Watson Chronicle



Congratulations to 2016 Graduates

Thursday, June 09, 2016

In May, 189 students earned degrees from the Watson College of Education, including 94 enrolled in graduate-level programs. Faculty, graduates and their families celebrated at a reception in the atrium of the Education building before the official commencement ceremonies in Trask Coliseum on May 6.

Earlier in the week, a reception was held at the Watson College to honor WCE’s nine new Ed.D. graduates:

Karen Baker
Dissertation title: Compliance vs Teacher Autonomy Using mClass Reading 3D
Committee: Brad Walker (chair), Scott Imig and Katie Schlichting

Corinne Edwards
Dissertation title: An Evaluation of the North Carolina Graduation Policy as it Pertains to Mathematics in Southeastern North Carolina
Committee: Tracy Hargrove (chair), William Sterrett and Tamara Walser

Crystal Hollenbaugh
Dissertation title: “Just Believe Them”: Survivor Experiences of Sexual Assault Reporting Processes Within the University of North Carolina System
Committee: Donyell Roseboro (chair), Katie Peel and Candace Thompson

Stephie McCumbee
Dissertation title: A Phenomenological Case Study of Three White Elementary School Teachers’ Perceptions of Culturally Responsive Teaching
Committee: Candace Thompson (chair), Amy Garrett Dikkers and Ann Potts

Lisa Peele
Dissertation title: An Evaluation of an Eastern North Carolina Beginning Teacher Program  
Committee: Tamara Walser (chair), Susan Catapano and Elizabeth Crawford

Daniel Richardson
Dissertation title: A Program Evaluation of North Carolina Science Olympiad
Committee: Tamara Walser (chair), Dennis Kubasko and Amy Taylor

Jaime Russell
Dissertation title: College Male Motivation for Civic Engagement: A Phenomenological Study
Committee: Andrew Ryder (chair), James DeVita and Amy Garrett Dikkers

Amatullah Stanback
Dissertation title: Impact of Collaborative Learning Communities on Implementation of Project Based Learning in Middle School Classrooms
Committee: Angelia Reid-Griffin (chair), Tamara Walser and William Sterrett

Katrin Wesner
Dissertation title: Faculty Readiness for Emergency Response: A Case Study
Committee: James DeVita (chair), Andrew Ryder and Mike Walker

Please join us in congratulating all of our outstanding 2016 graduates!

Visit the Our College Community section of the Watson Chronicle to view photos from WCE’s spring 2016 graduation celebration events.