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Watson Wednesdays

Farewell Celebration for Dr. Bill Sterrett - May 17
Join us for a celebration honoring Dr. Bill Sterrett on May 17 from 11:30am-1pm in the Education Building. RSVP here >


Help us help DC Virgo students get yearbooks!
WCE is facilitating a fundraising effort to ensure every student at D.C. Virgo can take a yearbook home this summer. A gift of $10 or more by June 1 will help us reach our goal.

Venus Evans

WCE Endarkening Collaborative Workshop – May 19
Join the Watson College Endarkening Collaborative and Dr. Venus E. Evans-Winters for a half-day workshop and series of praxis circles to explore the question of what it means to teach, research and serve toward an endarkened academy. The event will be held May 19 from 9 am to 1 pm the Education Building (EB 162). Read more >

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WCE is partnering with OIDI, the Native, Aboriginal & Indigenous Coalition (NAIC), and the Indigenous Student Affairs Network (ISAN) to host the NINLHE summer institute on UNCW’s campus. The four day institute will take place July 25-29, 2022. The National Institute for Native Leadership in Higher Education (NINLHE) mission is to affect change in higher education in the United States and Canada in ways that improve the experiences and educational outcomes of American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Aboriginal students. NINLHE works to enhance the professional development of Native and non-Native higher education professionals to improve Native student recruitment, retention and graduation rates. This international institute will host Dr. Linda Oxendine, Professor Emeritus as the Elder-in-Residence, and keynote speaker Dr. Amy Locklear Hertel, the Executive Vice Provost in the office of the provost UNC. To learn more, and to register for the event, visit:

Razor Walker 2022

Watson College Announces 2022 Razor Walker Award Recipients
For 27 years, the Watson College of Education has sponsored the Razor Walker Awards. This prestigious honor recognizes North Carolinians from all walks of life for their tireless and often courageous efforts to enhance the quality of life for children and youth in our state. This year’s honorees are Wilmington Health Access for Teens of Coastal Horizons, Inc., Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II,  First Lady Kristin Cooper and Major General Joseph A. McNeil (Ret). Read more >

Watson Chronicle

Watson Chronicle - April 2022 Edition
We are pleased to share with you the latest edition of the Watson Chronicle. We welcome your comments and feedback, and hope you'll join us in sharing the stories of the work of the Watson College with others. Read more >

Best in Nation

WCE Graduate Program in Education Ranked Among Best in the Nation
The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s education program has moved up 25 places on the U.S. News & World Report list of “2023 Best Graduate Schools.” The rankings were announced in March. Read more >


New “It Begins With Teachers” Campaign Has Focus on Diversity
In March, the Watson College introduced an “It Begins with Teachers” campaign focused on attracting a more diverse teacher workforce. WCE is pleased to share new videos featuring Jeremy Buie, Harris Muhlstein, Kimberly Stokes, Fumika Thomas and Evelyn Tovar. UNCW’s media production team created the videos, which will be shared in several markets across North Carolina through May. Read more >


WCE Hosts WTYP Brunch to Draw Students of Color to the Teaching Profession
On March 19, the Watson College held a "Walk Towards Your Purpose” brunch to bring together teachers, faculty and students interested in a future teaching career. Candace Thompson and Cindy Wiseman coordinated the event, designed to prioritize the importance of teachers of color and help build a more diverse teaching profession. Seventy-five educators and aspiring educators participated in the WTYP brunch event. Read more >

Aspiring Leaders

UNCW/3C Hosts Community College Aspiring Leaders’ Summits
UNCW held professional development events in partnership with Fayetteville Technical Community College in February and Brunswick Community College in March. The two-day Aspiring Leaders’ Summit events, offered through the UNCW Community College Collaborative, covered topics including budgeting, conflict resolution, diversity-equity & inclusion, and the staff to administration transition and leadership. Read more >


21 Students Participate in Future Teachers Career Academy at IBECHS
The Watson College introduced a Future Teachers Career Academy at Isaac Bear Early College High School in fall 2018. The FTCA is a small learning community for high school students interested in becoming a teacher. Two freshmen and three seniors participated in the inaugural group. Since then, the FTCA has grown to 21 students. Courtney Townsend leads the FTCA program in partnership with IBEC collaborator Danielle Talbert. Read more >

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A Message From the Dean




May 10

PDS Advisory Board

5pm in EB 162

May 13

Watson Graduation Reception

4:30pm in the Education Building

May 14

UNCW Commencement

1pm - Watson College Ceremony at Trask

May 17

Celebration for Dr. Bill Sterrett

11:30am-1pm in the Education Building

May 18

Ed Tech Mini Conference

EB 162

May 19

Toward an Endarkened Academy

9am-1pm in EB 162

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