First-Year Recruitment

King Brown

Admissions Counselor

I am originally from Charleston, South Carolina. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Communication with a minor in Sports Studies. I moved to Charlotte in January of 2022 to be closer to family. I am excited to be a part of the UNC Charlotte team! Students should choose UNC Charlotte because of all of the […]

Sam Cady

Assistant Director for Regional Recruitment

I was born in California, but I have spent most of my life in North Carolina. I get satisfaction from working with students throughout the college application cycle and making the process as easy as possible for them. I love representing UNC Charlotte because of its ability to give the full college experience on campus […]

Tyler Placeres

Assistant Director for Passport Program

As a native Floridian, UNC Charlotte and the Queen City is home to my wife and I. We moved to Charlotte to be part of what is happening here in the city and at UNC Charlotte. What I love about being a Niner is the access to the multitude of services for students, the city […]

Sara Rawls

Assistant Director

Being an international college student, I have always had a passion for helping students find a University to call home. Over the last decade, I have helped thousands of students achieve their dreams of being an international college student just like I was once! One of my favorite things about UNC Charlotte is the constant […]

Ciara Smith

Admissions Counselor

I am originally from Fayetteville, NC, and received my bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in African American studies. I moved to Charlotte because it is a big city with huge opportunities and I wanted to pursue a career that would allow me to be an advocate for students receiving higher education. UNC Charlotte […]

Jen Tollison

Assistant Director
Gage Undergraduate Admissions Center

UNC Charlotte has over 400 student clubs and organizations you can be a part of. GET INVOLVED! There are so many opportunities for students whether it’s Greek Life, Intramural or Club sports, Faith-Based organizations, or if you can’t find something out of the 400+ you can create your own club! Being involved outside of the […]

Sara Tomalis

Admissions Counselor

As a 49er alumna born and raised in Charlotte, I love helping prospective students access all of the opportunities that I have experienced first hand. Whether it be joining one of our 400+ student organizations, working an internship on or off campus, or connecting with a diverse group of individuals, UNC Charlotte is here to […]

Melanie Valderrama

Assistant Director for Hispanic and Latinx Recruitment

I was born in Peru and grew up in the Charlotte area. My passion for college access and my love for supporting the Latino community stems from my own experiences as a student at UNC Charlotte! I am excited to share all Niner Nation has to offer, from its 400+ student organizations, to the hand-on […]

Chris Walls

Assistant Director for Diversity Initiatives and Partnerships
Gage Undergraduate Admissions Center

My passion for college access began as a student here at UNC Charlotte through serving as a Niner Guide. Being apart of the campus community was instrumental for my growth professionally and socially. My favorite thing about Charlotte is the opportunity and access to all of the resources on and off campus. There’s so much […]