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Twenty-five Students Represent Watson at Homecoming 2019

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Nineteen members of Kappa Delta Pi and six Watson Student Leaders were on hand to represent the Watson College at UNCW’s Homecoming Champagne Brunch, held February 2 in the Burney Center. The annual event, planned in partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences, Cameron School of Business, the College of Health and Human Services and UNCW Alumni Relations, is designed to celebrate UNCW, showcase the university’s academic areas and provide hands-on activities for kids of all ages.

The Watson College students greeted guests and helped to promote WCE’s MIT Program, CESTEM’s Technology Loan Program and D.C. Virgo.

Virtual reality was the theme of Watson’s 2019 homecoming showcase. MIT coordinator Ray Pastore gave VR demonstrations to show how WCE’s Instructional Technology programs are preparing educators for the future. CESTEM director Carmen Sidbury, program associate Michelle Hafey and associate professor Daisy Barreto shared information about CESTEM’s partnerships with schools, and demonstrated ways VR is being used to engage students in learning. Kathryn Batten and Tonya McKoy helped children decorate Google Cardboard viewers and shared apps to try with a cellphone at home.

Sabrina Hill-Black and Rebecca Clark shared information about UNCW’s partnership with D.C. Virgo, which opened as Wilmington’s first K-8 year-round public school in July 2018.

More than 500 people attended the third annual brunch event.