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Watson College Announces 2017 Razor Walker Award Winners
Each year, the Watson College of Education presents the Razor Walker Awards to individuals whose vision, tenacity, courage and sacrifice have made a difference in the lives of young people. The awards, named in recognition of the “razor’s edge” that recipients walk to support education and youth, have been presented to advocates from education, government, business and community organizations since 1993. Recipients will accept their awards at an invitation-only ceremony on April 25 at the UNCW’s Burney Center. Read more >

March Chronicle
New Edition of the Watson Chronicle!
We are pleased to share with you the latest edition of the Watson Chronicle. We hope you enjoy reading about the many programs, events, achievements and outreach activities at our College and with our partners - and hope you'll join us in sharing the stories of the work of the Watson College with others.

Fulbright Scholarships to Support WCE Educators’ Ongoing Work with African Youth
Ann Potts and Elizabeth Barber have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships to continue their research in sub-Saharan Africa. Read more >


Watson Graduation Reception - May 5
A WCE Graduation Reception will be held on Friday, May 5th from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the Education Building Atrium. There will be light refreshments and Dean Dempsey will present a brief welcome; there will be no formal presentation. The Watson College of Education will graduate with the College of Health and Human Services on Friday, May 5th at 5:30pm in Trask Coliseum.


Yoga-thon for GEM - April 17
Join us for a relaxing yoga session for a good cause. Yoga mats provided! Suggested $5 Donation. All proceeds will go direction to Global Education Ministries, giving scholarships to low-income students in Mexico! April 17 in EB 162 from 6:30-7:30pm.


Gifted Informational Session and Advocacy – April 20
The Watson College is pleased to host the Spring 2017 Gifted Information and Advocacy Session in partnership with New Hanover County Schools. Join us as eminent scholar and parent of gifted children George Betts shares advice and strategies for helping gifted and talented children thrive at home and in school. The event will be held at the Watson College on April 20 from 6 -7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Register at

AIG Conference

UNCW AIG Conference "Serving the Whole Gifted Child" - April 21
Join us for the 2017 UNCW AIG Conference "Serving the Whole Gifted Child". 

Highlights for 2017 include:

  • Keynote address is by the National Association for Gifted Children President, Dr. George Betts.
  • Tour the Randall Library Curriculum Materials Center’s Makerspace.
  • Join David Marriott for a “How To” use Makerspace with gifted students.
  • Katie Anderson and Christy Howe share “takeaways” for the classroom.

Learn more about the conference and register online >

Performance of Social Justice

Performance of Social Justice - April 28
This dance + film performance of topics in social justice is a collaboration between Watson College of Education faculty members Drs. James DeVita and Christine, and Hoggard High School Dance Director, Dr. Pam Walden. Students enrolled in EDL558: Social Justice Topics in Education, EDN414: Integrating Arts in the Elementary Curriculum, and the newly developed International Baccalaureate in Dance at Hoggard High School. EDL 558 graduate students shared their learning about social justice issues with undergraduate students in EDN 414. The EDN 414 undergraduate students then created a film to represent the topics shared by EDN 558 students. Hoggard High School dancers created a dance component for the performance based on the topics shared by EDN 558 students and the film developed by the EDN 414 students. The unique collaboration will showcase 7 film + dance performances of topics in social justice that were the focus a semester-long applied learning project in which EDN 558 students engaged that explore the experiences of marginalized populations. April 28 at 10am in Kenan Auditorium. Learn more >

Dennis Kubasko

Dennis Kubasko Named GE’s 2017 Science Olympiad Volunteer of the Year
WCE associate professor Dennis Kubasko is the recipient of GE Hitachi’s 2017 Rose Martyn Spirit Award for Science Olympiad Volunteer of the Year. The award was presented at the 2017 Southeast Regional North Carolina Science Olympiad awards ceremony held in Trask Coliseum on March 4. Read more >

Bobbie Cavnar

New Video Features NC Teacher of the Year Bobbie Cavnar
The Watson College is pleased to share a new video featuring Bobbie Cavnar, 2016-17 North Carolina Teacher of the Year. The video is part of WCE’s “It Begins with Teachers” advertising campaign introduced in May 2016 to promote the teaching profession. Read more >

Robert Smith

Robert Smith Named First Wendy and Dell Murphy Distinguished Professorship in Education Recipient
The Murphy family established the distinguished professorship to support teaching, scholarship and engagement in the Watson College of Education. Read more >

Alumni Update
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A Message From the Dean

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Coffee & Conversation

9:30am in 3rd Floor Lounge Area


Razor Walker Awards Dinner

6:30pm in Burney Center


PDS Partnership Celebration

5:00pm in EB 162

Education Building Reservation Form