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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The Watson College of Education Alumni Chapter hosted their annual fall dinner on Wednesday, October 7. Guest Speaker Frances O'Connell Rust lectured on issues in today's education system, and alumni enjoyed a complimentary dinner after the presentation. Check out photos here.
|Sarah Payne - President||Juliana Nesbit - Vice President|
|Elizabeth Godwin - Secretary|
|Ann Grose||Janis Norris|
|Joyce Huguelet||Diane Evers|
|Julia Davis||Virginia Teachey|
|Kimberly Stokes||Ann Grose|
Spring Dinner 2015 The Watson College of Education Alumni Chapter hosted their annual spring dinner on Tuesday, April 28 in the education building. Dewy N. “Chris” Furr was recognized as the Watson College of Education’s Distinguished Alumni of the year. Chris was chosen as the 2015 award recipient based on his achievements as an educator accompanied by his extensive community involvement. Four current WCE Students, Maya Bassett, Katlyn Joyner, Daniella Kelly and Stephie McCumbee were announced as the winners of the WCE Alumni Chapter 2015-2016 Scholarship. Another highlight of the evening was a panel discussion from guest speakers, Kris Florea ‘09M, Hoggard High School English teacher and Hoggard High School Teacher of the Year and Kayce Smith ‘12M, South Brunswick Middle School-World Languages and Brunswick County Schools’ Teacher of the year. Photos
Fall Dinner 2014 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. Check out photos!
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.
Watson College of Education’s Distinguished Alumnus 2015
Dewy N. “Chris” Furr '84M
Dewey N. “Chris” Furr ‘84M was recognized as the Watson College of Education’s Distinguished Alumni of the year at the Alumni Chapter’s annual spring dinner on Tuesday, April 28 at the Education Building. Chris was chosen as the 2015 award recipient based on his achievements as an educator accompanied by his extensive community involvement. He graduated from UNCW in 1984 with a Master’s in Educational Leadership. In addition to teaching since 1977 in social studies, language arts, health and physical education, he was a coach, athletic director and social studies department chair. Chris was a principal in New Hanover County Schools from 2004 until his retirement in 2011. He has also been an instructor for the Watson College of Education. Mr. Furr has volunteered for serval organizations throughout the years including the YMCA, Communities in Schools and Optimist Club of Winter Park. His volunteer work serves at-risks students and he works to positively impact the graduation rate in the region.