Transition Programs

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Alaina Collins

Major: Leadership & Management

Academic Year: Senior

Hometown: Gastonia, NC

Previous Institution: Gaston College

Involvement: Teal Bridge, American Red Cross, Tau Sigma, Delight Ministries

Advice for Transfer Students: Don't be afraid to talk to other people, go to as many campus activies as you can, and don't stress about the little things.


Alexis Edwards

Major: Recreation, Sports Leadership, and Tourism Management

Academic Year: Junior

Hometown: Oriental, NC

Previous Institution: Christopher Newport University

Involvement: Teal Bridge, Triathlon Club, Running Club, UNI 201 Mentor

Advice for Transfer Students: Attend as many on-campus events as possible! 


Julia Gerringer

Major: Marine Biology

Academic Year: Senior

Hometown: Greensboro, NC

Previous Institution: Guilford Technical Community College

Involvement: Teal Bridge, Marine Quest Volunteer, Plastic Ocean Project, Tau Sigma, and UNCW Wildlife Society

Advice for Transfer Students: Don't stress too much, especially about classes, and invest in really good rain gear.


Heather Helms

Major: Psychology

Academic Year: Junior

Hometown: Monroe, NC

Previous Institution: University of Tennessee

Involvement: Teal Bridge

Advice for Transfer Students: Get involved on campus as much as you can!



Dylan Israel

Major: Psychology and Communication

Academic Year: Senior

Hometown: Indian Trail, NC

Previous Institution: East Carolina University

Involvement: Teal Bridge, Campus Recreation, Psi Chi International Honor Society, Lambda Eta Pi Honor society

Advice for Transfer Students: Always ask questions because we are at a wonderful university with a great faculty and staff who have the answers.


Jacob Johnson

Major: Finance

Academic Year: Senior

Hometown: Fayetteville, NC

Previous Institution: Cape Fear Community College

Involvement: Teal Bridge

Advice for Transfer Students: Give 100% all the way through and don't sell yourself short. 


AJ Shaw

Major: Economics

Academic Year: Senior

Hometown: Hickory, NC

Previous Institution: Catawba Valley Community College

Involvement: Teal Bridge

Advice for Transfer Students: Focus on yourself and explore new opportunities.