CARE Peer Educators

The CARE peer educators is a group of UNCW students whose goal is to reduce the risk of sexual assault and sexual harassment in the hopes of elimination. This goal is realized through interactive presentations, awareness campaigns and programs that reach out to University students, high school students and the Wilmington community. This group started as UNCW’s student-led Reach Out! program in 1999. Since then, it has continued to bring female and male students together who are dedicated to taking an active approach to ending violence against women and men.

Peer educator

Interested in Joining Us?

We welcome applications for membership as well as volunteers. Each member completes an application, interviews with the student coordinators and undergoes training in both on sexual assault, relationship abuse & violence, harassment and stalking issues at the beginning of the fall semester. Additional training is required to be a program presenter.

CARE Board

Skills that CARE Peer Educators develop:

You may contact us at 962.CARE for more information.

To apply fill out our Peer Educator Application , then e-mail it to

Those applying for intern or practicum applications for CARE & CROSSROADS should use this application.

Practicum application



Amanda Harrison

Amanda Harrison

Year: Senior


Major: Exercise Science


Hometown: Angier, NC


Favorite Quote: "Don't be afraid of death, be afraid of unlived life; you don't have to live forever, you just have to live."


I'm a CARE Peer Educator because I want to offer advice, support, and a helping hand to those in need, while also educating others about the issues of the CARE program.

Austin Hinton

Austrin HintonYear: Senior


Major: Psychology


Hometown: Raleigh, NC


Favorite Quote: "Be the change that you want to see in the world." - Ghandi


I'm a CARE Peer Educator because I am passionate about stopping domestic violence and sexual assult.


Melissa Nichols

Melissa Year: Senior


Major: Marine Biology


Hometown: Advance, NC


Favorite Quote: "When you wanna give up, and your heart's about to break, remember that you're perfect, God makes no mistakes." - Jon Bon Jovi


I'm a CARE Peer Educator because I have always loved helping people in whatever way I can. CARE is also associated with many projects that are close to my heart.

Tabitha Capps

Tabitha CappsYear: Junior


Major: Criminology


Hometown: Dunn, NC


Favorite Quote: Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself - Harvey Fierstein


I'm a CARE Peer Educator because I want people to understand that there is always someone availableto listen to themand talk them through their options. CARE deals with issues that have impacted me and I want to be able to give back and help others going through difficult situations.


Shannon Haggerty

Shannon Haggaerty



Major: Business Administration


Hometown: Bailey, NC


Favorite Quote: You cannot live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you." -John Wooden


I'm a CARE Peer Educator because. I am passionate about putting an end to sexual assault and domestic violence and I see educating my peers as a vital part of stopping such violence.

Nick Howley

Nick HowleyYear:Senior


Major: Pre Vet-Marine Bio and Psychology


Hometown: Freehold, NJ


Favorite Quote: "Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination" - Oscar Wilde


I'm a CARE Peer Educator because, I believe people should know that our lives are full of options and alternatives. And that it's never too late to start over.

Amanda Pfeiffer

Amanda PfeifferYear: Junior

Major: Elementary Education

Hometown: Wilmington, North Carolina

Favorite Quote: "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." - Dr. Seuss

I'm a CARE Peer Educator because I believe that by simply offering someone support and compassion in difficult times you can change a life. I want to help as many of my peers and friends as I can in getting through those difficult times and situations.

Adrianne Hahn

Adrianne HahnYear: Senior


Major: Nursing


Hometown: Linden, NC


Favorite Quote: "Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight." -Helen Keller


I'm a CARE Peer Educator because I am passionate about the power that education brings to people and I want my peers to be in control of their own lives.

Roger Adkins

Roger AdkinsYear: Senior


Major: Anthropology


Hometown: Mocksville, NC


Favorite Quote:"As a body everyone is single, as a soul never." - Hermann Hesse


I 'm a CARE Peer Educator because I want to help educate the student body about how to better our campus and make our environment a safer place.

Caitlin Matthews

Caitlin MathewsYear: Junior


Major: Psychology


Hometown: Waxhaw, NC


Favorite Quote: "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." Dr. Seuss, The Lorax


I'm a CARE Peer Educator because CARE's goals and aspirations match mine. I want to reach out to my fellow students and educate them on the signs of abuse so they can avoid a situation many people have not.

Michael Loeffler

Michael LoefflerYear: Senior


Major: Psychology


Hometown: Prescott Valley, AZ


Favorite Quote: "Every man dies. Not every man really lives."


I'm a CARE Peer Educator because I believe that everybody deserves to be in a happy, healthy relationship.

Morgan Grieninger

Morgan GrieningerYear: Junior


Major: Nursing


Hometown: Albemarle, NC


Favorite Quote: "I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do." - Edward Everett Hale


I'm a CARE Peer Educator because I love helping others, but mostly I love helping others love themselves, too. I want to make a difference, even if it's just to one person.

Delanie Dyer

delanie dyerYear: Junior


Major: Nursing


Hometown: Ashland, MA


Favorite quote: "don't tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon"


I'm a peer educator because: I feel that there are a lot of misconceptions about what constitutes sexual assault or what makes an unhealthy relationship. I want to help educate those around me about the truth, and to empower people with the knowledge of how to help a friend. Also, to be a friend myself, for anyone that needs someone to talk to.

Aaron Baker

aaron bakerYear: Senior


Major: Public Sociology


Home Town: Currituck County


"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent." - Issac Assimov


I'm a CARE peer mentor because: I feel like some guys need to help break the stereo type that "feminist issues" are just about women and only wanted by women, but that it's humanity and should be advocated for by humanity.

Candice Wells

Candice WellsYear:Senior


Major- Psychology Minor Journalism


Hometown- Fredericksburg, Virginia


FavQuote- "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind" Dr. Seuss

I am a CARE peer educator because I want to make a difference on campus and in our community. I love helping people but most importantly I love helping people to help themselves. My career focus is on Counseling Psychology and I believe that being a part of this organization is a great start

Julia Evans

Julia EvansYear - Sophomore


Major - Middle Grades Education


Hometown - Fayetteville, NC


Favorite Quote - "Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared."


I'm a CARE Peer Educator because the issues that CARE deals with have touched all of our lives in some way. I want to help my peers to understand healthy relationships, and know that everybody deserves to have one.

Lauren Kamoda

Lauren KomodaYear: Junior


Major: Philosophy and Oceanography


Hometown: Hillsville Va


Favourite quote: "900 years of time and space and I've never met anyone who wasn't important" - The Doctor


I'm a CARE Peer Educator because when I was dealing with a bad relationship, it helped to have someone there, and if I can be that someone for another person it would make everything worth it.

Jennifer Stifter

Jennifer StifterYear: Junior


Major: Criminology and Sociology


Hometown: Rockville, Maryland


Favorite Quote: "I know that you can't live on hope alone, but without it, life is not worth living. And you, and you, and you, and you have got to give them hope." - Harvey Milk


I'm a CARE Peer Educator because I care about people and how they are treated.  I want to advocate and prevent the social problems of domestic violence, rape, and sexual assault.  Also, I want to hopefully be involved with domestic violence, rape, and sexual assault victims after college as a career.


Talbot Hall

Talbot HallYear: Freshman


Major: Film Studies


Hometown: Huntersville, NC


Favorite Quote: “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” -Maya Angelou


Finish this Sentence: I'm a CARE Peer Educator because…I believe in the healing power of love, and the importance of good relationships. I want to infuse my college campus with compassion, empathy, and respect. Although I know that it will take time to completely eradicate these issues, helping those who are hurting takes no time at all. I never want to see someone suffer alone, and that's why I do what I do

Michael Silverman

Michael SilvermanYear: Junior


Major: History


Hometown: Sanford, North Carolina


Favorite Quote: “What convinces is conviction. Believe in the argument you're advancing. If you don't you're as good as dead. The other person will sense that something isn't there, and no chain of reasoning, no matter how logical or elegant or brilliant, will win your case for you.” -Lyndon B. Johnson


I’m a CARE Peer Educator because I feel that it is my duty to help those who feel that they do not have a voice.

Priscilla Montoya

Priscilla MontoyaYear: Junior


Major: Sociology


Hometown: Cordoba, Argentina


Favorite Quote: "The past is gone and cannot harm you anymore. And while the future is fast coming for you, it always flinches first and settles in as the gentle present." - Cecil Baldwin, Welcome to Night Vale, ep. 12 "The Candidate"

Finish this Sentence: I'm a CARE Peer Educator because… I believe my peers should be educated and aware of what constitutes as sexual assault and consent and the resources available to them.

Emily Williams

Year: Junior

Major: Film Studies

Hometown: Mooresville, NC

Favorite Quote: "Home is behind, the world ahead, And there are many paths to tread"

Finish this Sentence: I'm a CARE Peer Educator because…CARE deals with and educates students and peers on issues I feel very strongly about. I want to help as many people though CARE as I can by giving them someone to talk to and be supportive of them.

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