Meet Our Staff

Jon Kapell

Jon Kapell, Director for Campus Activities & Involvement
Campus Activities & Involvement: Campus Life
910.962.4250 (Main Office Line)
kapellj@uncw.edu

Jon supervises the Campus Activities & Involvement Center professional staff in their support roles for the SGA and student organizations. He also is responsible for hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating the Events Calendar Assistant and the Posting Assistant. In addition, he advises the Student Government Association, coordinates and implements the UNCWelcome Program, and oversees the UNCWeekends initiative with a student group along with other staff in the division. Jon presents various workshops for the Organizational Leadership certificate and he serves on the campus as a UNCW Safe Zone trained Ally.

Nicole Fedders

Nicole Fedders, Assistant Director for Campus Activities & Involvement
Campus Activities & Involvement: Campus Life
910.962.7601 (Main Office Line)
feddersn@uncw.edu


Nicole oversees 260+ registered student organizations and the management of the Involvement Center and supervises the Involvement Specialists within the Involvement Center. She coordinates the annual campus wide events such as Involvement Carnivals/Fairs, Welcome Back, Student Organization Leadership Awards, re-registration seminars, annual registration process for all student organizations, and Student Organization Appreciation Day. Nicole also serves as the primary advisor to the SGA Treasurer and the Appropriations Committee in their allocation processes.

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Erica Brinsfield, CAIC Graduate Assistant
Campus Activities & Involvement: Campus Life
910.962.3553
ecb8199@uncw.edu

The CAIC Graduate Assistant will advise and manage the UNCWeekends planning group inclusive of event planning, implementation and management, coordinate social media on behalf of CAIC and provide oversight for the CAIC website. This position will also provide support for CAIC’s major campus events alongside the CAIC full time staff.

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Kanalyn Jackson, CAIC Graduate Assistant
Campus Activities & Involvement: Campus Life
910.962.3553
kjj6848@uncw.edu

The CAIC Graduate Assistant will lend support and advising to multicultural student organizations by helping them implement programs and coordinate educational and social events. This position will also provide support for CAIC’s major campus events alongside the CAIC full time staff.

Other Staff Whose Offices are Located in the CAIC

Sonja Ardoin

Dr. Sonja Ardoin, Director of the Office for Student Leadership and Engagement
Office for Student Leadership and Engagement
910.962.3877
ardoins@uncw.edu

Responsible for coordinating a comprehensive leadership program that creates intentional opportunities for all students to identify and enhance their leadership potential; expanding engagement and community service and volunteer experiences which promote civic engagement and citizenship; designing and delivering materials, programs and seminars on principles and practices of leadership and service. This person will also establish leadership certification levels for students in the professional schools and signature programs in the College of Arts & Sciences. The person in this position also facilitates annual awards and recognition programs, in addition to providing support and input on student ethical development, Taking Flight program, and the annual Seahawk Leadership Conference.

Jamie

Jamie Russell, Assistant Director of the Office for Student Leadership and Engagement
Office for Student Leadership and Engagement
910.962.3877
russelljl@uncw.edu

Responsible for development and oversight of the Office’s leadership education program, supporting community service programming, and providing supervision for OSLE staff fellows & GA and daily consultation to individual students, student leaders and representatives of student organizations seeking leadership and community service opportunities. The Assistant Director designs and offers direct instruction on relevant subject matter through collaborative partnerships with faculty, staff and other university constituencies in maintaining a dynamic leadership program which supports the university’s mission.

  Becca Edens, Administrative Associate of the Office for Student Leadership and Engagement
Office for Student Leadership and Engagement
910.962.3877
edensr@uncw.edu
Stefanie Mancuso

Stefanie Mancuso, Assistant Director for Campus Life
Campus Life Arts & Programs
910.962.7722 (Main Office Line)
mancusos@uncw.edu

Stefanie advises the student-run program board, Association for Campus Entertainment (ACE), and its executive board and committees: Spirit, Special Events, Concerts, Films and Boseman Art Gallery. She also coordinates the Synergy Common Reading Program, UNCW Presents Artist Residencies and Summer @ the Dub programs

Michelle Kaplan

 

Michele Kaplan, Coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Life
Office of the Dean of Students
910.962.7295 (Main Office Line)
kaplanm@uncw.edu

Michele serves as the primary liaison between the university and our Greek letter social organizations, including Panhellenic Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council and Interfraternity Council. She advises fraternity and sorority leaders in programming, budgeting, academic success strategies, membership recruitment and interpretation of policies and provides workshops, retreats, programs and seminars on relevant topics for the organizations. She is also responsible for coordinating the Greek Housing Program in collaboration with Housing and Residence Life.

Jarrod Rudd

 

Jarrod Rudd , Graduate Assistant for Fraternity and Sorority Life
Office of the Dean of Students
910.962.7295 (Main Office Line)
jpr1835@uncw.edu

As the FSL Graduate Assistant,Jarrod assists the Coordinator with larger programs, such as National Hazing Prevention Week and the Fraternity and Sorority Life Leadership Certificate. He co-advises Panhellenic, NPHC, and serves as the advisor to Order of Omega. Jarrod also works to maintain all social media accounts, as well as the FSL newsletter.

 

Campus Life staff who work closely with the CAIC

Cathy Murphy

Cathy Murphy, Business Operations Coordinator
2041 Fisher University Union Campus Life Office
910.962.3769 (Main Office Line)
murphyc@uncw.edu

Cathy processes financial transactions for Campus Activities, SGA, Student Organizations and Student Media. She is an assistant to the University Union Budget Manager.

Campus Activities & Involvement Center Student Employees

StephanieCathy Jordan

 

 

Stephanie Dibenedetto, Ashleigh Carroll (not pictured), and Cathy Jordan, Office Assistants

Campus Activities & Involvement: Campus Life
910.962.4250 (Main Office Line)
caic@uncw.edu

The Office Assistants assists in typing office correspondence and forms, checks mailbox and distribute mail to office staff and Involvement Center, sends faxes and distribute received faxes to office staff, inventory supplies and keep a bi-weekly updated list of supplies to be ordered, keeps the color printer paper and forms stocked, assist the CAIC professional staff in program file management and other special projects creates and updates display cases in the Fisher Student Center, second floor, runs any needed errands for the office, installs CAIC Event Calendars in the Fisher restrooms, and organizes storage room and check for supplies needed.

Mary Schweers Mary Schweers , Events Calendar Assistant
The Events Calendar Assistant is responsible for creating and editing the weekly CAIC events calendar that gets posted throughout UNCW.
Dan Shea Dan Shea, Posting Assistant
The Posting Assistant ensures thorough and timely distribution of CAIC publicity. The Posting Assistant monitors and maintains campus-wide CAIC bulletin boards located in most academic and administrative buildings.

Involvement Specialists (located in the Involvement Center)

Peer educators trained to assist student leaders develop leadership skills and learn to effectively run their student organizations.

Involvement Specialists for the Involvement Center

910.962.3553 (Main Office Line)
activities@uncw.edu

Involvement Specialist Hannah Rockecharlie, Involvement Center Manager
Hannah is a senior majoring in Communication Studies and minoring in English. She is a member of Lambda Pi Eta, Order of Omega, the Student Organizations Committee (SOC), and is currently the Vice President of Member Development for Alpha Gamma Delta.
Erin Danneker Staff Photo Erin Danneker, Involvement Specialist
Erin is a junior majoring in Marketing. She is an Honors College Student and a member of Habitat for Humanity, the Student Organizations Committee (SOC), and currently the Alumni Chair for Phi Sigma Pi Honors Fraternity.
Josh Hilton Staff Photo Josh Hilton, Involvement Specialist
Josh is a senior double majoring in Accounting and Finance. He is the President of UNCW's Club Baseball team.
Not Pictured Shelby Johnson, Involvement Specialist
Shelby is a junior double majoring in Communication Studies and International Studies. She is also an intern with The Full Belly Project.
Kristin Morris Staff Photo Kristin Morris, Involvement Specialist
Kristin is a junior majoring in Marine Biology and Environmental Studies. She is a member of Beta Beta Beta, the ECO Club, and is the President-elect of The Coastal Society.
Not Pictured May Rogers, Involvement Specialist
May is a junior majoring in Film Studies and minoring in Digital Arts. She is Co-Chair for Hawk It Out, Historian for the Seahawk Village Area Chapter, a Music Director for Hawkstream Radio, as well as a First Year Spring Admits Buddy.
Jordan Wilkins Staff Photo Jordan Wilkins, Involvement Specialist
Jordan is a senior majoring in Marketing. She is a member of Pi Sigma Epsilon, Delta Zeta, and is the Lamda Chi Alpha Sweetheart. In addition, Jordan is the president of Order of Omega.

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