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Behind the Curtain - Podcast Edition

Behind the Curtain Podcast: Keryn Vickers

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
The roles of artists in society are varied and invaluable. UNCW’s Behind the Curtain Podcast explores the ways artists are adapting to new (if temporary) norms as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tune in to hear interviews with musicians, performers, and storytellers of all kinds, as we look to reinforce local and national artistic communities.

This week we continue our social justice conversation, grappling with the pervasive racial equity issues facing our country. Today you will hear from Keryn Vickers of UNCW’s University College. Keryn has been an academic advisor within this department since 2012, and an Interim Coordinator since 2019. Before serving in University College, Keryn served as the Assistant Director of Admissions at UNCW. He hails from Bronx, New York, and earned his undergraduate degree in Communication Arts and Sciences from DePauw University in Indiana. Keryn also earned a Master’s degree in Recreation and Sports Management from Indiana State University. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from UNCW and expects to graduate soon. Keryn serves as the staff co-chair for the Black Faculty and Staff Association at UNCW, and continuously advocates for Black students, faculty, and staff on campus as well as across the nation.

Keryn is passionate about his faith and his family – especially his children, Gavrielle and Giovanni. In his free time, Keryn likes to travel, preach and conduct seminars and ministry. He enjoys serving as a University College Coordinator and academic advisor because he can help students and faculty grow to their fullest potential. Keryn often states that higher education opens the door to a world of endless possibilities and that he is ecstatic about helping and inspiring people to achieve their goals and aspirations.

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