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Awards & Recognitions

Watson College of Education Alumni Awards

The UNCW Watson College of Education Alumni Chapter recognizes alumni who have made significant contributions to education. Nominations for these annual awards are available in the spring and accepted from alumni, faculty, staff and community members. The award is presented at a WCE alumni reception.
Alumni Award recipient smiles with two others at ceremony

Leading with Impact Alumni Award

The Leading with Impact Award was introduced in 2023 by WCE’s Department of Educational Leadership. The award recognizes Ed.D. alumni who have made outstanding commitments to leadership, the education profession and public service. In February 2023, Lisa Ireland Peele ’16 Ed.D. was honored with the inaugural Leading with Impact award. Dr. Peele is Director of Cultural & Global Leadership for Onslow County Schools.