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Amy Craig Reamer

November 15, 2017

As a Wilmington native and Laney High School graduate, Amy Craig Reamer’s connection to UNCW began virtually from birth.

Her father is an alumnus of the Cameron School of Business and her mother attended UNCW as a mathematics major. Reamer grew up cheering at various UNCW athletic events, attended science fairs on campus and even performed dance recitals in Kenan Auditorium.

“I always tell people how lucky I am to be working on this beautiful campus maintaining my connection to UNCW while promoting engineering at NC State,” said Reamer. As program director and academic advisor for the NC State Engineering 2+2 Transfer Program, Reamer works onsite at UNCW but is employed by NC State, where she received her undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees. “I think it’s important for institutions within the UNC system to work together to meet students’ educational goals. NC State and UNCW have enjoyed success through their 2+2 program partnership, and I’m just happy to be a part of it.”

Established in 1999, the 2+2 program affords students the opportunity to spend two years at UNCW fulfilling transfer admission requirements to then go to the College of Engineering at NC State. As the only academic advisor to the program, Reamer currently oversees between 150 and 170 students. The 2+2 program will host its 5th annual Engineering Design Day & Showcase on Nov. 20. During the event, students will demonstrate their design projects, which will be evaluated by engineers from regional companies.

“The students’ role in the program is just go into calculus, physics and make the grades. If you’re willing to work, then I am willing to help you,” Reamer said. “Having me as an advisor, students can say, ‘she’s been there,’ and that really helps. I can give them tips on what’s worked for me throughout my education and what made me successful.”

In her journey to become an industrial engineer, Reamer had many advocates helping her along the way, from her second-grade teacher Miss Rumple to her own academic advisor, Clarence Smith. She hopes she can similarly support and motivate her students.

“It takes a lot of work to become an engineer, but I loved every second of it. If you really want something, you’ve got to go after it.”

-- Christina Schechtman