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Welcome to New Faculty!

The Watson College is pleased to introduce four new faculty members in the Department of Educational Leadership. Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Satlaj Dighe, Yan Liu, Shawn Savage and Samantha Silberstein. more...

WCE Faculty Honored for Scholarly Engagement and Public Service

Angelina Reid-Griffin has received UNCW’s 2021 Distinguished Scholarly Engagement and Public Service Award (Senior Scholar) and Meredith Jones has received UNCW’s Junior Scholar award. Reid-Griffin is a professor of secondary science at the Watson College. Jones is an assistant professor of early childhood education. The awards were presented at the university’s fall faculty meeting on September 9. more...

PDS Renews School Partnership Agreements

WCE’s Professional Development System recently renewed school-university agreements for a period of three years, through 2024. PDS, launched in 1993, has grown to include partnerships with 12 school districts, more than 200 schools and more than 2,000 teachers in southeastern North Carolina. more...

D.C. Virgo Begins Fourth Year as a UNCW School

D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy welcomed 209 students on July 14, the start of the 2021-22 academic year. The school, opened in partnership with UNCW in 2018, provides innovative learning opportunities for K-8 students through strong partnerships with the university and the broader community. more...

MarineQuest Partners with WBE on Marine Science Program

Twenty years ago, Ann “Cissie” Brooks founded a marine science program at Wrightsville Beach Elementary School. Brooks retired in June, but a new partnership between UNCW’s MarineQuest and WBE ensures that the nationally recognized program will continue. In addition, the partnership gives MarineQuest use of WBE’s pier, dock and covered outdoor spaces during the summer camp season. more...

WCE Faculty Contribute to Book on Teaching Diverse Youth Literature

Cara Ward and Amy Senta, along with Lisa Brown Buchanan of Elon University, have co-authored a chapter in the book “Handbook of Teaching Diverse Youth Literature to Pre-Service Professionals.” The title of their chapter is “Deploying Black Joy: Learning to Teach Towards Abolition Through Picture Books.” The book was published by IGI Global in June. more...

Katrin Wesner-Harts Receives 2021 UNCW Staff Award for Excellence

Katrin Wesner-Harts ’16 Ed.D., director of UNCW’s Student Health Center, is the 2021 recipient of the UNCW Staff Award for Excellence. Michelle Hafey, CESTEM program associate, was also a Staff Award for Excellence nominee. Wesner-Harts, Hafey and other nominees were recognized at a virtual awards ceremony on September 22. more...

OSLE and OCEAL Receive Democracy Innovation Grant

The Office of Student Leadership and Engagement (OSLE) and Office of Community Engagement and Applied Learning (OCEAL) were awarded the 2021-22 Democracy Never Sleeps Democracy Innovation Grant from North Carolina Campus Compact. The $5,000 grant will fund two civic and democratic engagement initiatives for campus. Jaime Russell ’16 Ed.D., Erin Williamson and James DeVita are managing the grant project. more...

Tiffany Lindstrom Donates Corning Grant Award to STEM SENC

Tiffany Lindstrom, recipient of the 2021 Corning Foundation Excellence in Volunteerism Award, has generously designated her $1,000 grant award to STEM SENC. Lindstrom is a senior project engineer with Corning Optical Communications in Wilmington, and a STEM SENC steering committee member. more...

Watson College Recognitions

Daisyane Barreto, WCE recipient of the Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award, was recognized at UNCW’s fall faculty meeting. Amy Garrett Dikkers, Ray Pastore and Bill Sterrett were recently promoted to full professor. Morgan O’Connell was featured on Spectrum News. The Watson College is pleased to share these stories and other news. more...