Honors Advising Resources
Honors students chat and work on laptops in the Honors community room in Randall Library.


The Honors College offers advising resources for Honors students, including the opportunity to talk to a Peer Advisor or UC Professional Advisor. 

Your Assigned Advisor

The individual who can speak with you in-depth about your schedule and give you your Registration PIN (AKA the code you must have to register for spring courses) is your academic advisor. Although peer advisors and Honors advisors can be extremely helpful with the details of honors requirements, your main academic advisor is the only one who has access to your PIN. (Click here to find out how to determine your advisor.)

However, there may be times when you have a pressing question or a complicated question or a question better answered by a peer. In those cases, you can utilize one of the resources below.

Peer Advisors

Peer advisors provide the perspective and experience of an older student in the College and help support students with common questions and challenges to completing requirements for graduation.

Peer advisors can help if…

  • you have questions about the Honors curriculum requirements that neither the degree audit nor your primary advisor can answer
  • you would like some advice on the whole thesis process (searching for a topic, finding a mentor, paperwork…)
  • you want to know more about the resources that CSURF (the Center for the Support of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships) has to offer
  • you would like to get further involved with Honors and/or campus activities, clubs and organizations

You can contact your peer advisors via email to ask questions or set up an appointment. Advisors will be available via Zoom or they can make in-person appointments outside and in other places on campus where social distancing can be practiced. To make an appointment, contact a peer advisor by email:

yanni shaw headshotYanni Shaw


Hi everyone! My name is Yanni Shaw and I am currently a junior. I'm majoring in Biology with a minor in neuroscience and chemistry. I currently work as a student office assistant for the school of Social Work here at UNCW. For fun, I enjoy going to the movies with my friends or relaxing and reading a book. Can't wait to meet you all this year! 

Drop in Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Honors Lounge or available on Zoom (passcode 592612)


hannah horowitz headshotHannah Horowitz


Hello, my name is Hannah Valentina Horowitz and I am a junior from Raleigh, NC majoring in Public Health and minoring in Nonprofit Management. I currently serve as the Co-Director for the Seahawk Leadership Advisory Council (SLAC) as well as Chief of Staff for Student Government Association. In my downtime, I enjoy being outdoors, running, and finding new recipes. Following graduation, I hope to attend graduate school to study Health Policy and Management.

Drop in Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Honors Lounge or available on Zoom (passcode Bu29jb)



Professional Advisor

If you're looking for advice on major exploration or University Studies classes, or have other questions better answered by a professional advisor, you can reach out to Ms. Rebecca Stultz. 

Rebecca Stultz headshotRebecca Stultz (B.A. in Psychology from Purdue University and M.Ed. in Education Counseling from Boston University) comes to us with a vast experience as a professional advisor. Rebecca has been advising freshmen and sophomore students for 20 years, 14 of those at UNCW, where she has also been teaching UNI 101 since her arrival in 2006. She particularly enjoys helping students try to find their place and develop their identity as college students. If you are still undecided or you are considering a second major, you can benefit from talking with Rebecca about exploring combinations of majors with minors or double majors that fit your interests and goals. Rebecca can also answer questions about Degree Works and Honors requirements. She has also worked previously as an individual, marital, and family therapist, so if you just need to chat with someone, she will be happy to meet with you as well. 

Rebecca will be having drop-in in-person hours on Tuesdays, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. and Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m, in Cornerstone. 

If you are unable to meet with her during one of these times, you can email her ( stultzr@uncw.edu ) and she’ll schedule an alternate time to meet.