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Thursday, January 01, 2015

Sue-Jen Chen

Faculty Recognitions

Sue-Jen Chen served as a faculty co-marshal at the December commencement ceremony.

Jeff Ertzberger, director of technology, is featured in a story titled “Digital Learning Plan” in UNCW Magazine.http://issuu.com/uncwmagazine/docs/uncwmag_winter_2014/1

Salena Rabidoux received the 2014 Robert Tyndall Service Award. The award is given in alternate years to an employee who exemplifies the attributes of dedication to the field of teaching, commitment to the mission of the Watson College, ability to work with all constituents and an ability to lead his or her area in a new direction.

Donyell Roseboro, associate professor and chair of the Department of Instructional Technology, Foundations and Secondary Education, participated on a panel of experts convened to discuss the preservation history of slave dwellings at UNCW Morton Hall on Jan. 23. Other panelists were Nana Amponsah, assistant professor of African History at UNCW, Jan Davidson, historian, Cape Fear Museum and Joseph McGill, founder of the Slave Dwelling Project. The event was organized by Tammy Gordon, associate professor and director of the Public History program at UNCW and Kenneth Shefsiek, assistant professor in Public History and Historic Preservation. 

Marta Sánchez has been awarded a Charles L. Cahill Award for Faculty Research and Development. Funds will be used for a project entitled, “Exploring Perspectives on Learning and Parent Involvement among Mexican Immigrant Parents of K-3 Children in the New Latino South.”

Bill Sterrett gave the keynote address at the Pennsylvania ASCD Conference in Hershey, Pa. on Nov. 23 with a speech focused on his recent 'Short on Time' book called Making Time to Lead and Learn.

Staff Recognitions

Brenna Johnson has joined the Watson College team of professional advisors. Johnson is located in Jacksonville where she will advise students enrolled in the Elementary Education program offered at the UNCW Onslow Extension Site.

Lesley McCoy, administrative associate in the Dean’s Office received a Kudos award from Human Resources for her outstanding service to the Watson College. She was nominated Nancy Jones, WCE business officer and Joy Childs, WCE business service coordinator.

Alumni Updates

Lucas GillespieLucas Gillispie ’08M is featured in a story titled “Why Games are Fun” in UNCW Magazine. Gillespie is director of academic and digital learning for Surry County Schools.http://issuu.com/uncwmagazine/docs/uncwmag_winter_2014/1

Kathleen Lynch-Davis ’93, ’95M, the assistant chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and a professor at Appalachian State University, was featured in a We Are UNCW profile on Jan. 29. 

Kayce Smith ‘12M is Brunswick County Schools Teacher of the Year. Smith teaches Spanish at South Brunswick Middle School.