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Congratulations to May 2020 Graduates

In May, 238 students earned degrees from the Watson College of Education, including 132 enrolled in graduate-level programs. Twelve earned doctoral degrees. This year, UNCW celebrated the Class of 2020 virtually with a “Seahawk Salute,” videos, a Kudoboard and a Hawk-themed photo mosaic. more...

WCE Graduates Featured in We Are the Class of 2020

Lesly Vasquez '20 M.Ed., Tyler Young '18, '20 M.Ed. and Kama Cannon '08, '11M, '20 Ed.D. were featured in a special collection of We Are the Class of 2020 profiles in May. Vasquez and Young earned master’s degrees in higher education and Cannon earned a doctorate in educational leadership with a concentration in curriculum and instruction. more...

Watson College Dean Van Dempsey Appointed to Governor’s DRIVE Task Force

Van Dempsey, dean of UNCW’s Watson College of Education, has been appointed to serve on Governor Cooper’s Task Force to Develop a Representative and Inclusive Vision for Education. The DRIVE Task Force is focused on improving equity and inclusion in education, with a particular focus on diversity in the education profession in North Carolina. more...

UNCW Introduces New eSports Programs

Beginning in fall 2020, two new certificate programs in eSports, an expanding industry with global reach, will be available to UNCW’s undergraduate and graduate UNCW students. The programs, offered by the Watson College of Education, are the first of their kind in North Carolina and among the first in the nation. UNCW announced the news in a home page story on May 28. more...

WCE to Offer Graduate Programs in Evaluation and Organizational Learning

The Watson College will introduce a Master of Science in Evaluation and Organizational Learning and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Evaluation in fall 2020. The programs provide professionals in a wide range of fields with the skills to evaluate programs, products, systems, and policies for organizational learning and change. The Graduate School is currently accepting fall applications. more...

UNCW Celebrates 40th Anniversary of MarineQuest

Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli, Provost Marilyn Sheerer and leaders across campus joined Youth Programs Director Sue Kezios, MarineQuest Founder Diane Talley and current and former members of the MarineQuest team at a 40th anniversary celebration of UNCW’s successful MarineQuest program on February 13. Since its creation, MarineQuest has provided marine and environmental science enrichment programs for more than 200,000 children and teens. more...

Symphony Oxendine Named an ACPA Emerging Scholar

Symphony Oxendine, assistant professor in WCE’s Department of Educational Leadership, has been named an Emerging Scholar Designee by ACPA - College Student Educators International, a leading international professional association for the study and practice of student affairs and higher education. more...

WCE’s PDS Supports Teacher Transition to Online Learning

WCE’s PDS Office partnered with faculty and educators in the region to host a series of virtual conferences impacting over 350 teachers, instructional coaches and school leaders following school closures in March. PDS also created a learning toolbox for teachers and introduced a series of Coffee Connections help foster collaboration and connection. more...

D.C. Virgo Shares New Video, Transitions to Online Learning

D.C. Virgo is currently accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year. Learn more about UNCW’s K-8 school in a new video! During February, Virgo celebrated Black History Month with dozens of guest readers. In March, the school transitioned to online learning with support from New Hanover County Schools, UNCW MIT students, WCE’s PDS Office, Kramden Institute and Live Oak Bank. more...

TEO Office, SPARC Host Grants Collaborative Workshop

Thirty-five faculty and staff members from across campus participated in a Grants Collaborative Workshop on May 14. WCE Associate Dean Bill Sterrett coordinated the event in partnership with the UNCW Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance. more...

Watson College Graduates Honored as NHCS Educators of the Year

Elizabeth Felts '11M was named New Hanover County Schools’ 2020-21 Overall Educator of the Year on May 27. Felts is an English and service learning teacher at New Hanover High School. Other 2020-21 honorees are Trevor Todd ’16, Elementary Educator of the Year, Nuhn Johnson, Middle School Educator of the Year and Rachel Manning '93, '99M Principal of the Year. In February, Sydney Peterson ’16M was named NHCS 2020 “Rookie of the Year.” more...

Watson College Recognitions

Michele Parker is the 2020 Watson College recipient of the Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award. Lisa Buchanan, Daisyane Barreto, Dennis Kubasko, Angie Reid-Griffin and Wilson Okello were recognized for their publications at UNCW’s Annual Research Reception. Wilson Okello and Jordan Weber ‘18 Ed.D were featured in We Are UNCW. The Watson College is pleased to share these stories and other news. more...