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WSLs Serve the College and Community; Elect New Leaders

Friday, January 01, 2016

In early December, associate dean Carol McNulty sent an email to all Watson College faculty and staff. In it she wrote, “If you see a student wearing blue and gold cords at graduation, say a special thank you! Our Watson Student Leaders have provided our college and community with 868 hours of service this semester!

The role of Watson Student Leaders (WSLs) is to serve as ambassadors and represent the Watson College through leadership, professionalism and service. This fall, WSLs helped promote the college and teaching profession by visiting area high schools and making presentations in freshmen seminars and future teacher conference events. They greeted guests at events on campus including the UNCW Writing Conference, UNCW’s Graduate School Open House, the GradNation Wilmington Regional Community Summit and WCE’s graduation reception. WSLs also volunteered in support of the NC Food Bank, the Miracle League, JDRF and the Veteran’s Center.

On Nov. 15, all 78 Watson Student Leaders gathered at the Watson College to say good luck to December graduates and goodbye to their outgoing council.

Dwayne Morgan, a junior enrolled in the secondary education program with a concentration in English, assumed the role of WSL president in January. Other student leadership positions announced for 2016 include Cheyenne Parker, vice president; Freddi Konefsky, recruitment; Hannah Dixon, community chair; Amber Matlock, secretary; Jasmine Stephens, professional development; Miranda Lancaster, public relations; Annie Russo, fundraising; and Karlie Maxwell, treasurer.

Amy Rottmann, director of student recruitment and engagement, coordinates the Watson Student Leader program. For more information, visit www.uncw.edu/ed/wsl or visit them on Facebook.