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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 >


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 >