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The 2019 February Edition of the Watson Chronicle is online!
We are pleased to share with you the latest edition of the Watson Chronicle. We welcome your comments and feedback, and hope you'll join us in sharing the stories of the work of the Watson College with others.

Reconnect Rural and Urban Forum - February 11
UNCW’s STEM Learning Cooperative and STEM SENC will be featured at the Reconnect Rural and Urban Forum, presented by NC State University’s Institute for Emerging Issues. The event will be held at the Raleigh Marriott City Center on February 11. Registration is open. Learn more >

Eggs and Issues
Regional Eggs & Issues Breakfast - March 12, 2019
Learn about the most pressing education issues facing North Carolina that will drive policy debate in the upcoming legislative session, and how these issues will affect Southeastern North Carolina.  Registration is now open:
Grad School Open House
Graduate School Open House - March 21
Join us for the Graduate School Open House! Learn about UNCW's graduate programs, financial aid, and meet your professors. Register today at
Dean Dempsey
WCE Dean Van Dempsey Honored for Leadership in Education
UNCW Watson College of Education Dean Van Dempsey has received the 2018 Distinguished Leadership Award from the UNC Chapel Hill School of Education. The award was presented at the 17th annual Alumni Awards Dinner held Oct. 6 at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center in Chapel Hill. Read more >
UNCW Receives State Department Grant for IDEA-STEM Program
UNCW has received a grant through the U.S. Department of State for a program titled “Innovating and Designing Engaged Applications in STEM Education.” Funds totaling $188,064 will support a one-year collaborative effort to build STEM educational capacity in Pakistani middle schools. Bill Sterrett is lead PI on the grant, awarded in September. Read more >
MarineQuest Turns Hurricane Disaster into Education Outreach Opportunity
Following Hurricane Florence, UNCW’s MarineQuest partnered with Engineering Expectations to design a new hurricane science and engineering curriculum for students in grades 4-12. The program, offered free of charge to schools impacted by the storm, has been introduced at eight schools engaging 325 students to date. MarineQuest will bring the program to an additional 24 schools in December and January. Read more >
NC iTeach
WCE Introduces New Teacher Pipeline Programs
UNCW is a lead institution for the new Future Teachers of North Carolina program. The UNC System Office in collaboration with NC DPI has brought three universities together with 18 teachers statewide to pilot FTNC during the 2018-19 academic year. WCE has also introduced a Future Teachers Career Academy at Isaac Bear Early College High School in partnership with New Hanover County Schools. Read more >
Nicole Geczi
Nicole Geczi Receives 2018 UNCW Staff Award for Excellence
Nicole Geczi, executive assistant in WCE’s Office of Teacher Education and Outreach, has been awarded the 2018 UNCW Staff Award for Excellence. A record 28 UNCW staff members were nominated for the award, including WCE staff members Kerri Fowler, Melissa Newcity and Jan Siko. Geczi and other nominees were recognized at a ceremony at UNCW’s Burney Center on November 15. Read more >

Request for Student and Employee Support
UNCW’s Campus Emergency Fund provides limited, one-time emergency financial assistance to UNCW students and employees personally affected by Hurricane Florence. It is the intent of this fund to provide support for currently enrolled students who have exhausted all other resources. If Campus Emergency Funds are granted, they do not have to be repaid but they may count as income and be subject to federal and/or state taxes.

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Alumni Update
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