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Chartered in 1996, the Watson College of Education (WCE) Alumni Chapter has distinguished itself by serving UNCW, the WCE and the UNCW Alumni Association. Through its fundraising efforts, the chapter has established an endowed alumni scholarship, the naming of the student lounge on the ground floor of the WCE, and the awarding of two annual student scholarships.

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Kim Gargiulo
Assistant Director
910.962.2587
gargiulok@uncw.edu

Watson School of Education Alumni during Homecoming 2010

Watson College of Education Alumni Chapter

WCE Alumni Fall Dinner

On Monday, October 20, the Watson College of Education Alumni Chapter held their Alumni Fall Dinner in conjunction with the Watson Public Speaker Series in McNeill Hall on campus. Alumni, community members and students enjoyed a presentation from renowned speaker, Dr. Terrell L. Strayhorn, Professor of Higher Education at The Ohio State University, on “Access and Excellence: A Balancing Act in Public Education.” The alumni enjoyed a complimentary dinner together following the presentation. Sarah Payne ’08, WCE Alumni Chapter President, welcomed the attendees and Dean Ken Teitelbaum spoke with alumni about happenings within the college.

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Virginia Teachey - President  
Sarah Payne - Vice President  
Elizabeth Godwin - Secretary Janis Norris
Joyce Huguelet Diane Evers
Julia Davis Vicki Hayes
Kimberly Stokes Ann Grose

Fall Dinner 2013 The Watson College of Education Alumni Chapter hosted their annual fall dinner on Tuesday, October 1 in the Education Building. The group enjoyed dinner and hearing about current education laws from keynote speaker, Brian Lewis, Chief Lobbyist and Political Director of NCAE.

Spring Dinner 2013
The Watson College of Education Alumni Chapter hosted their annual spring dinner on Tuesday, April 30 at the beautiful Wise Alumni House. The group enjoyed dinner followed by an interesting and educational program. Kelly Batts '97, '00, '10Ed.D., Elementary Instructional Coach for NC Department of Public Instruction presented on the topic of the implementation of Common Core standards. Caroline Courter '11M, was recognized as the Watson College of Education's Distinguished Alumni of the year. Three current WCE Students, Martha Boehm, Courtney Polland and Gallen Spencer, were announced as the winners of the WCE Alumni Chapter 2013-2014 Scholarship. Take a look at photos!

Homecoming Luncheon 2013 The Watson College of Education hosted a luncheon on Saturday, February 16 in celebration of UNCW Homecoming 2013. Children of alumni attendees had a great time in the Education Lab while their parents were captivated by the learning robots demonstration. Guests enjoyed socializing with former classmates and faculty in the beautiful Education Building. Take a look at photos!

Fall Alumni Dinner 2012
Watson College of Education alumni gathered on Thursday, October 25 in the UNCW Education Building for their annual Fall Alumni Dinner. Attendees enjoyed an evening of networking and dinner with friends. Guest speaker Lisa Burris, the Lead School Counselor and Social Worker for New Hanover County Schools, spoke about dropout prevention initiatives. Dean Teitelbaum updated the group on the new programs and current events in the Watson College of Education. Take a look at photos!

Spring Dinner Meeting 2012 The annual spring dinner meeting was held on Tuesday, April 24 at the beautiful Wise Alumni House. Dawn Rowe McKernan '07M, '11Ed.D., was recognized as the Watson College of Education's Distinguished Alumni of the year. Dawn was chosen as the 2012 award recipient based on her achievements as an educator accompanied by her extensive community involvement. Two current WCE Students, Martha Boehm and Claire Primrose, were announced as the winners of the WCE Alumni Chapter 2012-2013 Scholarship. Another highlight of the evening was a special presentation from guest speaker, Dr. Cathy Barlow, UNCW Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, about providing a quality education during challenging economic times. The attendees enjoyed the evening and look forward to the next WCE Alumni dinner in the fall.Take a look at photos!

Homecoming Alumni Luncheon
In celebration of UNCW Homecoming 2012, on Saturday, February 4, the Watson College of Education (WCE) and UNCW Alumni Association hosted a luncheon in the School of Education Building Atrium for WCE graduates. Alumni, faculty and current students had a great time talking about WCE future and past. Alumni and their children also enjoyed touring the beautiful School of Education building. Take a look at photos!

Spring 2011 Dinner Meeting
The WSE Alumni Chapter hosted their annual spring dinner meeting on April 14. WSE alumni enjoyed dinner and conversation amongst friends and colleagues. Guest speaker, Ivy Murrain '96M, Principal of Wilmington Early College High School, spoke about the accelerated program and the difference that it is making in the lives of Wilmington's youth by expanding social development through school, community college and mentors. After the presentation, the new officers for the chapter were announced. Everyone enjoyed the educational dinner and the group looks forward to the next WSE Alumni event in the fall.

Fall Dinner Meeting
WSE Alumni Fall Dinner at the Wise Alumni HouseThe Watson School of Education Alumni Chapter met on Thursday, September 30 at the Wise Alumni House for a complimentary light supper and an evening with friends. Guest speaker, Tilly Gurley, Principal of Isaac Bear Early College High School, spoke about their accelerated program and it's integration at UNCW. Take a look at photos!

2010 Spring Dinner Meeting

The Watson School of Education hosted their spring dinner meeting on April 29. Over 40 WSE alumni and retired educators enjoyed dinner and conversation amongst friends and colleagues. Guest speakers, Dr. Robert Smith from WSE and Jerry Oates '95, '03M, Principal of the Mary S. Mosely PLC, spoke about high school reform. The new officers for the Chapter were announced and Dr. Wetherill, Interim Dean, outlined plans to launch a new program for retired educators in the Cape Fear Region. Everyone enjoyed the educational dinner and the group looks forward to the next WSE Alumni event in October 2010. View photos from the dinner meeting.

WSE Homecoming Alumni Reception 2010
The Watson School of Education (WSE) and the UNCW Alumni Association hosted a luncheon in the Education Building atrium. Alumni, faculty and current students had a great time sharing stories and learning about the past and the future of WSE. The interactive displays entertained the children and the tours made the alumni proud to return to their alma mater. Take a look at photos!

Nominations

Each year the UNCW Watson College of Education Alumni Chapter recognizes an alumnus who has made significant contributions to education and who represents the commitment to excellence typified by the Watson College of Education. Nominations are accepted from alumni, faculty, staff and community members until March 31 and the award is given at the WCE graduation reception in May.

Congratulations to KATHLEEN Lynch-davis '93, '95m!

Kathleen Lynch-Davis received the Watson College of Education Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award for 2014 at the WCE annual Spring Dinner on April 29, 2014. Kathleen was chosen for this award for her dedication to education, particularly in the mathematics field.

Kathleen received a B.A. in Middle Grades Education with concentrations in Mathematics and Social Studies from UNCW in 1993. She continued her education at UNCW to receive her masters in Middle Grades Education in 1995 where she wrote her dissertation on “Responding to Students’ Writing in Mathematics: Cases of Three Middle School Teachers.” Lynch-Davis then completed her Ph.D. at Indiana University in Curriculum and Instruction/Mathematics Education with a Doctoral Minor in Mathematics.

Lynch-Davis is currently a professor at Appalachian State University where she teaches Mathematics Education in the Department of Curriculum and instruction and serves as the Elementary Education Program Coordinator. She also serves as Co-PI on NCQUEST and on Math Science Partnership grants. Additionally, she has worked as a middle school teacher, contributed to academic journals and presented at multiple conferences.

Kathleen has shown tremendous dedication to the field of education and continues to make valued contributions to Appalachian State, as well as other educational endeavors.


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