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Read the mentor profiles below to learn about our 2020-2021 Teal Bridge Mentors! Click here to join the Teal Bridge Mentor Program for Fall 2020!

TBM-Chanler.jpgChanler Chuman

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Major: Business Administration
Hometown: Sanford, NC
Previous Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Involvement: Teal Bridge, FED Challenge, Cameron Executive Network

Advice for Transfer Students: Do not be afraid to seek out help or advice from others! There are so many resources that you can utilize, and they will help you be successful. Get involved! Try new things and join clubs that are interesting to you. It is the best way to make friends and find your place here at UNCW.

Why should students join the mentor program? Students should join the mentor program because it sets them up for success and offers them a valuable resource. Mentors can offer advice, answer questions, or offer a listening ear. Mentors have been through the transferring process so it is likely that they can empathize with the same problems! 


Clark.pngEmily Clark

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Major: English Literary Studies
Hometown: Weaverville, NC
Previous Institution: Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Involvement: Teal Bridge, OSLE Community Engagement Specialist, Greek Life

Advice for Transfer Students: Don't be afraid to ask questions! Get out of your comfort zone and get involved!

Why should students join the mentor program? Joining the mentor program is a great way to make a first connection to campus and to be held accountable by your peers!


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Dallas DeCoteau

Pronouns: He/Him/His
Major: Communication Studies (Spanish minor)
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Previous Institution: University of North Carolina Greensboro
Involvement: Teal Bridge

Advice for Transfer Students: Be friendly with people people in your classes and get involved in clubs.

Why should students join the mentor program? It's a great way to learn about the resources provided on campus and to make some new friends.


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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!


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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.


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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.


TBM-Tyanna.jpegTyanna Villanueva Rosa

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Major: Elementary Education
Hometown: El Paso, TX
Previous Institution: United States Marine Corps and El Paso Community College
Involvement: Teal Bridge, Greek Life

Advice for Transfer Students: To get involved and volunteer whenever possible. The people I have meet volunteering have become some of my best friends here at UNCW.

Why should students join the mentor program? Students should join the mentor program because it’s your first friend at UNCW who is here to help with anything. My mentor and I still keep in touch and she has helped me get involved on campus so much.