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The 2015 September Edition of the Watson Chronicle is online!
Want to know what Watson College has been doing this semester? Want to know what's coming up? We have all of those wonderful stories and more in the newest edition of the Watson Chronicle online.

Dr. Frances O'Connell Rust

WCE Public Speaker Series: Dr. Frances O’Connell Rust 
October 7, 2015 Reception at 4:15, Lecture at 5pm in McNeill Hall
Frances O’Connell Rust is a Senior Fellow and Director of Teacher Education programs at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, and Professor Emeritus, New York University Steinhardt School of Education. Her awards include the American Educational Research Association’s Outstanding Dissertation Award (1985), the Association of Teacher Educators’ award for Distinguished Research in Teacher Education (2001) and the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators’ Outstanding Teacher Educator Award (2008). Learn more >

Dean Van O. Dempsey III

The Watson College Welcomes Dean Dempsey
Please join WCE faculty and staff and the UNCW community in welcoming Van O. Dempsey III, Ph.D. as the new Dean of the Watson College of Education. Dr. Dempsey comes to UNCW from Fairmont State University in Fairmont, WV, where he was Vice President for Institutional Assessment and Effectiveness. He began his tenure as Dean of the Watson College on July 1.

Poverty Simulations

2015 Poverty Simulation - October 20th and November 18th
Faculty from the Watson College will provide two Poverty Simulations during the fall semester. This is the seventh year the program has been offered. To date, more than 2,000 UNCW students and community members have participated in the simulation, which provides an opportunity to get a glimpse into some of the challenges families living in poverty face every day. Learn more >

Poverty Simulations

GradNation Wilmington Regional Community Summit - Dec. 1, 2015
The Watson College is hosting the GradNation Wilmington Regional Community Summit convened by UNCW’s Watson College of Education Dropout Prevention Coalition. This event is one of 100 GradNation Community Summits, sponsored by America’s Promise Alliance as part of the GradNation Campaign, with generous support from AT&T. America’s Promise’s goal for the community summits is to fuel local collaborative action to increase high school graduation rates. Learn more >

WCE Alumni Honored as NHCS Educators of the Year

WCE Alumni Honored as NHCS Educators of the Year
Watson College graduates Katie Snyder, Jerry Oates and Laura Graham were recently honored as Educators of the Year in New Hanover County. Snyder ’08, ‘12M is NHCS Teacher of the Year, Oates ’95, ‘03M is Principal of the Year and Graham ’10M is the NHCS 2015-16 Elementary School Teacher of the Year. In all, 23 Watson College graduates were among the teachers and principals honored at the district’s Educator of the Year banquet on June 9. Please join us in congratulating our alumni and all of the educators recognized for their outstanding work in New Hanover County! Read more >

Distinguished Alumni Award

2015 Distinguished Alumni Award
Dewey N. “Chris” Furr ‘84M was recognized as the Watson College of Education’s Distinguished Alumni of the year at the Alumni Chapter’s annual spring dinner on Tuesday, April 28 at the Education Building.

Alumni Update

Alumni - Update Your Information
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Coffee & Conversation

9:30am in 3rd Floor Lounge Area

Malawi Information Meeting

12pm in EB 331

Faculty Senate

2pm in EB 162


WCE Public Speaker Series: Dr. Frances O'Connell Rust

4:15pm Reception in McNeill Hall Lobby
5pm Lecture in McNeill Room 1005
The Public Speaker Series event is free and open to all faculty, staff, students and community members.


WCE Public Speaker Series: Dr. Frances O'Connell Rust

9:30am Faculty/Staff Discussion
10:50am Student Discussion
EB 162


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