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.

Kate Avila- First Year Mentor 2019

Kate Avila

Hometown:
Rose Hill, NC

Major:
Communications

Favorite Wesleyan Memory:
Participating in the Global WesFest, representation Honduras, HN.

Karlee Bjurstrom student

Karlee Bjurstrom

Hometown:
Wake Forest, NC

Majors:
Exercise Science

Interesting Fact:
I can do the alphabet in sign language.

Olga Bloh- First Year Mentor 2019

Olga Bloh

Hometown:
Paynesville, Monrovia Liberia

Major:
Psychology

Interesting Fact:
I have 7 brothers.

Beth Braswell- First Year Mentor 2019

Beth Braswell

Hometown:
Princeton, NC

Major:
Accounting

Favorite Wesleyan Memory:
Beating Greensboro in a walk-off win to open up conference play with a sweep.

Marisa Corcoran- First Year Mentor 2019

Marisa Corcoran

Hometown:
Rochester, Michigan

Majors:
History and Secondary Education

Interesting Fact:
I can speak two languages.

Nick Davis- First Year Mentor 2019

Nick Davis

Hometown:
Rocky Mount, NC

Major:
Psychology

Favorite Wesleyan Memory:
Meeting new students in the Fall 2018 semester as a mentor for the first time.

Angela Groeneveld- First Year Mentor 2019

Angela Groeneveld

Hometown:
Dordrecht, The Netherlands

Major:
Criminal Justice

Interesting Fact:
I am an international student and I enjoy horseback riding in the Netherlands.

Connor Haynes - First Year Mentor 2019

Connor Hayes

Hometown:
Roanoke, VA

Major:
Business Administration

Interesting Fact:
I’ve been to 17th smallest country on the planet, Andorra, and I’ve been sky diving.

Kierra Speaker - First Year Mentor 2019

Kierra Speaker

Hometown:
Hamilton, NC

Major:
Exercise Science

Interesting Fact:
 I am a certified EMT and volunteer Firefighter.

Kevin Teague- First Year Mentor 2019

Kevin Teague

Hometown:
Bailey, NC

Major:
Religious Studies

Favorite Wesleyan Memory:
 Helping chop BBQ for the Super Bowl party.

Cynisse Washington- First Year Mentor 2019

Cynnise Washington

Hometown:
Wilmington, NC

Major:
Psychology

Favorite Wesleyan Memory:
Attending zumba/mixfit every Tuesday.