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2016-2017 Transfer to Teal Guides

Transfer to Teal Student Tour Guides

Meet UNCW's 2016 - 2017 Transfer to Teal Guides! They are here to show prospective transfer students everything UNCW has to offer. If you are interested in attending a Transfer to Teal Friday tour, be sure to check our 2016-2017 dates!

If you want to learn more about each of their stories and why they decided to Transfer to Teal, we invite you to follow them as they blog throughout the academic year and share their college experiences while exploring Wilmington.

To view our previous Teal Guide cohorts, check out the Teal Guide Legacy.

Ashton

Ashton

Bailey

Bailey

Brigiett

Brigiett

Carly

Carly

CourtneyC

Courtney C

CourtneyK

Courtney K

Kayla

Kayla

Morgan

Morgan

Paulina

Paulina

Sam

Sam

Sarah

Sarah

Skylar

Skylar

Ashton

Teal Guide Ashton

Hey everyone! My name is Ashton and I am a senior at UNCW! I am a military brat, so I've moved around a lot in my life but claim North Carolina as home. I transferred in the fall of 2014 from Arizona State University. I am a Business Management major and I graduate this May. I plan to go on to graduate school to pursue a Master’s in Higher Education: Student Affairs. I serve as the student coordinator for Teal Bridge, a program to help out new transfer students transitioning to life at "The Dub." I'm a UNI 201: Transfer Seminar Peer Mentor, I work 3 on-campus jobs, and I am in Delta Zeta sorority where I hold 2 chair positions - so I stay pretty busy here on campus. I'm so excited to show you our beautiful campus and I hope you find your home here just like I did! 

Follow Ashton as she blogs on the Current Students Tumblr page!

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Bailey

Teal Guide Bailey

Hey everyone! My name is Bailey and I am a senior at UNCW! I am from a small town just outside of Jacksonville called Richlands, North Carolina. I transferred to UNCW from Coastal Carolina Community College in the Fall 2015 semester after acquiring my Associate’s in Art degree. I am a Middle Grades Education major with my concentration in mathematics and social studies. I live in an apartment off campus and commute to school every day. I enjoy living close enough to campus that I can still participate in on campus life as a transfer student. I am a member of Tau Sigma National Honor Society, an honor society just for transfer students, and I’m looking forward to being even more involved in the opportunities this university has to offer this year. Go Seahawks!!

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Brigiett

Teal Guide Brigiett

Hello, my name is Brigiett! I was born and raised in Puerto Rico, but I come from a military family, so I moved to Florida and now I live in a small town called Lillington, North Carolina. I transferred to UNCW in the fall of 2015 from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. I am currently a junior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Criminal Justice, and I intend on graduating in May 2018.

I live in an on-campus apartment with three other roommates. Considering there are many different organizations that UNCW has to offer, I have taken advantage of these great opportunities and became a part of Go Passionately Serve (GPS), Centro Hispano, Intentional, Ratio Christi, and the Transfer to Teal tour program! I am also a Zeta Tau Alpha alumna. I enjoy helping feed the homeless, working out, watching movies, going to bible studies, and spending time with my dogs and family.

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Carly

Teal Guide Carly

Hey everyone! My name is Carly and I am from Mint Hill, North Carolina. I transferred to UNCW this fall from Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte. I am a junior majoring in Middle Grades Education. I live on campus and absolutely love it. I love being a part of such a wonderful environment. Besides being a Teal Guide, I am also on the area council board for Seahawk Crossing residents and I love having a leadership role to make campus life more enjoyable for everyone. I can’t wait to show you around our beautiful campus and I hope you decide to call this place home, just like I did. GO SEAHAWKS!

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Courtney C

Teal Guide Courtney C

Hey there, my name is Courtney! I am from the Albany, New York area. I am a junior majoring in Psychology and I am also in the process of declaring a Pre-Law minor. I received my Associate’s in Science degree in Human Services from a community college back home.

I just transferred here this fall! I live on campus with three roommates and I am currently involved in the Transfer to Teal tour program! I put a lot of time into keeping my grades up and love to spend time with my family. This campus has plenty of opportunities for whatever you are interested in! I am very excited to meet and welcome all of you to UNCW! Go Seahawks!

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Courtney K

Teal Guide Courtney K

Hey guys, I’m Courtney! I am a sophomore here at UNCW! I moved to Wilmington from a small town in Minnesota. I transferred to UNCW this year from Ridgewater College in Willmar, Minnesota with an Associate’s degree. I am majoring in Marine Biology here and plan on graduating in 2019.

I recently got married and live off campus with my husband. I love to be active and volunteer, so right now I am a member of Scuba Club, UNCW Plastic Ocean Project and Paddleboarding Club! I also enjoy going to the beach, running, hiking, camping and being with my family and friends. I am so excited to meet all you future Seahawks on a tour this year! GO SEAHAWKS!

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Kayla

Teal Guide Kayla

My name is Kayla Belk and I am a proud senior at UNCW. I was born and raised in a one stoplight town called Midland, North Carolina. I attended two years at Cape Fear Community College before transferring to UNCW as a Communication Studies major with a passion for helping others and being involved within my community. 

I have returned to UNCW this fall semester after studying abroad at the University of Wollongong in Australia. While studying abroad, I was given the amazing opportunity to travel to a few countries. In the process, I taught English to a small village on the remote Fijian island, Yanuya.

I currently live off campus, I am a full-time Big Buddy and I’m involved with many volunteer organizations within the Wilmington area. As a Teal Guide, I look forward to helping transfer students become acquainted with UNCW, as previous Teal Guides did for me. I know transitioning from school to school can be difficult, so I would like to make yours as easy as possible! 

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Morgan

Teal Guide Morgan

Hello everyone! My name is Morgan and my hometown is Salisbury, Maryland. I was born and raised on the eastern shore of Maryland. I transferred to UNCW in the fall of 2016 after getting my Associate’s degree from Wor-Wic Community College. I am currently a junior majoring in Recreational Therapy. After completing my Bachelor’s degree at UNCW, I plan to complete my Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy and who knows, maybe one day my Doctorate! Currently I am living on campus and I have to say it was a great choice, being new to UNCW and Wilmington in general. In my free time I enjoy volunteering with individuals with special needs. There’s nothing better than seeing an individual light up when they get something right! I’m currently involved in the Transfer to Teal tour program, and I plan on getting involved more as the year continues. UNCW has truly become my new home and I hope one day you will feel the same! 

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Paulina

Teal Guide Paulina

Hey everybody! My name is Paulina Cepeda and I'm a senior here at UNCW. I was born and raised on (not in) Long Island, New York and spent my first year at the University of Buffalo. I transferred here in 2014 because if you know anything about Buffalo, it's about 30 mins from Canada and you can only imagine how cold it is! I'm currently an Exercise Science major with a minor in Psychology and I plan on graduating in December 2017.

I'm currently involved in the Transfer to Teal tour program as well as Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. I recently got a job at Bluewater Grill in Wrightsville Beach as a hostess. I was lucky enough to get a beach house this year with my best friends, so I don’t think I'm ever leaving Wilmington! If I'm not hanging out on my porch or at the beach, you can always find me out and about doing something with my dog, Brody. I look forward to meeting you all!

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Sam

Teal Guide Sam

Hi, I'm Sam! I'm a transfer student from St. Peters, Missouri. I transferred to UNCW in the fall of 2015 from a local community college in my hometown. I am majoring in Art History with a minor in History, and I plan on graduating in the spring of 2017. Currently, I hold a position in Randall Library’s Special Collections. I am also Vice President of Tau Sigma National Honor Society, an honor society exclusive to transfer students on campus. In my spare time, I enjoy volunteering at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital in Surf City, North Carolina. I look forward to meeting with prospective transfer students on the tours and sharing my experiences! 

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Sarah

Teal Guide Sarah

Hi, my name is Sarah! I am from sunny Southern California. I transferred to UNCW in the fall of 2015 from Fullerton College. My major is Public Health, with a concentration in global health, and I have a minor in International Affairs. I am a senior and will graduate this coming spring. After that I hope to attend UNC-Chapel Hill to get my Master’s degree in Public Health, and then get my dream job of being an Epidemiologist for the CDC. I currently live on campus and love it! I am involved in the Transfer Student Organization, and I’m a Transfer to Teal Tour Guide! I absolutely love being here in Wilmington, I love going to the beach and hanging out with the friends I have made here at UNCW. I am a huge animal lover as well as a huge Harry Potter fan, and I look forward to meeting more transfer students! I can't wait to share my story of becoming a Seahawk! 

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Skylar

Teal Guide Skylar

My name is Skylar, and I am originally from northern New Jersey. I moved down to Wilmington in April of 2016 with my family. I am currently studying Exercise Science at UNCW and I previously earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Public Health up north in Pennsylvania.

Once I receive my degree at UNCW my goal is to work at a wellness center assisting and educating cancer patients while they undergo treatments.
I want to be the motivation patients need to feel their absolute best while they’re going through the absolute worst.

I am looking forward to
growing, not just at UNCW, but also within the community. Next semester I am planning to become a personal trainer at the Rec Center here on campus. On the days I'm not on campus you can find me at the gym or somewhere on the beach!

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