Wilmington Fellows Class of 2022

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Lindsey Aubuchon

Lindsey Aubuchon is from Hickory, North Carolina. She is planning to major in Biology with a minor in Chemistry and participate in research opportunities in those two fields. Lindsey also hopes to become involved in various campus organizations, including a sorority and music club. Even though she knows she will spend a lot of time in the library, she is extremely excited to explore Wilmington within the next four years.

Meaghan Colston

Meagan Colston

Meagan Colston is from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. She plans to major in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. Her goal is to pursue a career in the medical field with a concentration in anesthesiology. She has a huge passion for the medical field and helping others. She has volunteered at the local hospital in her area and even hosted her own blood drive. She chose UNCW because of the friendly atmosphere and the welcoming people here. It has always felt like home to her. Meagan hopes to continue her volunteer work in the Wilmington area and serve others throughout her time at UNCW. She plans to become involved with different service organizations and research projects. She also plans to play club sports and join other organizations that UNCW has to offer. During her free time. Meaghan enjoys going to the gym, traveling, playing softball, and swimming. She really hopes to become scuba certified and join the dive team at UNCW.

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Erica De Neef

Erica is from Charlotte, NC. She plans on majoring in Communication Studies. Her parents are Belgian, and she has traveled to Belgium multiple times to visit family. This international background has sparked her passion for traveling and experiencing the complexity of different cultures. In high school, Erica was very involved in the international service club, InterAct, and even traveled to Lemoa, Guatemala, to install stoves and water purifiers into 100 homes of local families. She was also involved in varsity and club volleyball, various honors societies, and her summer job as a lifeguard. At UNCW, she is a member of the club swim team and a student worker in the Office of International Programs. She will study abroad this spring in Santiago, Chile. 

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Scott Finnis

Scott is from Randolph, New Jersey and he's very excited to be at UNCW. He plans on majoring in Coastal Engineering. He wants to be involved in the surf team as well as other organizations at UNCW. Anytime Scott isn't on campus, he'll probably be at the beach surfing. 

Nolan Frost

Nolan Frost

Nolan Frost was born in Raleigh, NC and grew up in Murphy, TX and Wake Forest, NC. He found passions for business and technology through his middle and high school careers and his job experiences, and he plans to double major in Computer Science and Business Administration. Nolan recently created his own digital marketing business called Frost Marketing Group using the knowledge that he obtained through his senior project on digital marketing and the time he spent as the president of his high school's DECA business and marketing club. Nolan's dream is to use the knowledge and skills he obtains in his education to start a successful technology company. He is hoping to play club sports at UNCW and is looking forward to making new life-long friends and connections!

 Brenna Hutchings

Brenna Hutchings

Brenna Hutchings was raised in the small town of Spruce Pine, NC, and feels that she has found her home in the bustling city culture of Wilmington. Majoring in Marine Biology, she has been involved with undergraduate research in the iMESA Lab at UNCW's Center for Marine Science since the spring semester of her freshman year. She met her research mentor, Dr. Susanna López-Legentil, through the FYRE (First Year Research and Engagement) program at UNCW, when she completed her first research project on the recolonization of a local harbor by the introduced ascidian (sea squirt), Styela plicata, following Hurricane Florence. Since then, Brenna has continued to work in the iMESA Lab, performing a SURCA sponsored study that sampled ascidian diversity at sixteen different harbors and marinas along NC's coast, and she's currently completing a DIS in which she will continue to work in the lab, write grant proposals, create original research posters, and present her work at a variety of showcases in the fall and spring.

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Gia Lash

Originally from Huntersville, North Carolina, Gia Lash recently graduated from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM), a public boarding school in Durham, NC. She plans on majoring in Communication Studies with minors in Journalism and Environmental Studies, and is looking forward to being involved in various cultural clubs, The Plastic Ocean Project, and the Catholic Campus Ministry. During her four years at UNCW, she also hopes to serve her hall community as a Resident Assistant, study abroad and experience a new culture, write for The Seahawk, and learn how to surf.

 Sidney Wollmuth

Sidney Wollmuth

Quite fittingly, Sidney Wollmuth discovered UNCW while flipping through college books in the resource section of a beach bookstore. Being a native of Northern Virginia, she’d never heard of Wilmington, North Carolina; however, one stroll around campus was all it took for her to feel something click. She intends on double majoring in English and Creative Writing and looks forward to getting involved in UNCW’s publications. She’s also eager to work with mental health awareness organizations on campus and study abroad in as many places as her bank account will take her.

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