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.

Tre’ Nace Chamblee

Hometown:
Camden, NC

Major:
Accounting

Interesting Fact:
I completed my two years of college at an early college program

Favorite Wesleyan Memory:
Meeting my first “close” friend on campus during freshman orientation and also meeting other new people during the Orientation Leadership program

Brayden Dixon

Hometown:
Charlotte, NC

Majors:
Business Admin & Marketing

Sport:
Men’s Basketball

Favorite Wesleyan Memory:
Hanging out with friends at the cafe

(Maria) Claudina Fernandez Laurita

Hometown:
Argentina

Major:
Biomedical Science/Pre-Medical

Interesting Fact:
You can talk to me about anything

Favorite Wesleyan Memory:
Meeting new people at the Hartness Center and always coming up with something new to do.

Elena Duran

Hometown:
Chicago, IL

Major:
Biology

Interesting Fact:
I love going to the beach and doing my nails

Favorite Wesleyan Memory:
Meeting my close friends and continuing to make great memories

Toni Foster

Hometown:
Kinston, NC

Major:
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Sport:
Track & Field and Cross Country

Interesting Fact:
I know three languages, Patois, English and Pidgin

Favorite Wesleyan Memory:
Hanging out in the Hartness Center and also experiencing many different cultures

Angela Groeneveld

Hometown:
Dordrecht, The Netherlands

Majors:
Criminal Justice & Psychology

Interesting Fact:
I love to travel and I’m always trying to learn

Favorite Wesleyan Memory:
Lollipop moment with my mentor student (small gestures make a big difference) and spending time with my friends and helping each other through classes and hardships.

Alayna Kavanaugh

Hometown:
Richlands, NC

Major:
Computer Information Systems; Minor: Cybercrime/Digital Web Design

Interesting Fact:
I love talking to people and I am very outgoing

Favorite Wesleyan Memory:
My first day of class and meeting new people from all over the world

Kierra Speaker

Hometown:
Hamilton, NC

Major:
Exercise Science; Minor: Psychology

Interesting Fact:
I am a Certified EMT and Firefighter

Favorite Wesleyan Memory:
Winning homecoming princess in 2019 as a sophomore

Roberta Vulcano

Hometown:
Manta, Italy

Major:
Biomedical Science/Pre-Veterinarian

Interesting Fact:
I won a silver medal at age 13 on the National Synchronized Swimming Team

Favorite Wesleyan Memory:
Hanging out with friends, movie nights and playing board games in the Hartness Center