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Chartered in 1996, the Watson College of Education (WCE) Alumni Chapter has distinguished itself by serving UNCW, the WCE and the UNCW Alumni Association. Through its fundraising efforts, the chapter has established an endowed alumni scholarship, the naming of the student lounge on the ground floor of the WCE, and the awarding of two annual student scholarships.

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:

Kim Gargiulo
Assistant Director
910.962.2587
gargiulok@uncw.edu

Education alumni during an evening social

Watson College of Education Alumni Chapter

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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

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. 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

Each year the UNCW Watson College of Education Alumni Chapter recognizes alumni who have made significant contributions to education and who represents the commitment to excellence typified by the Watson College of Education. Nominations are accepted from alumni, faculty, staff and community members until March 31 and the award is given at the WCE graduation reception in May.

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


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