The Bernard C. Watson Endowed Chair in Urban Education
The College of Education at Temple University is honored to announce the establishment of the Bernard C. Watson Endowed Chair in Urban Education, the first endowed chair in honor of an African American in Temple University's history! Upon its establishment, the Bernard C. Watson Endowed Chair in Urban Education will serve as an anchor in Temple University's College of Education. Through the endowed chair, the College of Education will be able to:
- attract a prominent scholar who will conduct research & join the Urban Education’s stellar faculty;
- provide much needed graduate fellowships in Urban Education for future policy makers and leaders in urban education; and
- link theory and practice through the College’s community outreach programs for children and adults in North Philadelphia and throughout the Philadelphia region.
The College of Education’s central mission is to improve the lives of children and their families through education, by working to ensure access to high quality education and by empowering all students with the tools they need to achieve.
Dr. Bernard C. Watson embodies our mission. As a professional educator who understands the important challenges of educating students in an urban environment, Dr. Watson’s rich career reflects quality achievements and strong leadership. While at Temple, Dr. Watson was a principal founder of the Urban Education program in the College of Education. Since its inception, the program has reflected his uncompromising pursuit of excellence.
Bernard C. Watson Endowed Chair in Urban Education Gala - May 15, 2008
President Ann Weaver Hart and the College of Education community hosted the Bernard C. Watson Endowed Chair in Urban Education Gala on May 15, 2008.
"Chair of the People"
We are calling the Bernard C. Watson Endowed Chair in Urban Education the "The Chair of the People," because it has the potential to impact every sector of our community, and we need the support of many to realize the goal of establishing this Chair. Bernie Watson is an educator, administrator, philanthropist and leader who is deserving of this honor, but we cannot achieve this feat alone. To honor Dr. Watson's accomplishments in urban education, and to extend his legacy to future generations of educators and students, please consider supporting the Bernard C. Watson Chair in Urban Education at Temple University’s College of Education. All gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
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You can make a secure online pledge at www.myowlspace.com or send a check payable to Temple University, College of Education. Write “Bernard C. Watson Chair Fund” in the memo portion to Susie Suh’s attention and mail to: College of Education, Temple University Ritter Hall RM 245, 1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19122.
Bernard C. Watson was featured on the cover of our Fall 2006 issue of The Educator. Click here for a summary of the article.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Susie Suh, Director of Development & Alumni Affairs, for the College of Education at Temple University, at email: email@example.com or phone: 215.204.0916.
Video of Kick-Off Reception from February 2006
Dr. Constance E. Clayton, Chair of the Bernard C. Watson Committee; Dr. C.Kent McGuire, Dean of the College of Education; and Alex Holzman, Director of Temple University Press, hosted the kickoff cocktail reception for the Bernard C. Watson Chair in Urban Education at the College of Education of Temple University.
A new book by Murray Dubin and Dan Biddle telling the story of Octavious Catto, 19th century civil rights activist and educator (forthcoming in 2007 from Temple University Press) was also introduced.
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WHYY Civic Space, 6th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Thursday, February 23rd, 2006