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Kevin McClure Named WCE’s Murphy Distinguished Scholar

The Watson College is pleased to announce that Kevin McClure has been named WCE’s Wendy and Dell Murphy Distinguished Scholar. McClure, an associate professor of Higher Education in the Department of Educational Leadership, will focus his work on examining pandemic-era workplace conditions and experiences of faculty, staff, and administrators at public higher education institutions in North Carolina. The three-year appointment was approved by the UNCW Board of Trustees and awarded in April. more...

Donyell Roseboro Receives Sanders Student Advocate Award

Donyell Roseboro is the recipient of the 2022 John L. Sanders Student Advocate Award, the highest honor bestowed by the University of North Carolina Association of Student Governments. Dr. Roseboro is UNCW’s chief diversity officer and a professor in the Department of Instructional Technology, Foundations and Secondary Education at the Watson College. more...

UNCW 3C Hosts Third Annual Challenging the Paradigm Conference

“Partnerships for Success in a Changing World” was the theme of the third annual UNCW/3C Challenging the Paradigm conference, held April 7-8 at the Watson College. Stelfanie Williams, Vice President for Durham and Community Affairs at Duke University and Scott Ralls, President of Wake Technical Community College were featured speakers at the event. Sixty higher education leaders from across the state participated in the conference. more...

WCE Hosts NCSLA Spring 2022 Summit

Sixty STEM educators from across the state gathered at the Watson College for the NC Science Leadership Association’s Spring 2022 Summit on May 7. Highlights of the event included presentations by Kathie Dello, NC’s State Climatologist and Ashley Lomboy, founder of the Waccamaw Siouan STEM studio. Attendees also took field trips to Fort Fisher State Recreation Area and Carolina Beach State Park. more...

WCE Celebrates First Graduates of MAT in Art Education Program

The Watson College introduced a Master of Arts in Teaching in Art Education program in Summer 2021. The program is designed for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree in art or a related field and would like to teach art at public schools. The first cohort of six students graduated in May. more...

Elizabeth Crawford Leads NC Cohort of Girl Rising Educators

Elizabeth Crawford is leading North Carolina’s first cohort of Girl Rising Educators. Girl Rising is a global non-profit organization that uses the power of storytelling to change the way the world values girls and their education. Six teachers in three counties are participating in the inaugural cohort. Their work will be showcased at an exhibit in Randall Library this summer. more...

Amy Taylor, Dennis Kubasko are Featured Presenters at OLLI

Amy Taylor and Dennis Kubasko recently shared their Coastal Eco Explorer mobile app with OLLI members. During two presentations in April, the WCE faculty members discussed their island ecology class, and work with Dr. Lucas Layman to develop the app. Following each presentation, Taylor, Kubasko and CBSP Superintendent Chris Helms went hiking with the retired community members. more...

UNCW Hosts Screening of “Captain Scott B and the Great Adventure”

The Watson College was pleased to sponsor a screening of the feature-length documentary “Captain Scott B and the Great Adventure” in April. The screening, held in UNCW’s Lumina Theater, was followed by a Q&A with writer and co-producer Betsy Bertram. Bertram is a student in WCE’s Elementary Education extension program. more...

Spring 2022 Hattie Strong Scholarship Awards are Announced

The Watson College of Education is pleased to announce that five $5,000 Hattie M. Strong scholarships were awarded to WCE interns for the spring 2022 semester. Please join us in congratulating Jeffrey Bell, Tori Daughtridge, Ariel Hines, Elise Snell and Alissa Tarzia. more...

Watson College Bids Farewell to Valued Faculty and Staff

As the semester came to a close, the Watson College bid a fond farewell to highly valued faculty and staff members including Bill Sterrett, Sue Kezios, Jeanne Swafford, Janna Robertson, Wilson Okello, Allen Lynn, Colleen Opalka, Candace Blanke and Emily Sobul. Please join us in wishing them all the best as they move on to retirement or new opportunities. more...

Watson College Recognitions

Carol McNulty has been appointed associate provost for undergraduate education and faculty affairs at UNCW. Candace Thompson has been appointed interim associate dean for WCE’s Office of EPLS, and Vance Durrington has been appointed interim chair of ITFSE. The Watson College is pleased to share these stories and other faculty, staff and alumni news. more...