustainability for Appalachian State University, has all the credentials: a doctorate in Sustainability Education, a master’s in Environmental Education, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Science.
There are many early college opportunities on reservations across the country, but for the Gadugi Program – Gadugi is Cherokee for ‘working together’ – courses are designed specifically around Cherokee culture and history.