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WSLs Promote the Teaching Profession, Visit DC and Volunteer at Events

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

This fall, WCE’s Watson Student Leaders helped promote the college and the teaching profession by visiting area high schools, making presentations in freshman seminars and at the Future Teacher Conference event for high school Teacher Cadets. They also served as ambassadors, greeting guests at functions hosted by the college including the Public Speaker Series event featuring Frances Rust in October.

Over fall break in October, WSLs traveled to Washington D.C., where they visited Arlington National Cemetery, the Holocaust Museum and several Smithsonian museums. Associate Dean Carol McNulty joined Amy Rottmann, WCE director of student engagement and recruitment, and 29 Watson College students on the three-day trip.

In service to the community, Watson Student Leaders volunteered at the NC Food Bank on Oct. 2, bagging green beans, sorting eggs and labeling cans. On Oct. 21, they participated in the Food Bank’s 8th Annual Zombie Walk fundraising event. WCE’s WSLs raised enough money at the Zombie Walk to provide 900 meals for families served by the Food Bank in Wilmington!

The Watson College introduced the Watson Student Leader program in 2013 for students who are passionate about the teaching profession. The role of the WSLs is to serve as ambassadors and represent the Watson College through leadership, professionalism and service.

For more information, visit www.uncw.edu/ed/wsl.