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Friday, April 01, 2016

In the News

Youth Programs’ Traveling through Trash school outreach program was featured on WNCT on March 23:

Watson College professor Janna Robertson was featured in a TWCNews story about the First 2000 Days Summit on Feb. 15: http://www.twcnews.com/nc/coastal/news/2016/02/15/community-discusses-importance-of-early-childhood-development-.html

Amy Taylor, Lisa Buchanan and Lynn Sikma, all faculty members in the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Grades, Literacy and Special Education (EEMLS), received “Going Local” grants from the NC Farm Bureau in February. They were featured in a story in StarNews on Feb. 9: http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20160209/news/160209701  

Parsley Elementary School teacher Angela Pollock ’14 was featured as Teacher of the Week by WWAY TV in March: http://www.wwaytv3.com/2016/03/29/teacher-of-the-week-angela-pollock/

Faculty Recognitions

Lisa Buchanan and Jeremy Hilburn, assistant professors in the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Grades, Literacy and Special Education (EEMLS), authored an article published in The High School Journal:

Hilburn, J., Journell, W., & Buchanan, L.B. (2016). A content analysis of immigration in traditional, new, and non-gateway state standards for U.S. History and Civics. The High School Journal, 99(3), 234-251. doi: 10.1353/hsj.2016.0008.

Student News

Watson College senior Leah Sherrill and UNCW graduate student David Morrison were first runners-up in the graduate division of the UNC System Social Entrepreneurship Conference and Competition in February. They were featured in a UNCW home page story on Feb. 19: https://www.uncw.edu/news/2016/02/student-teams-compete-in-unc-system-social-entrepreneurship-conference-and-competition.html.

Alumni News

Chelsy Beverly Payne ’09 has been named curriculum facilitator for Tharrington Primary School in the Mount Airy City school district.


Selina Riley-Gurganus is one of 12 educators nationwide selected for the Standards Committee, a new partnership between Educators Rising and the National Education Association. Riley-Gurganus earned MSA and CIS add-on licenses at the Watson College. She is principal at Duplin Early College High School.