Reaching and Inspiring Student Excellence


Seahawk RISE participants have dedicated and enthusiastic student leaders, faculty, and staff devoted to helping you be successful during your first year at UNCW!

Kristen Harris, M.Ed.Kristen Harris, M.Ed.
Lead Advisor: First-Year Studies

Kristen Harris is an advisor in University College. She is from a small rural town, Richfield, North Carolina. Kristen earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from UNCW and Pfeiffer University, and a Master’s degree in Education, Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education from UNC-Greensboro.

Kristen loves being an academic advisor because she enjoys helping students find their place at UNCW, feel connected, and be successful. She fell in love with UNCW during her first year here as a student and hopes to help other students enjoy their time here just as much.

Placeholder ImageDr. Amy Garrett Dikkers
Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and LED 211 Faculty