Upperman African American Cultural Center

Program Advisor

TiffTiffany Campbell
Program Coordinator for Mentorship and Pre-Professional Programs

Tiffany Campbell serves as the Program Coordinator for Mentorship and Pre-Professional Programs. She is a double UNCW alum, gradatuing in 2013 with a degree in Finance, and in 2015 with a masters in higher education. Serving as the Excellence Project Advisor, Tiffany oversees a staff of 15 peer mentors and implements the academic and leadership development programs for the students. Tiffany's professional strengths lie in mentoring, program development, crisis management and invention, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Peer Mentors

Tyler YoungName: Tyler Lorenza Young
Major: Communication Studies
Minor: Journalism

Year: Senior
Hometown: High Point, NC

Tyler Young serves as the lead peer mentor. He is eager to apply his experiences as a student of color at UNCW to his position with a spirit of excellence. A devoted movie buff, he enjoys spending his free time watching films and immersing himself in the local film community through volunteering in festivals and participating in clubs such as the Flicker Film Society and the Reel Teal Film Festival.

Advice for New Students: Don’t waste time; it’s never too early to begin looking forward to a potential end game and work backwards. Establish a strong foundation for your collegiate career out the gate.

BreaName: Brea Perry
Major: Communication Studies
Minor: Journalism, Entrepreneurship and Innovation 

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Raleigh, NC

Brea is a first year peer mentor in the Excellence Project. Apart from the project, she is a dedicated member of Cru, a field reporter for Teal TV, and a member of the Communication Studies Society. With Cru, she just recently returned from a summer mission trip in Clearwater Beach, which she says was the most life-changing experience she's ever had. Brea enjoys all things Broadway and Disney, traveling, finding new Netflix series to watch, and journaling. She really wants to sharpen her photo editing and video production skills, too! If you really want to see all of her passions laid out in one area, go to www.relevantmagazine.com.  

Advice for New Students: GET INVOLVED! Don't attend things that only your friends also attend, especially if it doesn't even interest you- step outside of your box! Personally, I've found my closest friends from joining clubs and organizations that center around things that I'm passionate about.  

Moses EshietName: Moses Usen Eshiet 
Major: Communication Studies 
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Durham, NC  

As a first-year peer mentor, Moses strives to use his vivid introspection as a tool to forge a path of black excellence at UNCW. With an intrigue in creativity, Moses flexes his passion for music, via Hawkstream Radio, and movies, via Black Film Collective (known for their film festival appearance with the Princeville Documentary). Beyond scholarly interests and extra curricular activities, Moses enjoys nothing more than a healthy debate or an intellectual conversation among friends. 

Advice for New Students: Come to the Upperman African American Cultural Center as much as you can. For studying to fun times, this family-like environment serves any and all needs.  

Cole Name: Coleman Neal 
Major: Communication Studies 
Year: Senior
Hometown: Jacksonville, NC  

Having transferred to UNCW after his sophomore year, Coleman is now a first year Peer Mentor for the Excellence Project. His educational interest lies within film, digital media, sports marketing, and public relations. He is involved with the Transition Program Office, the Black Student Union, and the Black Film Collective. Outside of the university environment he enjoys college/professional basketball, jazz music, photography, and traveling. 

Advice for New Students: GET INVOLVED! Not only should you get involved in a club or organization, but also within events that your field of study provides. Getting involved with your campus will help create relationships that will benefit you throughout your time at UNCW. 

ZacharyName: Zachary Ormond
Major: Exercise Science 
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Durham, NC 

Zac is a first-year peer mentor looking to better the black excellence program through leadership and brotherhood. Zac dreams of being a Physical Therapist and is involved in the pre-Physical Therapy club. He loves sports and exercise and especially loves to talk about and play the real football (soccer). He also admires a healthy discussion about music and politics.

Advice for New Students: Don’t wait to find the things you love to do and the places you love to be on campus!

StephanieName: Stephanie Spencer
Major: Communication Studies 
Year: Senior 
Hometown: Waxhaw, NC

Stephanie is a first year peer mentor for the excellence project. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the undergraduate representative for the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council. Stephanie enjoys learning about new and upcoming marketing and branding methods as well as watching YouTube videos about fashion trends. She hopes to one day become a brand coordinator for Cosmopolitan Magazine.

Advice for New Students: Get involved and stay involved! Sometimes it’s easy to say yes to everything and become overwhelmed. So pick extracurricular that are interesting to you and can help you advance your career.


Name: Alexis Brown
Major: Nursing
Year: Junior 
Hometown: Morganton, NC

Alexis is a first year peer mentor in for the Excellence Project. Her dream job is to be a neonatal nurse practitioner. Her love for people and children is evident in everything that she does. Alexis is an active member of the Omicron Phi chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, inc, Intervarsity, and UNCW Forget Me Not. Outside of school work, Alexis loves to spend time with her nephews and sisters, hang in her Eno, workout, play sports, travel, and listen to music. She is excited to pass on what she has learned so far in her life to her mentee. Alexis's favorite quote is "You're never fully dressed without a smile."

Advice for New Students: Find something that you are truly passionate about on campus, meet new people, and laugh everyday

laceyName: Erin-Lacey Taylor
Major: Communication Studies
Year: Senior 
Hometown: Hampstead, NC

This is Erin-Lacey’s first year as an Excellence Mentor! She desires to help as many people as she can through the Excellence Project. She transferred from Cape Fear Community College with her Associates Art degree. Her educational interest are production and international affairs. She is also a Silence the Shame ambassador this year. Ask her about it! She loves spending time with her family, watching movies/plays and eating delicious food.

Advice for New Students: Don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you don’t feel confident in a subject there is a center or professor that can help you.

ChristianName: Christian McLaughlin 
Major: Biology
Year: Junior
Hometown: Wallace, NC

Christian is a first year peer mentor for the Excellence Project and also works as a small group apprentice for Intervarsity. Outside of the Excellence Project, Christian enjoys listening to music, playing video games, and web browsing.  

Advice for New Students: Download the campus map on your phone and carry water bottles everywhere you go.