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Carrie West hired as new Coordinator of Transition Programs

Carrie joins us from The University of Alabama where she served as a Graduate Assistant for First Year Experience and Retention Initiatives. She received her Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Georgia Southern University and her M.A. in Higher Education Administration from The University of Alabama. In addition, she was selected the NASPA 2018 Outstanding Graduate Student in Region III. Carrie will be working with our Transfer Students and Families and will begin her new role on Monday, May 21, 2018. 

Holly Smith hired as Fitness Coordinator (Campus Recreation)

Holly comes to us from O2 Fitness in Chapel Hill where she was employed as a Level 3 Personal Trainer. She also worked as an Editorial Contributor for a fitness publication based out of New York. She received her Masters from California University of Pennsylvania and Bachelors from Elon University both in Exercise Science. Holly will begin her new role on Monday, March 12, 2018.

UNCW hosts "Friends of UNCW Reception" at the 2018 NASPA Annual Conference, Phildelphia PA

Mark Perez-Lopez, Ph.D. hired as Director of Counseling Center and University Testing Services

Dr. Perez-Lopez currently serves as the Associate Director of the Counseling Center at Georgia Southern University. He earned his BA in Psychology from Virginia Wesleyan, MS in Psychology from ODU, and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Arkansas. Dr. Perez-Lopez completed his post-doctoral training at Virginia Tech. He is a senior site visitor for the International Association of Counseling Services and for the American Psychological Association, and he maintains a private practice primarily serving the police force. Mark will begin his new role on Monday, February 19, 2018. 

Stephanie Berry hired as Reservation Coordinator for Campus Life

Stephanie has a wide breadth of knowledge and experience in event planning and student activities. She graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a masters in Organizational Leadership. Stephanie will begin her new role on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

Carolyn Rennix hired as Employer Development Coordinator

Carolyn comes to us from the Beaufort, SC Regional Chamber of Commerce as their Membership Accounting Manager. She earned her BA in Mass Communications from Winthrop University. While at Winthrop she served as the Editor-In-Chief for the school newspaper, cofounding an online women’s magazine as well as interning in the marketing department for a nearby Community College. The combination of business development, marketing and communication experience brings an exciting addition to the Career Center team! Carolyn will begin her new role on Monday, January 22, 2018. 

Nadirah Pippen hired as Associate Director for Career Development

Nadirah joins the Career Center with over seven years of experience in the Career Services office at ECU. Prior to that, she worked for nine years as a Jobs Counselor in Rocky Mount, NC. She will also begin her new role on Monday, January 22, 2018.

Teddy Howell hired as Residence Coordinator

Teddy joins us from Louisberg University where he has served as a Residence Coordinator. Prior to that, he graduated with his masters in Higher Education Administration from UNC Wilmington. During that time, he interned in Transition Programs and the Department of Educational Leadership in the College of Education. Teddy’s first day will be on Monday, January 22, 2018.

Jacob "Andrew" Hester hired as Director of Assessment, Research and Planning

Andrew comes to us from the University of Alabama where he served as the Assistant Director of Student Services and Adjunct Instructor, Honors College. Andrew earned his Bachelors of Science in Finance and his Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Alabama. He is also ABD for his Ph.D. in Philosophy, Public Policy and Administration (Political Science) from the University of Alabama. Andrew will begin his new role on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

Caitlin Grindall hired as Residence Coordinator (Galloway Hall)

Caitlin graduated with her Masters in College Counseling at NC State University and served as a graduate Residence Director for the past three years. She also interned as a Counselor in the Health and Wellness Center at William Peace University. Caitlin will begin her new role on Friday, January 5, 2018.

Titus Adeleke hired as Assistant Dean of Students (Student Conduct)

Titus completed his B.A. in Communication Studies at UNCW, a M.S. in College Student Development at Oklahoma State University where he has worked the past four years as a Residence Life Coordinator. Titus will begin in the Office of the Dean of Students on Monday, November 27, 2017.

Daniel Turner hired as Sports Club Coordinator (Competitive Sports)

Daniel comes to us from the University of Mary Washington where he recently graduated with his Master’s Degree and before that Virginia Tech where he completed his undergraduate degree. Daniel will being in Campus Recreation on Monday, December 4, 2017.

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