Watson Chronicle

WATSON COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Student Opportunities and Student News

Brooklynne Knopp Recognized at Honors College Celebration

Monday, January 05, 2015

Brooklynne Knopp Recognized at Honors College Celebration

Recent Watson College graduate Brooklynne Knopp completed an undergraduate research project titled “The Exploration of School Administration and Teaching Relationships in Creating a Positive School Climate.”

The purpose of the project was to identify a variety of techniques that school administrators and teachers can use to foster a positive relationship between both parties which will in turn, create a positive school climate. Knopp’s review of current literature and completion of a case study of one school in New Hanover County revealed multiple practices.

In October, Knopp participated in the second annual UNCW Fall Student Research and Creative Scholarship Showcase. She presented a poster of her work at the event which was held at the Randall Library. She completed an honors defense of her project the same month.

Knopp was recognized at UNCW’s Honors College celebration where she was awarded an Honors Medallion. Watson College Dean Kenneth Teitelbaum and Kathy Fox, chair of the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy and Special Education joined Knopp and her family at the event, which was held at the Burney Center on Dec. 7. Fox served as Knopp’s faculty advisor.

Brooklynne Knopp Recognized at Honors College CelebrationKnopp graduated with a degree in elementary education in December.

The Honors Scholars Program was built on the tradition of mentoring undergraduates in research and other scholarly activity that has long been emphasized at UNCW. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Departmental Honors Program and the 20thanniversary of the Honors Scholars Program at UNCW.

The UNCW Fall Student Research and Creative Scholarship Showcase was sponsored by UNC Wilmington’s Center for the Support of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CSURF), the UNCW Graduate School, Undergraduate Studies, ETEAL, the Honors College and Randall Library. Students from each of the colleges and schools at UNCW participated in the second annual event.

Caption (L-R): Lou LaNunziata, Amy Taylor, Susan Catapano, Brooklynne Knopp, and Kathy Fox.