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Watson College News and Recognitions

Monday, April 01, 2019

Donyell Roseboro, professor in the Department of Instructional Technology, Foundations and Secondary Education, is a 2019 YWCA Lower Cape Fear Women of Achievement Awards nominee. The awards recognize the outstanding contributions and achievements of women and young leaders active in Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties.

Roseboro is one of nine women affiliated with UNCW, nominated for the award. UNCW announced the news in a home page story on March 13.

Molly Capps ’14 Ed.D. has been named a 2019 “40 under Forty” award recipient by The Fayetteville Observer. The award was created in 2011 to recognize the next generation of business professionals and community leaders. Dr. Capps is a principal with Moore County Schools.

Christa Faison ’13 and the Snipes Academy Chorus were featured in a recent UNCW video. Thanks to the UNCW Department of Music and Washington National Opera Young Artist, Joshua Conyers, the students opened the Caterina Jarboro Memorial Recital, a recital that celebrated Wilmington's first opera singer of African-American descent.


Faculty News

Symphony D. Oxendine is a 2019 recipient of ACPA's Annuit Coeptis: Emerging Professional Award. The award was presented at the ACPA Awards Reception held during the ACPA 2019 Annual Convention in Boston in March. Oxendine is an assistant professor of higher education in the Department of Educational Leadership.

Robert Smith’s ideas for curbing school violence were featured in a StarNews opinion piece on March 17: OUR VIEW: Arming teachers remains a terrible idea. Smith is a professor of secondary education in the Department of Instructional Technology, Foundations and Secondary Education.

Student and Alumni News

Barry Collins ’89, has been named Superintendent of Onslow County Schools. The news was announced by WCTI on February 26: Onslow County Board of Education Names New Superintendent.

Kayce Smith authored an article titled How to restore the joy and dignity of teaching. It was published The News & Observer on February 12. Smith is a high school teacher in Brunswick County and a doctoral student in educational leadership at the Watson College.

Congratulations to Alumni Recently Honored as Teacher of the Week!

Tim Longest was named WITN Teacher of the Week on February 6. Longest teaches fifth grade social studies and ELA at Sam D Bundy in Pitt County. He is a doctoral student in educational leadership at the Watson College.

Caitlyn Diaz ‘ 15 was named WWAY Teacher of the Week on February 13. She is an Exceptional Children (EC) teacher at Leland Middle School.

Brandt Hart ‘16M was named WWAY Teacher of the Week on March 6. He teaches seventh and eighth grade science at Cape Fear Center for Inquiry.

Jennifer Page ‘18M was named WWAY Teacher of the Week on March 13. She teaches Honors Spanish III and International Baccalaureate classes at John T. Hoggard High School.

Savanna Latta ’15 was named WWAY Teacher of the Week on April 3. She teaches second grade at Malpass Corner Elementary School in Pender County.