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Read the mentor profiles below to learn about our Spring 2021 Teal Bridge Mentors! Click here to join the Teal Bridge Mentor Program for Spring 2021!


Olivia Henderson

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Sophia, NC
Previous Institution: Salem College
Involvement: Teal Bridge, Equestrian Club, Intramural Volleyball

Advice for Transfer Students: My advice to transfer students is to get involved as soon as you can, look into clubs and attend transfer events! I advise transfer students to not be afraid to ask questions, because a new environment can be overwhelming!

Why should students join the mentor program? Students should join the mentor program because we (the mentors) have been in your shoes before and we want to help your transition be as smooth as possible!


Meghan Nowak

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Major: Social Work
Hometown: Waterford, CT
Previous Institution: Bridgewater State University
Involvement: Teal Bridge

Advice for Transfer Students: Be patient! Give yourself time to settle in, become confident with your surroundings, and take initiative to making new friends by getting out of your comfort zone.

Why should students join the mentor program? Starting over can be hard, and sometimes all you need is friend to help you through it, to guide you in the right direction, and simply just listen, we can be this friend.


Kyle Tubolino

Pronouns: He/Him/His
Major: Finance
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Previous Institution: Winthrop University
Involvement: Teal Bridge, Cameron Executive Network

Advice for Transfer Students: If you are looking to get more involved, find something that interests you and give it a chance. Don't be afraid to take risks and expand your comfort zone.

Why should students join the mentor program? Teal Bridge helps ease the transition into UNCW. It's a resource specifically designed to educate and engage transfer students as well as provide most transfers with their first sense of involvement within the community.