Watson College Announces 2022 Razor Walker Award Recipients

Tuesday, March 01, 2022

UNCW’s Watson College of Education will present the 2022 Razor Walker Awards to one organization and three individuals 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, North Carolina First Lady Kristin Cooper and Major General Joseph A. McNeil (Ret). They will be honored during an invitation-only dinner on April 5.

“Each year, the Razor Walker awards give us an opportunity to recognize, honor, and celebrate leaders in our communities and across North Carolina who have committed their lives to making those for children and families better and our communities stronger,” said Watson College Dean Van Dempsey. “They are advocates, are courageous and tenacious, and often times take action in ways that call for sacrifice for themselves and their families. We can see that in the most compelling and powerful ways in this year’s recipients. They represent the best of us, the best we can be as human beings, and what lives grounded in love and care can create. We are all inspired and humbled by how these people lead and the examples they are for us.”

Read more about this year’s winners.