First Year Mentors

First Year Mentors are a team of dedicated and constructive student leaders that are passionate about NC Wesleyan College and believe in every student’s success. From the beginning at New Student Welcome and throughout the fall semester, First Year Mentors help new students connect with the Wesleyan community. They serve as mentors and role models to first year students and attend an assigned COL 195 course section to be accessible and provide insight as a mentor.

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Christopher Henley
Class: Sophomore
Major: Criminal Justice
Interesting Fact: “I’ve been to every Major League Baseball stadium in the U.S.”

Blaise Gourley
Class: Sophomore
Major: Marketing
Fun Wesleyan Memory: “Recently we had a backyard BBQ event with a concert, food, inflatables and it was a blast!”

Zenaida Ramos
Class: Senior
Major: Business Administration & Marketing
Interesting Fact: “I’m from Puerto Rico so Spanish is my first language!”

Connor Stratton
Class: Junior
Major: Exercise Science
Fun Wesleyan Memory: “The baseball team had a fun day with local children, making toy cars and racing them.”

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Dyia Ampley
Class: Sophomore
Major: Biomedical Science
Interesting Fact: “I am a dog mom to a rambunctious 2 year old Pitbull named Sampson! “

Jimmiah Bethea
Class: Sophomore
Major: Psychology and Elementary Education
Interesting Fact: “I’m bilingual and I’m a great cook!”

Jaelyn Browne
Class: Junior
Major: Exercise Science
Fun Wesleyan Memory: “I enjoyed working for the Freshman Advantage Summer Bridge Program.”

Kate Avila
Class: Sophomore
Major: Liberal Arts
Fun Wesleyan Memory: “During Rock the Mount, I was able to escort Wes through the Bishop Tunnel!”

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Sean Dancy
Class: Junior
Major: Religious Studies
Fun Wesleyan Memory: “I had fun as a First Year Mentor last year while passing out shirts to the new freshmen during New Student Welcome.”

Kevin Teague
Class: Sophomore
Major: Religious Studies
Interesting Fact: “I sing and preach at my church.”

Gordon Brann
Class: Sophomore
Major: Business and Sports Administration
Fun Wesleyan Memory: “Winning the regular season championship with the basketball team was amazing.”

Nick Davis
Class: Sophomore
Major: Psychology
Fun Wesleyan Memory: “I loved playing COL 195 Olympics outside last Spring!”