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Dr. Frances O'Connell Rust

WCE Speaker Series: Dr. Frances O’Connell Rust 
October 7, 2015 Reception at 4:15, Lecture at 5pm in McNeil Hall
Frances O’Connell Rust is a Senior Fellow and Director of Teacher Education programs at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, and Professor Emeritus, New York University Steinhardt School of Education. Her awards include the American Educational Research Association’s Outstanding Dissertation Award (1985), the Association of Teacher Educators’ award for Distinguished Research in Teacher Education (2001) and the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators’ Outstanding Teacher Educator Award (2008). Learn more >

Distinguished Alumni Award

3rd Annual Writing Conference for K-12 Educators
UNCW invites you to attend our 3rd Annual Writing Conference at the Watson College of Education, UNCW in Wilmington, NC, Friday-Sunday, September 25-27, 2015, featuring Dr. Brian Cambourne as a keynote speaker. more...

Dean Van O. Dempsey III

The Watson College Welcomes Dean Dempsey
Please join WCE faculty and staff and the UNCW community in welcoming Van O. Dempsey III, Ph.D. as the new Dean of the Watson College of Education. Dr. Dempsey comes to UNCW from Fairmont State University in Fairmont, WV, where he was Vice President for Institutional Assessment and Effectiveness. He began his tenure as Dean of the Watson College on July 1.

WCE Alumni Honored as NHCS Educators of the Year

WCE Alumni Honored as NHCS Educators of the Year
Watson College graduates Katie Snyder, Jerry Oates and Laura Graham were recently honored as Educators of the Year in New Hanover County. Snyder ’08, ‘12M is NHCS Teacher of the Year, Oates ’95, ‘03M is Principal of the Year and Graham ’10M is the NHCS 2015-16 Elementary School Teacher of the Year. In all, 23 Watson College graduates were among the teachers and principals honored at the district’s Educator of the Year banquet on June 9. Please join us in congratulating our alumni and all of the educators recognized for their outstanding work in New Hanover County! Read more >

Distinguished Alumni Award

2015 Distinguished Alumni Award
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.

Connections Magazine 2014

2014 Connections Magazine - Our Exceptional Students
View the Fall 2014 edition of Connections Magazine from the Watson College of Education. Learn about what our amazing students have been doing to make education better. We are so proud of our exceptional students and can't wait to share their stories with you! View online >

WCE Student Leaders

Become a Watson College Student Leader! Attend any one of our Information Sessions to learn more!
Watson wants dedicated and enthusiatic individuals who are passionate about teaching and want to represent the Watson College through leadership, professionalism, and service of the past, present and future WCE Alumni! Learn more >

Alumni Update

Alumni - Update Your Information
As a valued member of the Seahawk family, we want to learn more about the areas of the university that are most important to you. Please take a moment to review your contact information and make any changes by visiting

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Labor Day Holiday

No Classes


Coffee & Conversation

11am in 3rd Floor Lounge Area


UNCW Faculty Meeting

2pm in EB 162


Teaching in Kuwait Information Meeting

12:15pm in EB 331


Teaching in Kuwait Information Meeting

5pm in EB 387


WCE Open Forum

3pm in EB 162


Malawi Information Meeting

5pm in EB 306

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