Meet the Fall 2014 Seahawk Links

Every freshman, with the exception of students enrolled in the Cornerstone, the Honors Scholars or the Global Perspectives Initiative learning communities, will receive a Seahawk Link. The Seahawk Links are assigned to a First Year Seminar course. to find your link, look for the First Year Seminar course below.

Cornerstone, the Honors Scholars learning community, Global Perspectives Initiative learning community will have peer mentors who are not considered Seahawk Links.

Meet the 2014 Link Leadership Council

April Drummond
April Drummond

Junior from Newport, NC

Major: International Studies and Spanish

FYS Course

UNI 101 043

Fall 2014 Involvement

Sales Consultant for UNCW Student Media

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT AT UNCW

One of my roommate's birthdays was in November. For the occasion, the rest of the suite, along with girls from down the hall, came together and got her a cake to surprise her! She absolutely loved it! Just to have that experience with my roommates and hall mates of coming together to do something special for someone else was amazing!

Kassie Fuchs
KassI Fuchs

Junior from Red Bluff, CA

Major: Criminology

Minor: Forensic Biology

FYS Course

UNI 101 173

Fall 2014 Involvement

Duck's Unlimited

One Goal to Achieve before graduation

While I have above a 3.0, I want to make a 3.75 GPA at least one semester.

Mandy Kluttz
Mandy KlutTz

Junior from Concord, NC

Major: Communication Studies

Minor: Psychology

FYS Course

UNI 101 018

Fall 2014 Involvement

Concerts Marketing Coordinator for Association for Campus Entertainment, Sigma Alpha Omega Christian Sorority and Her Campus Magazine

Advice to incoming freshmen

My advice to the Class of 2018, is to not give up. As cliche as that sounds that first week is killer. It's the first time living without your parents and the emotions are overwhelming, but as long as you put yourself out there and don't give up you can make your freshman year great!

Kirsten Page
Kirsten Page

Junior from Concord, NC

Major: Marine Biology

FYS Course

UNI 101 063

Fall 2013 Involvement

Desk Receptionist in Galloway Hall and Orientation Leader

advice for the class of 2018

My advice to the Class of 2018 would be to branch out and meet new people. It does not matter how you do it, just get involved and be happy! The people you meet in college will change your life forever and it is absolutely wonderful to see how you grow over the course of your college career! Get ready for the most incredible ride of your life!

McCall Reeder
McCall Reeder

Junior from Monroe, NC

Major: English (Teacher Licensure)

FYS COURSE

UNI 101 027

Fall 2014 Involvement

Volunteering at the Fort Fisher NC Aquarium

One Goal to Achieve before graduation

I would love to spend a summer session in South Africa teaching!

Yancey McCoury
Yancey McCoury

Junior from Boone, NC

Major: Clinical Research

FYS Course

UNI 101 013

Fall 2014 Involvement

Vice President of Membership for Delta Zeta

Most Memorable Moment at UNCW

Going through Greek recruitment Fall 2012. There is no experience quite like it. I met a few of my closest friends through recruitment.

 

Megan Baker
Megan Baker

Junior from Fuquay-Varina, NC

Major: Biology

Minor: Psychology

FYS Course

UNI 101 006

Fall 2014 Involvement

Cru for Campus Crusades and the second selection journal committee member for Honors college

FAVORITE uncw TRADITION

I love Teal Tuesdays!

Emily Barnett
Emily Barnett

Junior from Hillsborough, NC

Major: Biology

Minor: Chemistry

FYS Course

UNI 101 061

Fall 2014 Involvement

Overflow Campus Organization and work with a middle school ministry

One Goal to Achieve before graduation

Be a contributing author on a published research paper and be able to successfully long board down Chancellors during the day to my classes.

Sarah Baylor
Sarah Baylor

Sophomore from Greensboro, NC

Major: Film Studies

Minor: French

FYS Course

UNI 101 059

Fall 2014 Involvement

Overflow Campus Organization

FAVORITE uncw TRADITION

Hypnotist at the beginning of the year!

Cristian Black
Cristian Black

Sophomore from Matthews, NC

Major: Pre-Athletic Training

FYS Course

UNI 101 064

Fall 2014 Involvement

Athletic Training Student Association and Pre-Physical Therapy Student Association

advice for the class of 2018

Don't over think everything. Study hard, but leave some time to enjoy yourself and be a college kid. Talk to as many people as you can too, these are the friends that you will keep forever!

Ashley Bowman
Ashley Bowman

Sophomore from Charlotte, NC

Major: Special Education

FYS Course

UNI 101 020

Fall 2014 Involvement

Alpha Omega

advice for the class of 2018

Be prepared to study. In high school teachers give students more busy work and homework but once you get to college you have to study more independently rather than getting more homework.

Alyssa Cawley
Alyssa Cawley

Junior from Rochester, NY

Major: Psychology

Minor Spanish & Neuroscience

FYS Course

UNI 101 050

Fall 2014 Involvement

Student Worker at Office of the Registrar and Women's Club Lacrosse

FAVORITE uncw TRADITION

Oozeball! There's nothing better than diving for volleyballs in the mud.

Nari Chitambira
Nari Chitambira

Senior from Raleigh, NC

Major: Exercise Science

FYS Course

UNI 101 073

Fall 2014 Involvement

African Student Organization and Exercise Science Student Organization

One Goal to Achieve before graduation

I came to UNCW mainly for the study abroad programs offered here. It has always been a dream and something I wanted to accomplish, but didn't think I would get the chance to. Thankfully this summer of 2014 I will be studying abroad in Italy and Greece.

Meredith Coy
Meredith Coy

Junior from Charlotte, NC

Major: Business Administration, Entrepreneurship and Business Development

FYS Course

UNI 101 019

Fall 2014 Involvement

Alpha Delta Pi sorority

advice for the class of 2018

Take a chance and try something new, you have no idea where it will take you.

Brandi Coyle
Brandi Coyle

Junior from Norwood, NC

Major: Biology

Minor: Chemistry

FYS Course

UNI 101 017

Fall 2014 Involvement

Alpha Delta Pi , Eta Alpha, and the UNCW Pre-Dental Club

Most memorable moment at UNCW

In the library because I like to be around other students that are working hard to improve their grades. It is a comforting atmosphere to know other people are trying just as hard as you are for their classes.

kamaria Delaney
kamaria Delaney

Senior from Charlotte, NC

Major: Criminology

Minor: Sociology

FYS Course

UNI 101 022

Fall 2014 Involvement

Secretary of Sisters Inspiring Souls To Attain Higher Success, chapter Secretary of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Order of Omega, Big Buddy Mentor, and a job/internship

favorite place to study

My room, because it gives me the privacy and quiet place necessary for me to fully focus on my studies.

Casey Dimon
Casey Dimon

Junior from Holly Springs, NC

Major: Business Marketing and Operations Management

FYS Course

UNI 101 029

Fall 2014 Involvement

Guest Activities Coordinator at the Holiday Inn Resort

favorite uncw tradition

I love Beach Blast! It's such a great way to unwind and hang out with old and new friends right before school starts.

Betsy Dohrer
Betsy Dohrer

Sophomore from Apex, NC

Major: Business Entrepreneurship & Business Development

FYS Course

UNI 101 072

Fall 2014 Involvement

Overflow Campus Organization and Intramural Sports

favorite place to study

My favorite place to study is the beach or anywhere outside, UNCW offers a lot of benches and tables outside!

Alexa Eure
Alexa Eure

Junior from Reidsville, NC

Major: Exercise Science

FYS Course

UNI 101 167

Fall 2014 Involvement

Exercise Science Club, Pre-Physical Therapy Club, and intramural sports

favorite UNCW tradition

My favorite UNCW tradition is Oozeball. While I am by no means good at volleyball, I love the community atmosphere that this event promotes, as so many people on-campus participate. To me, it is a great way for our campus to come together in a unique and fun way.

Taylor Facchino
Taylor Facchino

Sophomore from Charlotte, NC

Major: Elementary Education

FYS Course

Alpha Omega and Photography Club

Fall 2014 Involvement

UNI 101 068

One Goal to Achieve before graduation

One goal I plan to achieve before I graduate is to leave UNCW a better place than it was when I began attending the university.

Laney Fischer
laney Fischer

Junior from Havelock, NC

Major: Special Education

FYS Course

UNI 101 044

Fall 2014 Involvement

Sigma Alpha Omega Christian Sorority

favorite place to study

My favorite place to study is the Education Building. Being an Education Major there is nothing more relaxing than being surrounded by such beautiful displays of the history of education. It makes the studying and stressing become less of a task and more of a step to reach my goal.

Allison Garrison
Allison Garrison

Junior from Fayetteville, NC

Major: Business Administration- Marketing

Minor: Recreation, Sports Leadership & Tourism Management

FYS Course

UNI 101 008

Fall 2014 Involvement

Ducks Unlimited, Pi Sigma Epsilon, Overflow Campus Organization

One Goal to Achieve before graduation

I hope I have the opportunity to have an internship with Disney before I graduate.

Jess Goodwin
Jess Goodwin

Junior from Clayton, NC

Major: Biology

Minor: Chemistry and Leadership Studies

FYS Course

UNI 101 066

Fall 2014 Involvement

Pre-Vet Medical Association

advice for class of 2018

College life is about not knowing what to do. It's all about learning. Make your mistakes but make sure you learn from them.

Enisha Hassell
Enisha Hassell

Junior from Fayetteville, NC

Major: Accountancy

FYS Course

UNI 101 069

Fall 2014 Involvement

Student Government Association and Association for Campus Entertainment

favorite uncw tradition

Wagsgiving

Devin Hurley
Devin Hurley

Sophomore from Chicago, IL

Major: Marine Biology

FYS Course

UNI 101 053

Fall 2014 Involvement

Delta Zeta Sorority

One Goal to Achieve before graduation

One of my goals before graduation is to get scuba certified.

Kristen Hutchinson
Kristen Hutchinson

Junior from Chapel Hill, NC

Major: Studio Art

Minor: International Studies

FYS Course

UNI 101 010

Fall 2014 Involvement

Atlantis, the creative magazine of UNCW and Photography Club

favorite place to study

My favorite place to study is any quiet place around campus that is outside such as the amphitheater or the benches around the pond.

 

MaryKate Jacobs
MaryKate Jacobs

Sophomore from Wilmington, NC

Major: Political Science

FYS Course

UNI 101 002

Fall 2014 Involvement

CROSSROADS Peer Educator and Association for Campus Entertainment

favorite uncw tradition

I love Wagsgiving! Wag is packed with great food and everyone is enjoying being with their friends before leaving for Thanksgiving break. No one is done eating until they have finished at least three plates!

Hannah Judy
Hannah Judy

Junior from Graham, NC

Major: Psychology

Minor: Leadership Studies and Applied Behavior Analysis & Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities

FYS Course

UNI 101 026

Fall 2014 Involvement

Health Promotion Peer Educator

favorite uncw tradition

Freshman Move-In! There is so much enthusiasm and excitement as hundreds of upperclassmen help to welcome Freshman students on their very first day living on-campus as a Seahawk.

Paige Keen
Paige Keen

Sophomore from Leland, NC

Major: Biology

Minor: Spanish

FYS Course

UNI 101 171

Fall 2014 Involvement

Alpha Epsilon Delta and New Hanover Regional Medical Center college volunteer

favorite uncw tradition

I love convocation, especially when the whole class is together to take the class picture. It's really the first moment of unity for a class and it symbolizes the unit we are as a class.

Liz Kimley
Liz Kimley

Junior from Raleigh, NC

Major: Nursing

Minor: Psychology

FYS Course

UNI 101 172

Fall 2014 Involvement

Alpha Chi Omega

advice for class of 2018

The best advice I can give is to stay organized. Make a planner and/or have a white erase board calendar to keep track of assignments because teachers no longer hold your hand and remind you of due dates.

Liz Kloster
Liz Kloster

Sophomore from Raleigh, NC

Major: Elementary Education

Minor: French

FYS Course

UNI 101 067

Fall 2014 Involvement

Student Organization for Animal Rights

advice for class of 2018

Be open to everything! Join clubs that you have any interest in and meet everyone you can because the more things you get involved with and people you meet, the more fun you will have. The more you put into your time here, the more you will get out of it!

Kaleigh Knill
Kaleigh Knill

Senior from Westminster, MD

Major: Business Administration concentrating in Operations Management

FYS Course

UNI 101 071

Fall 2014 Involvement

Equestrian Club and Team, Tau Sigma Honor Society, Cameron Executive Network and New Hanover County Humane Society Volunteer

favorite uncw tradition

I love Midnight Madness because it gets everyone excited for the basketball season.

Vanessa Kopp
Vanessa kOPP

Senior from Cary, NC

Major: Social Work

Minor: Psychology and French

FYS Course

UNI 101 046

Fall 2014 Involvement

President of Order of Omega Greek Honor Society, Vice President of Programs for the Panhellenic Council, and Lead Engagement Guide for the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement

advice for class of 2018

Connect. Connect to your community through involvement. Connect to your professors in your academics. Connect with each other to form life long friendships. Connect.

Evan Langston
Evan lANGSTON

Junior from Sandford, NC

Major: Business Administration

FYS Course

 

Fall 2014 Involvement

UNCW Campus Recreation Student Advisory

favorite place to study

I like to switch it up. The library is great but I have terrible ADD and want to say hi to everyone i know, so unless I have a study room I can't go. My next choice would be Port City Java off campus, or just the study room in my apartment! Fisher has a few great hide outs too!

Courtney Lee
Courtney Lee

Sophomore from Waxhaw, NC

Major: Engineering

Minor: Art

FYS Course

 

Fall 2014 Involvement

President of Seahawks of Engineering Club and UNCW Equestrian Team

One Goal to Achieve before graduation

One goal of mine is to either get an internship or co-op before I graduate.

 
Amber Livingston
amber Livingston

Sophomore from Kinston, NC

Major: Psychology

Minor: Women and Gender Studies

FYS Course

UNI 101 042

Fall 2014 Involvement

Active Minds, UNCW Post Office Worker and Area Chapter

favorite uncw tradition

Concerts at the Amphitheater. It's so relaxing to hear good music while sitting outside and studying or even just hanging with friends.

Eunica Makunzva
Eunice mAKUNZA

Senior from Durham, NC

Major: Psychology

FYS Course

UNI 101 023

Fall 2014 Involvement

Vice President of Psych Circle

favorite uncw tradition

First Year Move In. It's a great way to welcome new first year students and everyone is cheering and excited. It's a great way to start the year of for everyone.

Trini Marinello
tRINI mARINELLO

Junior from Huntersville, NC

Major: International Business and Spanish

FYS Course

UNI 101 051

Fall 2014 Involvement

Orientation Leader and Student Government Association

advice for class of 2018

My best advice for the class of 2018 is to get involved, I really didn't know the potential of UNCW and myself until I got involved and started to make a mark on the community.

Morgan Marshall
Morgan Marshall

Sophomore from Raleigh, NC

Major: Film Studies

FYS Course

UNI 101 028

favorite UNCW tradition

My favorite UNCW tradition is definitely Homecoming week! Each day there are awesome activities that you can participate in which lead up to the homecoming game!

Liz Matherly
Liz Matherly

Sophomore from Reidsville, NC

Major: Elementary Education

Minor: Psychology

FYS Course

UNI 101 005

advice for the class of 2018

Don't be afraid to get help when you need it. We have so many resources on campus to aid you. Get to know your teachers and go to their office hours, they want to help you.

Ashley McCann
Ashley McCann

Sophomore from High Point, NC

Major: Marine Biology

FYS Course

UNI 101 014

advice for the class of 2018

Don't give up, you're closer than you think.

Gary McFee
Gary McFee

Junior from Newland, NC

Major: Marine Biology

FYS Course

UNI 101 062

Fall 2014 Involvement

Orientation Leader, Men's Ultimate Frisbee, Health Promotion Peer Educator and MarineQuest

favorite place to study

Bluethenthal Wildflower Reserve for the the peace and quiet. The library as well because i feel productive there,

Alexus McGriff
Alexus McGriff

Senior from Charlotte, NC

Major: Athletic Training

Minor: Psychology

FYS Course

UNI 101 054

Fall 2014 Involvement

Schwoodstock Chair

One Goal to Achieve before graduation

To make the Chancellor's List.

Kamoria Morgan
Kamoria Morgan

Junior from Crawfordsville, IN

Major: Special Education

FYS Course

UNI 101 011

Fall 2014 Involvement

Student Worker in the UNCW Office of Admissions

favorite UNCW tradition

My favorite UNCW tradition is the firework presentation during Welcome Week. This is a great opportunity for everyone to come together and make connections, as well as start the year off with a bang...literally!

Cheyenne Parker
Cheyenne Parker

Sophomore from Hope Mills, NC

Major: Elementary Education

Minor: Psychology

FYS Course

UNI 101 057

Fall 2014 Involvement

Orientation Leader and Desk Receptionist for Honors and International House

favorite uncw tradition

My favorite UNCW tradition is Hawk It Out! It's mind blowing to see how talented all the dancers are and it's the perfect way to spend an evening with your friends.

Danielle Pasciuto
Danielle Pasciuto

Sophomore from Waxhaw, NC

Major: Athletic Training

FYS Course

UNI 101 060

Fall 2014 Involvement

UNCW Campus Recreation Lifeguard and Pre-Physical Therapy Student Association

advice for the class of 2018

My advice for the Class of 2018 is to keep working hard no matter how bad school and life may get. We all have big dreams to accomplish here UNCW and no one can keep us from failing!

Seth Penwell
Seth Penwell

Sophomore from Rocky Mount, NC

Major: Political Science and Spanish

FYS Course

UNI 101 021

favorite place to study

The bridge between the two Fisher buildings because it is mostly quiet and has a great view of the campus.

Bri Phipps
Bri Phipps

Sophomore from Elizabeth City

Major: Nursing

FYS Course

UNI 101 166

Fall 2014 Involvement

UNCWeekends and Minority Association of Pre-Health Students

favorite place to study

I LOVE studying in the group study rooms upstairs in the library; you have a chance to form a study group, and work together while goofing off every once in a while.

Tim Quinn
Tim Quinn

Junior from Waxhaw, NC

Major: Political Science and International Studies

Minor: Middle East and Islam

FYS Course

UNI 101 016

Fall 2014 Involvement

Lambda Chi Alpha and Student Government Association

advice for the class of 2018

Don't stay in your freshman year. Open your doors, get involved, and live in the moment whenever possible. When its time to graduate and move on to the next stage in your life, you'll really appreciate the memories.

Cassie Radcliffe
Cassie Radcliffe

Sophomore from Gainsville, NC

Major: Pre-Exercise Science

FYS Course

UNI 101 041

Fall 2014 Involvement

Residence Hall Association, National Residence Hall Honorary, UNCW Rowing Team and Office Assistant for the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement

advice for the class of 2018

Don't be afraid to be yourself.

Constance Rice
Constance Rice

Sophomore from Lumberton, NC

Major: Elementary Education

FYS Course

UNI 101 055

Fall 2014 Involvement

Cru Leadership Servant Team, UNCW Pep Band and UNCW Wind Symphony

advice for the class of 2018

My advice to the Class of 2018 would be to not give up! During your freshman year you will face many challenges. At times it will be hard to adjust to everything, but just remember no matter what you face you are not alone! There are hundreds of other freshman going through the same things, so don't be afraid to ask for help or advice from others! Enjoy your time here and get involved with at least one organization or club because it will fly by!

Tim Robinson
Tim Robinson

Sophomore from Franklinton, NC

Major: Accounting and Communication Studies

FYS Course

UNI 101 074

Fall 2014 Involvement

President of the Chess Club and Host team member of Overflow Campus Organization

favorite place to study

The African American Upperman Center. The library can be way too distracting many times and it becomes hard to focus.

Marilyn Roth
Marilyn Roth

Junior from Scaggsville, MD

Major: Spanish Education

FYS Course

UNI 101 025

Fall 2014 Involvement

Seahawk Crossing Resident Assistant, Cru and National Residence Hall Honorary

one goal to achieve before graduation

It is my goal to travel to three different countries before I graduate!

Summer Saunders
Summer Saunders

Senior from Wilmington, NC

Major: Communication Studies and International Studies

FYS Course

UNI 101 045

Fall 2014 Involvement

Communication Studies Society, Screamin' Seahawks and UNCW 4 COR

advice for the class of 2018

Please take advantage of all of the people at UNCW! Don't take them for granted. Get to know your classmates, talk to people! Introduce yourself to all of your professors. The more people you know, the better opportunities you will have!

Jamiel Shipman
Jamiel Shipman

Sophomore from Charlotte, NC

Major: Psychology

Minor: Leadership Studies

FYS Course

UNI 101 007

Fall 2014 Involvement

Leadership with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

advice for the class of 2018

The best piece of advice that I have for the Class of 2018 would be to not be afraid to get involved. For them to get out there and take advantage of all the organizations we have on campus.

Maggie Siebert
Maggie Siebert

Sophomore from Mooresville, NC

Major: Elementary Education

Minor: Psychology

FYS Course

UNI 101 001

Fall 2014 Involvement

Alpha Xi Delta, Club Tennis and Greek Impact

one goal to achieve before graduation

To get on Dean's List as often as possible

Kayla Simpson
Kayla Simpson

Junior from Indian Trail, NC

Major: Psychology and Criminology

FYS Course

UNI 101 015

Fall 2014 Involvement

Duck's Unlimited

advice for the class of 2018

Be yourself! It's so much easier to find where you belong and to find your inner happiness when you don't worry about pleasing others with a persona you aren't. Being yourself will make you the happiest!

Skye Suarez
Skye Suarez

Sophomore from Charlotte, NC

Major: Pre-Physical Therapy

Minor: Spanish

FYS Course

UNI 101 012

Fall 2014 Involvement

Delta Zeta sorority

favorite uncw tradition

Beach Blast! It's a great way to close out the summer with a bang.

Caitlin Swanson
Caitlin Swanson

Sophomore from Baltimore, MD

Major: Elementary Education and Psychology

FYS Course

UNI 101 009

Fall 2014 Involvement

Volunteer at Fort Fisher Aquarium

one goal to achieve before graduation

Before I graduate, I really want to study abroad! I'd like to do my student teaching internship in Belize. I might not get another opportunity like it, so I want to take full advantage while I'm in school!

Lina Trujillo
Lina Trujillo

Sophomore from Mooresville, NC

Major: Anthropology and Film Studies

Minor: Leadership Studies

FYS Course

UNI 101 056

Fall 2014 Involvement

Vice President of Programming for the Residence Hall Association, President of Harambee by the Sea Invisible Children and Global Public Health Brigades.

advice for the class of 2018

Get involved! It will definitely make your first year here more enjoyable. First semester I was hardly involved and sat in my room a did nothing. Second semester, I got involved and it was the best decision I have ever made. I started to do productive things with my time and of course many plenty of new friends.

Kat Von Vorys
Kat Von Vorys

Sophomore from Gaithersburg, MD

Major: Psychology

Minor: Biology and Theatre

FYS Course

UNI 101 024

Fall 2014 Involvement

Delta Zeta sorority, Club Volleyball, Club Lacrosse and STAGE company

advice for the class of 2018

DO NOT PROCRASTINATE!!! It is so easy to get distracted by all that UNCW (and Netflix) has to offer, and to put off your work until the last minute. Try to use your free time (if you can find any) to get your homework done, even if it's way before it's due. You never know what could come up later that you wont be able to go to because you will be stuck doing homework at the last minute.

Katie Whitley
Katie Whitley

Sophomore from Havelock, NC

Major: Elementary Education

Minor: Anthropology

FYS Course

UNI 101 070

Fall 2014 Involvement

Crossway Student Ministry, UNCW Honors College and UNCW Desk Receptionist Staff

one goal to achieve before graduation

One goal that I want to achieve before graduating from UNCW is participating in the Watson College of Education program that allows students to do half of their student teaching semester abroad in a different country. I really want to study abroad, but I do not know if I will have the time to do it during a semester. Through this program, I can avoid getting behind in my four-year class plan, study abroad, and teach all at the same time. I am really excited about this awesome opportunity, and I hope that I will achieve my goal of participating in it.


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