Meet the 2014 Teal Bridge Mentors

Vanessa Campos

Junior from Sanford, NC

Major: Accounting

Campus Involvement

UNCW Dance Team, Teal Tour Guide, Transfer Student Organization (TSO), Transfer Orientation Leader

Advice for Transfer Students

Always be open to meeting new people and get involved.


Love to read, spend time with friends, and go to the beach.

Jessica Cooper

Senior from Orlando, FL

Major: Biology

Minor: Psychology

Advice for Transfer Students

Take advantage of the new opportunities you have as a transfer student, and embrace the change! You’d be surprised how many students at UNCW come from different cities and states. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone to meet new people and try new things on campus.


Reading, going to the beach, playing with my dogs.

Andrew Crosswhite

Senior from Cary, NC

Major: Communication Studies

Minor: History

Campus Involvement

Transfer to Teal Guide, CSS Member, Office Assistant for the Admissions Office

Advice for Transfer Students

Almost every major has one or two clubs associated with it. Aside from being a good way to meet people and get involved on campus, it’s a fantastic way to meet your professors in a more informal setting. It helps you catch up with students who have been in the department longer, and they’ll remember you later when need that recommendation letter or internship.


Reading, video games, Cards Against Humanity, going downtown with friends.

Lindsay England

Junior from Fuquay Varina, NC

Major: Business with a Marketing Concentration

Campus Involvement

Transfer Student Organization (TSO) Secretary

Advice for Transfer Students

Just remember that at one point everyone at UNCW was new so don’t be afraid to ask questions, students and faculty are more than willing to help you!


Going to the beach and traveling.

Eric Fitzgerald

Junior from Richlands, NC

Major: Special Education


Surfing, Basketball, and Soccer.

Rebecca Jenkins

Junior from Goldsboro, NC

Major: Marketing Strategy

Campus Involvement

UNCW Club Swim Team, Marketing and Entrepreneurship Club

Advice for Transfer Students

Go find people and find something to do! There is always some light in every situation you are faced with!


Swimming, going to the beach, going on trips, hiking, anything outside really!

Nakia McDonald

Senior from Charlotte, NC

Major: Anthropology

Advice for Transfer Students

Don’t think that you’re alone out there. There are tons of transfers just like you on campus, so don’t feel like the odd man out. Just keep a smile on your face and keep an open and positive mind. Before you know it you’ll get in the swing of things right away. Oh! And don’t be afraid to ask questions! You have fellow Seahawks all around for help.


Listening to music, dancing, arts and crafts


Junior from Cypress, TX

Major: Exercise Science

Campus Involvement

Security for UNCW Police

Advice for Transfer Students

Just hang on. You probably didn’t get the choice times for classes. I can help you learn to budget your time a little better if you need to distress and get things figured out.


Fitness/Health/Nutrition, video games, reading, and some outdoor activities.


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