This month we welcomed our first transfer student front desk workers here in Admissions in James Hall. We love the opportunity to have a multitude of student types and diversity represented in our students and Darius and Drew are already outstanding members of our team. Here is a little bit more about them:
My name is Drew (left), I’m 23 and was born and raised right here in North Carolina. I am a Communication Studies major focusing on Public Relations and minoring in History. I transferred to UNCW last Fall and started working as a Transfer to Teal guide almost immediately. More recently I became a mentor for our Teal Bridge program, as well as a worker here at the front desk of the Office of Admissions. The University and my Department have been nothing but welcoming and inclusive. I’ve enjoyed my time here at UNCW immensely, and am looking forward to seeing what the next year has in store for me!
My name is Darius (right), I am a 24 year old North Carolina native as well as an avid outdoorsman. I can usually be found out on one of Wilmington's many waterways or deep in the woods during the hunting seasons. I chose the coastal life of Wilmington as a change of pace after growing up in the shade of the Appalachian Mountains. I have served multiple tours of combat duty while enlisted in the United States Air Force and am now pursuing a degree in Geography now that I am off of active duty. I chose Geography because I have always been mesmerized by the global crises I've encountered in my many trips abroad. Satellite sensors allow for users to assess and solve problems from thousands of miles away without the need to step foot on ground. I really enjoy the environment UNCW offers, not to mention the outreach it extends to veterans and their needs.