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UNCW’s Lab School Journey Continues

UNCW is partnering with New Hanover County Schools and D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy to create a lab school in Wilmington. The groups held a series of open forums this fall to gather community input on a proposed K-8 school at the Virgo location. If approved, the school will open in 2018. Jessica Swencki joined the design team as Lab School Project Implementation Coordinator on Dec. 1. more...

UNC President, Board of Governors Visit WCE on Tour of UNCW Campus

UNC System President Margaret Spellings and members of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors visited the Watson College during a tour of UNCW on Oct. 24. Dean Van Dempsey and associate dean Donyell Roseboro highlighted WCE’s strong partnership with New Hanover County Schools during a lunch presentation in the Education Building. The visit was part of a tour of all 17 campuses in the UNC system. more...

WCE Hosts Inaugural NC School-University Partnership Summit

Ninety individuals from 10 UNC institutions, 17 North Carolina school districts and five community agencies gathered at the Watson College on Oct. 20-21 for a School-University Partnership Summit. WCE’s Professional Development System Office coordinated the inaugural statewide event titled “Blurring Boundaries: Creating Opportunities for School-University Partnerships.” more...

WCE Faculty Participate in IIUI-UNCW Conference in Pakistan

Susan Catapano and Michele Parker were among 10 faculty members who traveled to Pakistan to participate in the second IIUI-UNCW conference in October. The event was part of an educational and cultural partnership between UNCW and the International Islamic University in Islamabad established in 2014 with funding through the U.S. Department of State. more...

WCE Professor Mahnaz Moallem Receives National Education Award

Mahnaz Moallem, professor of Instructional Technology and Research at the Watson College, has received an Annual Achievement Award from the Association for Educational Communications and Technology for her contributions in the field of STEM education. The award was presented at the AECT annual convention in Jacksonville in November. more...

Graduate School Open House Held at the Watson College

More than 160 prospective students attended a recent open house coordinated by UNCW’s Graduate School. Doctoral and master’s degree programs, as well as certificate, add-on licensure and non-degree options offered across campus were showcased at the event. more...

Watson College Hosts Alumni Reception

More than 75 alumni, faculty and retired faculty gathered for an Alumni Reception in the atrium of the Education Building on Nov. 1. Glenn Reed ’91 was presented with WCE’s 2017 WCE Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award at the event. Reed is principal of Dixon Elementary School in Jacksonville. more...

“Brushstrokes” Featured at Cucalorus Film Festival; Students attend Dance-a-lorus

“Brushstrokes,” a documentary about the “Forest of DREAMS” mural created by WCE professor Janna Robertson and hundreds of volunteers in downtown Wilmington, was featured at the 23rd annual Cucalorus Film Festival. James DeVita and students enrolled in WCE’s Higher Education program attended Dance-a-lorus, a film and dance performance held on the first evening of the festival. more...

Watson College Recognitions

JoAn Shaw is the recipient of the 2017 Roy E. Harkin Part-Time Faculty Service Award. Donna DeGennaro was selected as a 2017 WILMA Women to Watch Award winner. Dean Heath is the new Recruitment Specialist for the Watson College. WCE is also pleased to share faculty, staff and alumni news and recognitions. more...