Meet Our Staff

The Honors College staff supports high-achieving students across campus in a variety of roles.  We provideā€¦

  • ADVISING for students who plan to enter pre-health professions or who want to apply for prestigious awards and fellowships such as the Truman or the Goldwater
  • INTERDISCIPLINARY SEMINARS and honors sections of general education courses available to all honors students on campus
  • GUIDANCE through the Application to Candidacy process required for graduation with honors distinction
  • ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT to all honors program directors, members of the Honors Faculty, honors students and merit scholar students
  • OVERSIGHT for the University Honors Program, the oldest and largest honors program on campus, open to students of any major

Malin Pereira, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Malin Pereira, Ph.D.

Levine Hall 190
704-687-7198
mpereira@uncc.edu

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Elizabeth Hanie, D.V.M., M.S.

Pre-Health Professions Advisor

Elizabeth Hanie, D.V.M., M.S.

Levine Hall 293
704-687-7196
prehealth@uncc.edu

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Karen James, J.D., M.A.T.

Associate Director for Scholars Advising

Karen James, J.D., M.A.T.

Levine Hall 292
704-687-7200
karenjames@uncc.edu

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Denise Lynch, MA, NCC, LPC

Coordinator of Programming

Denise Lynch, MA, NCC, LPC

Levine Hall 188
704-687-6053
dlynch29@uncc.edu

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Shannon Zurell-Carey

Administrative Associate

Shannon Zurell-Carey

704-687-5103
Levine Hall 189
shannonzurell@uncc.edu

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Gretchen Bagley, NCCP

Administrative Assistant to Merit Scholars Programs and the University Honors Program

Gretchen Bagley, NCCP

Levine Hall 192
704-687-7980
gretchenbagley@uncc.edu

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Shanna Benjamin, Ph.D.

Faculty Fellow

Shanna Benjamin, Ph.D.

Levine Hall 181
sgbenjam@uncc.edu

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Christopher Cameron, Ph.D.

Faculty Fellow

Reuben Howden, Ph.D.

Crown Scholars Faculty Fellow

Reuben Howden, Ph.D.

Levine Hall 194
rhowden@uncc.edu

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Jeffrey Leak, Ph.D.

Martin Scholars Faculty Fellow

Jeffrey Leak, Ph.D.

Levine Hall 194
jleak@uncc.edu

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Jayden Corea

Jayden Corea

Marketing Intern
Alana Hadley

Alana Hadley

Head Intern

Luke Lowry

Alumni and Community Outreach Intern

Misty Morin

Public Relations Intern

Brianna Smith

Events and Programming Intern