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WCE Faculty and Staff Bid Fond Farewell to Amy Rottmann

Friday, June 03, 2016

Watson College faculty and staff gathered in the Ed Lab on May 31 to honor Amy Rottmann and thank her for many years of service to the college and the university. Rottmann, WCE director of Student Engagement and Recruitment, is moving with her family to Arden, North Carolina where she will join the faculty at Lenoir-Rhyne University in July.

Rottmann has three degrees from UNCW, including a B.A. in English with a concentration in Secondary Education, a M.Ed. in Secondary Education and an Ed.D. earned last July. Her career positions include work as a high school English teacher in New Hanover County, an intern supervisor at UNCW, assistant director and director for the UNCW Teaching Fellows Program and English Adjunct instructor at Mount Olive College before she assumed the role of WCE director of Student Engagement and Recruitment. As OSER director, she has been instrumental in the successful launch of the Watson Student Leader program and the Education Learning Community for incoming freshmen.

During the reception in Rottmann’s honor, Dean Van Dempsey, Donyell Roseboro, Somer Lewis, Salena Rabidoux and Melissa Newcity served as volunteer panel participants in a game of “Who Knows Amy Best?,” answering questions posed by WCE associate dean and game show host Carol McNulty. Most questions centered on Rottmann’s favorite international travel destinations, the many positions and office locations she had at the college over the years and her adventures with Teaching Fellows and Watson Student Leaders. One question asked panelists to decide if Amy is “a beach girl or a mountain girl at heart.”

Rottmann said she’s looking forward to her family’s move to the mountains, but acknowledged there’s a lot about Wilmington and UNCW that she will miss. “I’ll really miss all of you,” she said. “But, don’t worry. My parents still live here, so I’ll be back to visit!”