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2016 Spartans of Promise

 

At the Alumni of Distinction Awards dinner leading up to Homecoming, we will present ten outstanding UNCG seniors with the third annual Spartans of Promise awards, in recognition of exceptional achievement in both academic and service endeavors. Meet these exceptional young men and women.

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Anna Poteat

Anna Poteat is from Greensboro, NC. Anna is pursuing a degree in Geography with a concentration in Earth Science and Environmental Studies. Anna has an amazing list of accomplishments and is active within the UNCG community. She has served on the Spartan Orientation Staff, the Provost Student Advisory Committee, and served as a Peer Leadership Educator. She is the recipient of the Parent Family Advisory Council Scholarship as well as the Bronze and Silver Medallion Leadership Challenge awards.

Expected Graduation: May 2017

Career Objective: “I wish to encourage, empower, and educate students in Higher Education.”

Rouven Wahlfedlt

Wouven Wahlfedlt hails from Welbert, Germany. While studying International Business, Wouven has maintained a high level of community engagement and academic success all while being a member of the UNCG Men’s Soccer team where he serves as captain. He is also a part of the Lloyd International Honors College and participates in a number of sports camps with youth as a volunteer. Wouven has made the Dean’s list and Chancellor’s list on multiple occasions and is a member of the Golden Chain Honor Society.

Expected Graduation: May 2017

Career Objective: “To become a business consultant and help companies and its people to find a way to maximize their efficiency and productivity.”

Summer Drum

Summer Drum is a resident of Jacksonville, NC. She is studying Elementary Education and Music. Summer has made an impact on campus by mentoring freshmen in the Honors College, serving as a Peer Academic Leader working with incoming exchange students and volunteering with Bright Beginnings project. She is a Katharine Smith Reynolds Scholar and has served as a University Marshall and made the Chancellor’s list multiple times.

Expected Graduation: May 2017

Career Objective: ”To challenge the traditional discourse in education, lead my students on a collective learning journey, and challenge them to become change agents for a better world.”

Hugo Coicaud

Hugo Coicaud is a Finance major with a minor in Economics from Le Havre, France. He has been a member of the UNCG Men’s soccer team since 2013 and has won multiple accolades including first team all-conference. Hugo has held numerous internships and participates in the Spartan Investment Club and a member of the Lloyd International College assisting with research. Hugo has consistently made the Dean’s List and is passionate about UNCG.

Expected Graduation:
May 2017

Career Objective:
“I would like to get a Master's degree in Finance. The work in the asset management industry with a focus on private equity in order to gain practical experience then establish my own investment management company.”

Remi Olagoke

Remi Olagoke is from Raleigh, NC majoring in Speech Language Pathology with a minor in American Sign Language. Remi is a member of the African Student Union where she participated in Medicine Bottles for Congo. She is very involved in the UNCG community and service. She is a recipient of the Bronze and Silver Leadership Challenge Medallion and a Purpose & Vision Navigator Trainer.

Expected Graduation: May 2017

Career Objective: “Obtain a Bachelor's degree with an above a 3.5 GPA. Obtain a master's degree in Speech Pathology from an ASHA accredited university. Become a licensed clinical Speech Language Pathologist working in a hospital or private practice.”

Olivia Robinson

Olivia Robinson is from Wilkesboro, NC. She has an academic focus on Business Administration with a concentration on Human Resources. She has served time in the Student Government Association and as a Spartan Orientation Staff Leader and Peer Academic Leader for first year students. Olivia soars academically and is a Mildred Adeline Orrell Scholar for the Bryan School.

Expected Graduation: May 2017

Career Objective:
“To work in hospital and health management leading to owning my own assisted living for the elderly.”

Antonio Roberson

Antonio Roberson is a Charlotte, NC native. He is an Information and Supply Chain Management major with a minor in Communication Studies. Since his first year at UNCG, he has been active with Activities & Campus Events. He has served as a Peer Academic Leader and worked in the Elliott University Center. Antonio has worked with Stop Hunger Now and other community service efforts including MLK Day of Service. Antonio has be recognized as the EUC Employee of the Year Leadership award and the NCDVA Scholarship recipient.

Expected Graduation: May 2017

Career Objective:
“Looking to pursue career advancement in the fields of information technology or marketing/public relations.”

Antonio Southern

Antonio Southern is homegrown right here in Greensboro, NC. He is a Business Administration major with a concentration in Human Resources and a minor in Information Systems. At present, Antonio serves as the Student Government Association’s Attorney General. He is also a Resident Advisor and has participated in numerous service project efforts such as the Million Man March and Big Brother Big Sister. With an outstanding academic record, Antonio is a recipient of the Golden Chain Honor Society and has be recognized as Resident Advisor of the Year.

Expected Graduation: May 2017

Career Objective: “My career objective would be to purse my master degree in Higher Education and be able to work at UNCG as an administrator.”

Joshua Parish

Joshua is a nontraditional student in the Public Health online degree program. While having a family and fulltime career serving as the Fire Captain and Paramedic Director of Milwaukee Fire Cadet Program he continues to achieve academically and serve his community. He is a CPR Instructor and serves as the Run Captain of the Black Men Run Milwaukee club and Vice President of the Milwaukee Brotherhood of Firefighters. He has made the Dean’s and Chancellor’s list and received many service awards.

Expected Graduation: May 2017

Career Objective: “Continue program management with the Milwaukee Fire Department. Develop comprehensive programs that address upstream and downstream social issues.”\

Alma Diaz

Alma Diaz is a Nursing student from Graham, NC. Alma has participated in the LeaderShape Institute and the Moses Cone Externship Program. She is a volunteer at the Greensboro Children’s Museum and actively participates in Bags for the Homeless. Alma is the recipient of the Bronze Leadership Challenge and a member of the Order of Omega Sigma Lamda Alpha National Leadership and Honors Organization.

Expected Graduation:
May 2017

Career Objective: “My career objective is to not only become a BSN Registered Nurse, but I want to be able to have my Doctor of Nursing Practice. I want to be able to always give back and help others with my career choice.”

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For more information about the Spartans of Promise awards, please visit alumni.uncg.edu/spartans-of-promise.