We Are the Class of 2020 Telling our story, one graduate at a time.

KeAndre Yeoman

December 7, 2020

KeAndre Yeoman ’20 has been fascinated about the functions of the body since he was a young boy. So, when it came time to decide his major, biology was the obvious choice.

“A degree in biology helped me to discover more about my interests in the body, as well as help me toward steps in my future career,” said Yeoman, who plans to pursue a career in nursing or as a physician assistant.

Yeoman, a first-generation college graduate from Leland, NC, said earning a degree “means everything.”

“To bring this excitement and joy, not only to myself but also my family and friends, is an emotion that can never be fully described in words,” he said.

During his time at UNCW, Yeoman ran track and field for all four years and served two years as a captain. His freshman year, he earned All-CAA honors and was selected as the team's Newcomer of the Year. He was a member of a 4x100 relay team that took second place at the 2018 CAA Championships with a time of 42.60, and was the co-recipient of a Coach’s Award his junior year. He was also a member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, where he served as president for three years.

One of the things Yeoman will miss the most about UNCW is all the amazing people he has met along his journey, he said. “I feel as if they were all put there for a reason and each played a major role in my experience,” he continued. “Many of these great people I will never see again, but there are a few people whom I have become close friends with and will cherish our friendships forever.”

Yeoman encourages fellow Seahawks not to be afraid of change and to try new things. “College is a place filled with many different types of people, hobbies, activities and more. Take this time to have fun and experience new things, because the time definitely does fly.”

- Venita Jenkins     
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