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Watson Student Leaders Shine at UNCW Homecoming 2017

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Twenty-five Watson Student Leaders were on hand to represent the Watson College at UNCW’s Homecoming Champagne Brunch, held Feb. 4 in the Burney Center. The WSLs greeted guests and helped CESTEM interim director Chris Gordon showcase CESTEM’s digital planetarium and solar telescope. They also teamed with Kathy Ibbotson and Jasmine Gaston of UNCW’s Engineering Expectations program to help students build bottle rockets and launch them outside on the lawn.

More than 450 alumni joined Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli, Provost Marilyn Sheerer, Watson College Dean Van Dempsey and the deans of UNCW’s College of Arts & Sciences, Cameron School of Business and College of Health & Human Services at the inaugural brunch event, designed to celebrate UNCW’s history, showcase programs at UNCW and provide hands-on activities for children and families.

During homecoming weekend, the WSLs also participated in the “Seahawk State of Mind” banner contest and trunk show events coordinated by UNCW’s Student Government Association and Association for Campus Entertainment. The WSLs took first place in the trunk show event.

About the Watson Student Leaders

WCE 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 WCE through leadership, professionalism and service.

LeAnne Smith, director of UNCW’s Office of Student Advising and Leadership, coordinates the Watson Student Leader program. For more information, visit www.edu/ed/wsl.