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Congratulations to All Fall 2016 Graduates

Monday, January 09, 2017

EDD Graduates

In December, 163 students earned degrees from the Watson College of Education, including 96 enrolled in graduate-level programs. Faculty, graduates and their families celebrated at a reception in the atrium of the Education building on Dec. 9, the evening before the official commencement ceremonies in Trask Coliseum. More than 300 people attended the event, which featured a photo booth for students and families and a performance by UNCW’s a capella singing group, the Seabelles.

Watson College hosted a reception on Dec. 5 to honor WCE’s eight summer and fall 2016 Ed.D. graduates.

Loren Baysden
Dissertation title: Factors Inhibiting the Institutionalization of a Strong College-Going Culture within High Schools in Southeastern North Carolina
Committee: William Holmes (chair), Alicia Brophy and Marsha Carr

Tracy Ferguson
Dissertation title: The Impact of Principal Leadership Style on Teacher Job Satisfaction, Motivation and Retention
Committee: William Sterrett (chair), Susan Catapano and Angelia Reid-Griffin

Kelly Ficklin
Dissertation title: The Impact of Engineering Professional Development on Teacher Self-Efficacy in the K-5 Setting
Committee: Michele Parker (chair), Robert Corbin, Richard Huber and Donyell Roseboro

Patricia Holliday
Dissertation title: Co-Teaching Literacy: A Strategy Used to Improve Reading and Writing in One Third Grade Classroom in Southern North Carolina
Committee: Brad Walker (chair), Elizabeth Metcalf and Crystalyn Schnorr-Goodnight

Annette Jones
Dissertation title: The Study of an Evening Academy as an Approach to Dropout Intervention and Prevention
Committee: Robert Smith (chair), Janna Siegel Robertson and Tamara Walser

Leslie Simmons
Dissertation title: The Critical Role Readiness and Empowerment Has on Teachers’ Capacity to Implement the North Carolina Kindergarten Entry Assessment
Committee: Amy Garrett Dikkers (chair), Richard Lambert and Debbie Powell

Katie Snyder
Dissertation title: Supporting the Little Fish in a Big Sea: A Program Evaluation of a Lead Mentoring Program in Southeastern North Carolina
Committee: Tamara Walser (chair), Donyell Roseboro and Robert Smith

Jennifer Whittington
Dissertation title: An Evaluation of a Community College Orientation Program in Southeastern North Carolina
Committee: Tamara Walser (chair), Amy Garrett Dikkers and Andrew Ryder

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

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