Watson Wednesdays
Take 5
Watson College of Education
Watson Shirts
Short Sleeve Watson T-shirts are Now on Pre-order Through September 12!!
You asked for it and now we've got it! Watson short sleeve t-shirts are available for pre-order - ONLINE!! Free shipping included!! We can't wait to see you in your new shirts! Pre-order here >
I-40 East

Youth Programs Receives Grant for STEM Entrepreneurship in Rural Communities
UNCW’s Youth Programs has received a $118,471 grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund to launch I-40 E.A.S.T. (Engineering, Agriculture, Science and Technology). The two-year project is designed to engage students from rural communities in lab-based scientific investigations, career exploration, community planning and entrepreneurship. Read more >


UNCW Writing Conference for K-12 Educators - October 26-27
UNCW invites you to attend our 4th annual Writing Conference at the Watson College of Education in Wilmington, NC, Friday evening -Sunday, October 26-28.  We are pleased to present some of the top speakers in the field of writing in 4 strands. Learn more >

Michele Parker

Michele Parker Selected for Ambassador’s Distinguished Scholars Program in Ethiopia
WCE Professor Michele Parker will spend the 2018-19 academic year as a full-time member of the teaching faculty at the University of Gondar in Ethiopia. Her work, as an Ambassador Distinguished Scholar, will focus on adult education. The one-year assignment will begin in October. Read more >

Tarana Burke

Leadership Lecture Series Featuring Tarana Burke - Sept. 26
Tarana Burke, founder of the ‘me too’ movement and 2017 Time Person of the Year will speak at UNCW’s Leadership Lecture series event on September 26. The event is free for students, faculty and staff and $15 for the general public. Tickets are available in Sharky’s Box Office and Game Room on Saturday, Sept. 22 or in the Burney Center lobby the evening of the event.

Dean Dempsey

Watson College Dean Van Dempsey Appointed to Public School Forum of N.C. Board of Directors
Van Dempsey, dean of UNCW’s Watson College of Education, has been elected to serve on the board of directors of the Public School Forum of North Carolina. His two-year term began July 1. Read more >

WSL Fundraiser
Watson Student Leader Panera Fundraiser - Sept. 12
Help support our Watson Student Leaders by purchasing a meal from Panera Bread Company on Sept. 12 from 4-8pm at the Military Cutoff location. Bring this flyer or show an electronic version to the cashier when you place your order! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the WSL's. Learn more >
DC Virgo

UNCW, Wilmington Community Celebrate Grand Opening of DCVPA
Children took center stage at a grand opening celebration for the new D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy on July 24. DCVPA opened its doors to 250 students in grades K-8 in mid-July, through a partnership initiative led by UNCW. Wilmington community members joined UNCW Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli, members of the UNCW Board of Trustees, Provost Marilyn Sheerer, Watson College Dean Van Dempsey, senior administrators from New Hanover County Schools, Virgo Principal Sabrina Hill-Black and DCVPA faculty and students at the grand opening event. Highlights included a parade of students, inspirational addresses and a joint appearance by Sammy C. Hawk and Virgo’s lion mascot, Lamont. Read more >

Family Fare

UNCW Receives $5,000 Donation from Family Fare for D.C. Virgo
UNCW has received a $5,000 donation from Family Fare Convenience Stores to aid in the startup of D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy. Family Fare President Lee Barnes, Christy Barnes ’95, and local franchise owners visited Virgo to present the check and tour the school on July 23. The gift, part of Family Fare’s Shared Purpose Initiative, will provide resources for teachers. Read more >

Watson Chronicle

The 2018 May Edition of the Watson Chronicle is online!
Want to know what Watson College has been doing this semester? Want to know what's coming up? We have all of those wonderful stories and more in the newest edition of the Watson Chronicle online. Read more >


STEM SENC Selected to Join Global STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice
UNCW’s Watson College of Education is pleased to announce that STEM SENC has been selected to join the STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice, SLECOP, an initiative to improve education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). STEM SENC will now connect with 67 other Ecosystems. Read more >

PDS Invitation

WCE Celebrates 25th Anniversary of PDS School-University Partnerships
UNCW recognized early that effective teacher preparation requires partnerships among colleges of education, public schools and the public. Created in 1993, WCE’s national-award winning Professional Development System partnerships have grown to include collaborations with 12 school districts, 143 schools and 2,200 partnership teachers. WCE celebrated the 25thanniversary of PDS at a re-signing ceremony and reception with district and school partners and other invited guests at the Watson College on April 26. View more information here >


Watson College Announces 2018 Razor Walker Award Recipients
Each year, the Watson College presents the Razor Walker Awards to individuals whose vision, tenacity, courage and sacrifice have made a difference in the lives of young people. This year’s honorees are Cathy Barlow, career educator; Ralph Hise, senator of the 47th District of NC; Wayne Lofton, president and CEO of the Community Boys and Girls Club; and the late James McAdams, longtime principal and educational leader in New Hanover and Brunswick counties. Read more >

Take 5

Mindfulness Mondays Take 5
Mindfulness Monday is an invitation to faculty, staff, and students offering a weekly space providing tools and suggestions for mindful living. Take 5 with us!! Every Monday at 10:40am & 2:40pm 2nd Floor Lounge Area. 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 www.uncw.edu/alumniupdate

A Message From the Dean

NCATE Accreditate

UNC Education Quality



WSL Panera Fundraiser

4-8pm at Panera on Military Cutoff


WSL Bake Sale

9am at Randall Library


Hawktalks: Classroom to Careers

7pm in Lumina Theater

Education Building Reservation Form