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Julian Morris

April 11, 2017

Julian Morris’s mantra in life is simple: “Smile your smile.” He discovered that finding a genuine reason to smile each day makes him and others happier.

“I try my best to pass this on to others every day,” he said. “You can most likely find me on campus either in Cameron Hall or walking through Fisher Student Center, hoping to give someone that smile.”

Morris is a familiar face around campus. He has taken on many campus leadership roles at UNCW, serving as a Student Government Association senator; an ETEAL Advisory Board student representative; a student marshal; and a member of the Phi Eta Sigma National, Mu Kappa Tau and Beta Gamma Sigma honor societies. As chairman of the Zero-Waste TealGate Committee, he collaborated with groups across campus to coordinate the event.

“The purpose of the Zero-Waste Tealgate was to promote environmental sustainability and school spirit,” he said. “My committee accomplished both, bringing together over 600 students and maintaining our 95 percent zero-waste initiative.”

He has worked with the Department of Campus Life since he was a freshman. “Working with Campus Life has also given me the unique opportunity to meet some of the most amazing people on this campus, and has linked me to other experiences I would have not otherwise had,” he said.

As a senior and campus leader, Morris enjoys mentoring fellow Seahawks. “Many people have passed on their wisdom to me over the years at UNCW, and I love nothing more than giving that to those I have had the chance to mentor,” he explained.

Morris, a recipient of the James C. Braye Scholarship, planned to major in finance, but it didn’t take long for him to realize that marketing was the right fit. He founded his own digital marketing agency, Jules & Gems Media, while at UNCW, and plans to continue a career in the field after he graduates in May 2017. No matter where he lands, UNCW will always feel like home.

“Every time I’m on campus, I can see all of the people who have been with me on this journey,” he said. “UNCW is also the place where I have gathered my fondest memories, so I will always feel connected to the Dub.”

-- Venita Jenkins