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WCE Faculty, Ed.D. Students Participate in International Forum in Russia

WCE faculty members Bill Sterrett and Michele Parker presented with Ed.D. graduates and current doctoral students at an International Scientific Forum in October. Tyumen State University hosted the forum with the support of the Russian Foundation for Fundamental Research. Jen Fernandez-Villa coordinated UNCW’s participation in the virtual event. more...

Meredith Jones Receives NAECTE Early Career Research Award

Meredith Jones has received the 2020 Early Career Research Award from the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators. Jones is an assistant professor in the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy and Special Education, and coordinator of WCE’s M.Ed. program in leadership, policy and advocacy in early childhood. The award was announced in November. more...

Amy Garrett Dikkers Receives AECT Distance Education Book Award

Amy Garrett Dikkers is co-editor of the book “Social Presence in Online Learning: Multiple Perspectives on Practice and Research.” The book was selected for the 2020 Distance Education Book Award by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology’s Division of Distance Learning. The award was presented at the AECT International Convention in November. more...

UNCW Alumnus Hal Wilson Honored for Teaching Excellence

Charles “Hal” Wilson ’97, associate professor of coaching education at Georgia Southern University, has received the 2020 Waters College of Health Professions Senior Teaching Award. Wilson was a high school teacher and coach for 12 years before moving to higher education. He recently reflected on his career and the foundation for success that was set at UNCW. more...

Ray Pastore, eSports are Featured in We Are UNCW, New Video

UNCW’s new eSports program is the first of its kind in North Carolina and among the first in the nation. Ray Pastore, coordinator of UNCW’s eSports program, was featured in We Are UNCW in October. The eSports program was also featured in a recent UNCW video and home page news story. more...

Morgan Walker O’Connell is Featured in We Are UNCW

The Watson College is pleased to share a We Are UNCW profile featuring Morgan Walker O’Connell ’13, ’15M. She joined the MarineQuest team in 2019 after spending four years as an educator at Dolphin Research Center, a marine mammal facility in the Florida Keys. more...

Schala Harper Selected to Represent NHCS for NCCAT Award

Schala Harper has been selected to represent New Hanover County Schools for the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) Beginning Teacher of the Year Award. Harper is an EC teacher at Trask Middle School and a member of the inaugural cohort of WCE’s Residency Licensure program. more...

Watson College Recognitions

Joy Childs was selected as a UNCW nominee for the NC Governor’s Award of Excellence, the highest honor bestowed on a state employee. Symphony Oxendine was selected as a member of the ACPA Foundation’s Diamond Honoree Class of 2021. Janna Robertson and the Ed Lab Team were featured in OCEAL Faculty Spotlights. The Watson College is pleased to share these stories and other news. more...