Education alumni during an evening social

Watson College of Education Alumni Chapter



NC Spin Debate focused on Issues in Education & Reception for Alumni & Community

Thursday, March 30
5:30 - 7 pm
UNCW Lumina Theater, Fisher Student Center
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Sarah Payne - President Juliana Nesbit - Vice President
Elizabeth Godwin - Secretary
Ann Grose Janis Norris
Joyce Huguelet Diane Evers
Julia Davis Virginia Teachey
Kimberly Stokes Ann Grose

Watson College of Education Alumni Reception 2016 Over 50 Watson College of Education alumni and current, retired and emeriti faculty gathered for a reception in the Education Building on November 2. Alumni enjoyed complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages while they shared memories and stories with Watson faculty. Chancellor Jose Sartarelli and Van Dempsey, Watson College of Education Dean, spoke to the group about UNCW programs. View photos.

Spring Dinner 2015 The Watson College of Education Alumni Chapter hosted their annual spring dinner on Tuesday, April 28 in the education building. Dewy N. "Chris" Furr was recognized as the Watson College of Education's Distinguished Alumni of the year. Chris was chosen as the 2015 award recipient based on his achievements as an educator accompanied by his extensive community involvement. Four current WCE Students, Maya Bassett, Katlyn Joyner, Daniella Kelly and Stephie McCumbee were announced as the winners of the WCE Alumni Chapter 2015-2016 Scholarship. Another highlight of the evening was a panel discussion from guest speakers, Kris Florea '09M, Hoggard High School English teacher and Hoggard High School Teacher of the Year and Kayce Smith '12M, South Brunswick Middle School-World Languages and Brunswick County Schools' Teacher of the year. View photos.

Fall Dinner 2015 On Wednesday, October 7, the Watson College of Education alumni chapter held their Alumni Fall Dinner in conjunction with the Watson Public Speaker Series in McNeill Hall. Alumni, community members and students enjoyed a presentation from renowned speaker, Frances O'Connell Rust, Senior Fellow and Director of Teacher Education programs at the University of Pennsylvania, on "The Problem IS the Practice: Defining Teacher Education in a Social Media Revolution." Alumni enjoyed dinner together following the presentation and heard an inspiring message from Dean Van Dempsey on the integral role the Watson College of Education will continue to have on the future of education.

Nominations

Call for nominations for Watson Alumni of the Year Award

The call for nominations for the Watson College of Education Alumni of the year is now open! Former winners have included WCE alumni who are teachers, school administrators and college professors. Do you know an alumni who is worthy of this award? Nominate them by April 1.

Watson College of Education's Distinguished Alumnus 2016

Sueanne McKinney '82

Associate Professor, Old Dominion University Nominated by: Georgia Campbell-Whatley

Frances Boney Bessellieu '82, '99M

(Posthumously) Nominated by: Martin Kozloff