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WCE’s ITFSE Faculty Win Spirit Award from WHQR

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Each fall, Wilmington’s Public Radio Station WHQR asks local businesses and organizations to sign up for volunteer phone shifts during the station’s fall pledge drive.

This year, WCE’s Department of Instructional Technology, Foundations and Secondary Education answered the call. Denise Ousley, Allen Lynn, Eleni Pappamihiel and ITFSE chair Donyell Roseboro manned the phones at WHQR the morning of Oct. 18. During their three-hour shift, WHQR acknowledged the team’s efforts with a Facebook post: “Thank you to the @UNCW Watson College of Education! They win the spirit award for the most fun volunteers!”

The radio station raised more than $147,050 from 1,249 pledges during the seven-day drive.

ITFSE’s participation in the WHQR pledge drive was part of a new department initiative to take on one service project each semester, Roseboro said.