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Cindy Wiseman Receives Robert E. Tyndall Service Award

Cindy Wiseman, director of the Office of Professional Experiences in the Watson College of Education, is the 2020 recipient of the Robert E. Tyndall Service Award. The award is presented every two years to a non-tenure-track WCE employee in recognition of dedication to teaching, commitment to the college, ability to work well with all constituents and the capacity to lead his or her area in a new direction. more...

WCE Faculty to Participate in National Autism Research Study

Amy Moody, Sharon Richter and James Stocker are part of an accelerated research team that will conduct interventions for children with Autism. The Special Education Research Accelerator, initiated by the University of Virginia, brings together top researchers from across the country to conduct high-quality, large-scale studies to address critical questions in the field of special education. more...

ARRC Receives Grant to Develop Rural-Serving Definition

The Alliance for Research on Regional Colleges (ARRC), a collaboration between leading higher education scholars at four universities has received a $428,000 grant from Ascendium Education Group to develop an evidence-based definition and accompanying list of public and private rural-serving institutions. UNCW’s Kevin McClure, a co-director of AARC is named on the grant, led by Appalachian State University. more...

WCE Faculty Introduce Mobile App, Coastal Eco Explorer

Dennis Kubasko and Amy Taylor have partnered with CAS professor Lucas Layman to develop Coastal Eco Explorer, an interactive mobile app for the exploration of coastal NC wildlife at Carolina Beach State Park and Fort Fisher State Recreation Area. The unique educational tool guides hikers through the park’s 13 native ecosystems, and is available free to park visitors, teachers and the public. Supplemental resources, lesson plans, trail videos and ranger-guided tours of featured ecosystems are also accessible on the website. more...

Edelmira Segovia Honored with Distinguished Alumni Award, Selected for Endowment Board

Edelmira Segovia, ’98, ’12Ed.D. is the first recipient of the UNCW Alumni Association’s Distinguished Diversity Award. She has also been selected to serve on the New Hanover Community Endowment board, responsible for overseeing $1.25 billion from proceeds of the sale of New Hanover Regional Medical Center to Novant Health. Segovia is director of Centro Hispano in the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion at UNCW. more...

Angelia Reid-Griffin Featured in UNCW Video

The Watson College is pleased to share a new Seahawk Stories video featuring Angelia Reid-Griffin. Reid-Griffin is a professor of secondary science at the Watson College and coordinator of UNCW’s Junior Seahawk Academy. The video was first shown on WWAY on March 4. more...

Symphony Oxendine is Featured in We Are UNCW

The Watson College is pleased to share a We Are UNCW profile featuring Symphony Oxendine. Oxendine is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, and coordinator of WCE’s Ed.D. program with a concentration in higher education leadership. more...

“JUST US” Program Connects Arts and Resiliency

UNCW has partnered with local school and community groups on a pilot program that uses art integration to help students develop resiliency skills. “JUST US” was recently offered to seventh graders in several local middle schools, including D.C. Virgo. WCE professor Janna Robertson and two WCE students developed the program curriculum. The pilot culminated in an exhibit that will be on display at the Cameron Art Museum through April 18. more...

WCE Alumna Abbey Emerson Named NHCS “Rookie of the Year”

Abbey Emerson ’19 has been named New Hanover County Schools’ 2020-21 “Rookie of the Year.” Emerson earned a degree in elementary education from the Watson College. She currently teaches first grade at Carolina Beach Elementary School. The award was presented in February. more...

Jasmine Gaston is Featured in UNCW Magazine

Jasmine Gaston '19M, former director of UNCW’s youth engineering programs, is now an aerospace engineer in NASA’s Propulsion Systems Division. She was featured in a story in the Winter 2021 edition of UNCW Magazine: Actually, It IS Rocket Science. more...

Watson College Recognitions

Wilson Okello gave the opening address at Westminster College’s Diversity Week 2021 in March. Frances Carter has been selected for the 2021 Leadership Institute sponsored by WILMA magazine. Sabrina Hill-Black and Sue Kezios were nominated for the YWCA’s annual Women of Achievement Awards. The Watson College is pleased to share these stories and other news. more...