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 […]

Savannah Powell

Passport Program Coordinator

“As a first-generation college student and a transfer student, UNC Charlotte checked all the right boxes for me. I was able to attend a large and diverse university but still get the small college feel I wanted.  Easy access to a fast-growing city and university provides our students with many unique opportunities. As an alum of the university, […]

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 […]