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The 2019 June Edition of the Watson Chronicle is online!
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.

Research by WCE’s Kevin McClure Selected for AERA “Study Snapshots” Publication
Research by Watson College Higher Education assistant professor Kevin McClure, titledCost Efficiency and Privatization at Public Research Universities in the United States,” is one of nine research papers included in the American Educational Research Association’s “Study Snapshots” released on May 22. The selected papers provide a glimpse into new education research. Read more >

2nd Annual Innovation Conference - New Website!
Not able to attend the "Making Innovation a Priority in NC Schools: Exploring Innovative Practices" conference on May 13, 2019? Don't worry! We have a new website available to recap what you missed!
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WCE to Offer Online MAT, new Certificate Programs in Fall 2019
UNCW’s Graduate School is currently accepting applications for the first cohort of a new online Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education scheduled to begin in Fall 2019. The Watson College has also introduced new certificate programs in Coaching and Mentoring, Community College Leadership and Community College Teaching in Early Childhood. MORE...

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UNCW Ranked Among Best Graduate Schools; Grad School Hosts Open House Event
UNCW’s master’s degree programs in several fields, including education, were included on the U.S. News & World Report list of 2020 Best Graduate Schools. On March 21, UNCW’s Graduate School held an Open House to showcase programs offered across campus at the master’s and doctoral level. MORE...

Dennis Kubasko

Dennis Kubasko Named President-Elect of NC Science Leadership Association
Watson College associate professor Dennis Kubasko has been appointed president-elect for the North Carolina Science Leadership Organization. He assumes the role on June 1. MORE...

Laura Hercula

WCE Ed.D. Graduate Receives International Mentoring Association Award
Laura Johnson Hercula ’18 Ed.D. is the 2019 recipient of the International Mentoring Association’s Dissertation Award. The award, which recognizes scholarly work on mentoring, was presented at the IMA conference in Gainesville, Florida in March.MORE...

Sarah Johnson

Sarah Johnson Honored as NCVPS Teacher of the Year
Sarah Johnson ’06, ’08M has been named the 2019 North Carolina Virtual Public School Teacher of the Year. She teaches OCS English in partnership with schools across the state. The award was announced in February, and presented at the State Teacher of the Year Banquet on April 12. MORE...

Sarah Bischoff

UNCW Video Features Watson Senior Sarah Bischoff
The Watson College is proud to share a new video, “A Semester with Sarah Bischoff, Scholarship Recipient.” Sarah is a senior, majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in English as a Second Language. UNCW’s media production team created the video, first shown at UNCW’s Scholarship Donor Appreciation Dinner on February 13. MORE...

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Team First Book, NHHS Ninth Graders Engage Virgo Students in Reading
On March 27, Team First Book members Diane Blaschak and Linda Thomas, and 15 ninth graders from New Hanover High School visited D.C. Virgo, where they helped students select books to keep and read at home. Team First Book of New Hanover County coordinated their first “whole school” book donation program in partnership with Virgo media specialist Mike Webb and NHHS teacher Elizabeth Felts. The Women’s Impact Network provided grant funding for the project. MORE...

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