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  • Professor Emerita
  • B.A., Lenoir-Rhyne College
  • M.A., Appalachian State University
  • Ed.D, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Dr. Pat Rice Whitley was a faculty member at Catawba College from 1964 to 2009. During her tenure she coached field hockey, tennis, volleyball, softball, and basketball. She retired after 45 years of service to the college.

Nicole Beal Sigmon

  • MS

Nicole graduated from the TR Dept. at Catawba in 2003. She continued to graduate school at UNCG, where she graduated in 2005 with a Masters of Science in Parks and Recreation Management, with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation. Nicole works as a Recreation Therapist at Davis Regional Medical Center in Statesville, NC, on both the Behavioral Health and Transitional Care Units.


Renita Ritchie
Phone: (704) 216-7781

  • MS

Ritchie has extensive training and experience in the field of Therapeutic Recreation and in the administration of a Therapeutic Recreation Program, as well as extensive experience and success in writing and obtaining grants for program expansion. She is an adjunct professor in a Therapeutic Recreation Curriculum.