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Ann Potts and Liz Barber Receive Fulbright Scholarships

Two Watson College faculty members, Ann Potts and Liz Barber, have received Fulbright Scholarships to continue their research in Malawi, Africa. Since 2004, both have worked to support Malawi's primary education initiative, work that will continue in the spring of 2018 thanks to this prestigious award. 


Elizabeth Crawford Receives Global Teacher Education Fellowship

Elizabeth Crawford has been named a GTEI Fellow by Global Teacher Education, Inc., a professional organization that supports the internationalization of teacher preparation programs. Crawford is an associate professor at the Watson College. She specializes in global education at the elementary level. 


Janna Robertson Wins YWCA Women of Achievement Award

WCE professor Janna Robertson received a YWCA Women of Achievement Award in a May 4 ceremony at the Wilmington Convention Center. She also received recognition as a CFCC partner and WWAY Extraordinary Person of the Week for her community engagement work on the “Forest of Dreams” mural in downtown Wilmington. A multimedia presentation by Venita Jenkins and a film documentary by Jillian Carney commemorate the project.


Youth Programs’ Engineers Featured in Newsletter

Kathy Ibbotson and Jasmine Gaston develop and teach UNCW’s Engineering Expectations programs, which use a project-based learning philosophy to introduce students to engineering design. Ibbotson, a chemical engineer and Gaston, a mechanical engineer, were profiled in Youth Programs’ spring newsletter.


Candace Thompson received the 2017 Kathleen Berkeley Inconvenient Woman Award from UNCW’s Women’s Studies and Resource Center. The award is presented annually to a UNCW faculty or staff member in recognition of a sustained commitment to issues of social justice. Thompson is associate professor in the Department of Instructional Technology, Foundations and Secondary Education at the Watson College.