Transition Programs


kfordKirsten Ford

Major: English - Professional Writing concentration
Academic Year: Senior
Hometown: Durham, NC
Previous Institution: Vance Greenville Community College
Involvement: Teal Bridge
Advice for Transfer Students: Explore as much as possible, attend programs even if it doesn't interest you, you never know who you might meet.

DisDylan Israel

Major: Psychology & Communication Studies
Academic Year: Junior
Hometown: Indian Trail, NC
Previous Institution: East Carolina University
Involvement: Club Quidditch, Seahawk Adventures
Advice for Transfer Students: Don't sweat it. There's always a solution to every problem. Just take a deep breath, map out your resources, and ask TONS of questions. If you have a question, someone has the answer. Embrace the pursuit!

jmadJayden Maddox

Major: English - Literary Studies concentration
Academic Year: Senior
Hometown: Denver, NC
Previous Institution: UNC Charlotte
Involvement: Club Softball, Alpha Psi Lambda Co-ed Latin Fraternity
Advice for Transfer Students: Don't be afraid to get involved. That's the best way to make friends and help make the adjustment easier. If there is something that interests you, definitely go for it and keep an open mind because you never know when something you never thought you would do actually ends up being one of the best decisions you ever made - trust me!

kmartKristen Martin

Major: Elementary Education
Academic Year: Senior
Hometown: Mayodan, NC
Previous Institution: Rockingham Community College
Involvement: Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society
Advice for Transfer Students: No matter what happens, never give up!


Sarah Nance

Major: Business Administration - Marketing
Academic Year: Senior
Hometown: Fayetteville, NC
Previous Institution: Robeson Community College
Involvement: UNCW POP
Advice for Transfer Students: Take advantage of all the opportunity that UNCW has to offer. Also, if you ever find yourself struggling, stay strong and know that you are not alone!

jnewJosh Newman

Major: Computer Science
Academic Year: Junior
Hometown: Rankin, IL
Previous Institution: United States Marine Corps
Involvement: Teal Bridge
Advice for Transfer Students: Time management! Time management! Time management! Waiting until the last minute only to find out you have no idea what you are doing is the worst feeling! Plan ahead so you can take advantage of all the learning resources (learning labs/tutors/study sessions) offered at UNCW.

jshepJustin Shepard

Major: Pre-Med - Biology
Academic Year: Senior
Hometown: Clarksville, TN
Previous Institution: Cape Fear Community College
Involvement: Omicron Delta Kappa
Advice for Transfer Students: Have fun, work hard, and resist procrastination.

Aidan Sweeney

Major: Marine Biology
Academic Year: Senior
Hometown: Leesburg, VA
Previous Institution: South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Involvement: UNCW POP, TriBeta, Honors College
Advice for Transfer Students: As a transfer student, you are going to feel lost at one time or another, and that's okay! Enjoy being lost. Go out and explore, meet new people, experience as much as you can! This is a unique opportunity, so embrace the lost-ness. You'll find your way soon enough!