Meet UNCW's 2016 - 2017 Transfer to Teal Guides! They are here to show prospective transfer students everything UNCW has to offer. If you are interested in attending a Transfer to Teal Friday tour, be sure to check our 2016-2017 dates!
If you want to learn more about each of their stories and why they decided to Transfer to Teal, we invite you to follow them as they blog throughout the academic year and share their college experiences while exploring Wilmington.
To view our previous Teal Guide cohorts, check out the Teal Guide Legacy.
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Hey everyone! My name is Bailey and I am a senior at UNCW! I am from a small town just outside of Jacksonville called Richlands, North Carolina. I transferred to UNCW from Coastal Carolina Community College in the Fall 2015 semester after acquiring my Associate’s in Art degree. I am a Middle Grades Education major with my concentration in mathematics and social studies. I live in an apartment off campus and commute to school every day. I enjoy living close enough to campus that I can still participate in on campus life as a transfer student. I am a member of Tau Sigma National Honor Society, an honor society just for transfer students, and I’m looking forward to being even more involved in the opportunities this university has to offer this year. Go Seahawks!!
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Hi everyone! My name is Becca Robinson, and I moved here from Morehead City, NC where I got my Associate’s of Arts degree at Carteret Community College. This is my senior year, and I am majoring in Communication Studies with a minor in Psychology. I'm very involved on campus, including my on-campus job, being the President of the Communication Studies Society, a My Stand Mentor, a board member of the College of Arts and Sciences Advisory Council, and also a Transfer to Teal Tour Guide! I live off campus, within the mile, so I walk to school each day and my rain jacket is one of my best friends. I look forward to giving tours this year!
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Hello, my name is Brigiett! I was born and raised in Puerto Rico, but I come from a military family, so I moved to Florida and now I live in a small town called Lillington, North Carolina. I transferred to UNCW in the fall of 2015 from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. I am currently a junior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Criminal Justice, and I intend on graduating in May 2018.
I live in an on-campus apartment with three other roommates. Considering there are many different organizations that UNCW has to offer, I have taken advantage of these great opportunities and became a part of Go Passionately Serve (GPS), Centro Hispano, Intentional, Ratio Christi, and the Transfer to Teal tour program! I am also a Zeta Tau Alpha alumna. I enjoy helping feed the homeless, working out, watching movies, going to bible studies, and spending time with my dogs and family.
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Hey everyone! My name is Carly and I am from Mint Hill, North Carolina. I transferred to UNCW this fall from Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte. I am a junior majoring in Middle Grades Education. I live on campus and absolutely love it. I love being a part of such a wonderful environment. Besides being a Teal Guide, I am also on the area council board for Seahawk Crossing residents and I love having a leadership role to make campus life more enjoyable for everyone. I can’t wait to show you around our beautiful campus and I hope you decide to call this place home, just like I did. GO SEAHAWKS!
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Hey there, my name is Courtney! I am from the Albany, New York area. I am a junior majoring in Psychology and I am also in the process of declaring a Pre-Law minor. I received my Associate’s in Science degree in Human Services from a community college back home.
I just transferred here this fall! I live on campus with three roommates and I am currently involved in the Transfer to Teal tour program! I put a lot of time into keeping my grades up and love to spend time with my family. This campus has plenty of opportunities for whatever you are interested in! I am very excited to meet and welcome all of you to UNCW! Go Seahawks!
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Hey guys, I’m Courtney! I am a sophomore here at UNCW! I moved to Wilmington from a small town in Minnesota. I transferred to UNCW this year from Ridgewater College in Willmar, Minnesota with an Associate’s degree. I am majoring in Marine Biology here and plan on graduating in 2019.
I recently got married and live off campus with my husband. I love to be active and volunteer, so right now I am a member of Scuba Club, UNCW Plastic Ocean Project and Paddleboarding Club! I also enjoy going to the beach, running, hiking, camping and being with my family and friends. I am so excited to meet all you future Seahawks on a tour this year! GO SEAHAWKS!
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My name is Kayla Belk and I am a proud senior at UNCW. I was born and raised in a one stoplight town called Midland, North Carolina. I attended two years at Cape Fear Community College before transferring to UNCW as a Communication Studies major with a passion for helping others and being involved within my community.
I have returned to UNCW this fall semester after studying abroad at the University of Wollongong in Australia. While studying abroad, I was given the amazing opportunity to travel to a few countries. In the process, I taught English to a small village on the remote Fijian island, Yanuya.
I currently live off campus, I am a full-time Big Buddy and I’m involved with many volunteer organizations within the Wilmington area. As a Teal Guide, I look forward to helping transfer students become acquainted with UNCW, as previous Teal Guides did for me. I know transitioning from school to school can be difficult, so I would like to make yours as easy as possible!
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Hey everybody! My name is Paulina Cepeda and I'm a senior here at UNCW. I was born and raised on (not in) Long Island, New York and spent my first year at the University of Buffalo. I transferred here in 2014 because if you know anything about Buffalo, it's about 30 mins from Canada and you can only imagine how cold it is! I'm currently an Exercise Science major with a minor in Psychology and I plan on graduating in December 2017.
I'm currently involved in the Transfer to Teal tour program as well as Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. I recently got a job at Bluewater Grill in Wrightsville Beach as a hostess. I was lucky enough to get a beach house this year with my best friends, so I don’t think I'm ever leaving Wilmington! If I'm not hanging out on my porch or at the beach, you can always find me out and about doing something with my dog, Brody. I look forward to meeting you all!
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My name is Skylar, and I am originally from northern New Jersey. I moved down to Wilmington in April of 2016 with my family. I am currently studying Exercise Science at UNCW and I previously earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Public Health up north in Pennsylvania.
Once I receive my degree at UNCW my goal is to work at a wellness center assisting and educating cancer patients while they undergo treatments. I want to be the motivation patients need to feel their absolute best while they’re going through the absolute worst.
I am looking forward to growing, not just at UNCW, but also within the community. Next semester I am planning to become a personal trainer at the Rec Center here on campus. On the days I'm not on campus you can find me at the gym or somewhere on the beach!
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