49er Connect Success Guides

49er Connect


The 49er Connect Success Guides are the UCAE's newest Peer Leaders. They are a trained group of UNC Charlotte Students matched with their peers to provide academic support throughout the semester.

Success Guides are here to help their peers strengthen academic skills like time management and note-taking. They will work with students to troubleshoot issues with classes or navigate campus resources. In addition to regular check-ins, they'll provide reminders about University deadlines and share study tips throughout the semester.

Want a Success Guide of your own? Complete this request form (the survey should take about 10 minutes) to get started!. Have questions about the program? Email Mackenzie Barry at mbarry9@uncc.edu

Want to make an appointment with your Success Guide? Click here for instructions

Would you prefer a one-time academic consultation? Consider making a Personal Academic Consultation (PAC) appointment!


Rochelle Wade


I am a second-degree student and my current major is pre-public health. My study habits consist of watching supplemental videos on a topic and writing a lot of notes. During my downtime, I enjoy spending time with my friends and watching interior design YouTube videos.

Tamia Lipscomb
I am a junior at UNC Charlotte. I am a Psychology and Political Science double major with a minor in Public health. My favorite studying tools include colored pens, my planner, and sticky notes. When I am not doing schoolwork, I love to spend time with my friends and family. I also enjoy watching Marvel movies, attempting to learn how to cook, and laughing at TikTok videos. I'm excited to be a 49er Connect Success Guide and look forward to a great semester!

Allison Crafts


I am currently a senior at UNC Charlotte. I am studying Finance and Economics in the Belk College of Business. I am also on the Charlotte Women's Club Lacrosse team. In my free time, I like to travel and spend time with my friends. I am looking forward to a great semester!


Dawson Overby


I am a senior Elementary Education major with a minor in Children's Literature. My favorite study tools include to do lists, my planner, and lots of note taking. Outside of school I enjoy going to concerts, spending time with friends and family, reading, and painting!




Evan Gray


I am a graduate student in my final year of the Clincical Mental Health Counseling program at UNC Charlotte. I received my undergraduate degree from Appalachian State with a major in Psychology and a minor in Music. I am a huge fan of music, theater, and tales of adventure! When I am not busy with school work, I like to cook pasta, explore new places, and go for hikes with friends and family. I have worked for the UCAE for about a year now and I am excited to continue working as a Success Guide this semester!



Laila Terry

I am a sophomore at UNC Charlotte and my major is International Business. My study tools consist of the Pomodoro Technique, my agenda, and my notes! During my downtime, I like to spend time with my friends, watch Marvel movies, and I love to travel!



Kevin Bonilla


I am currently a first-year graduate student pursuing a Masters in School Counseling. A study technique that saved me as an undergraduate student was color coding and using bullet points/indenting when organizing my notes. When I am not focused on school work, I love traveling and exploring what's out there. I am always looking for the next adventure in nature. I have a pretty cool cat that I like chilling and watching Anime with too. This is my first year as a Success Guide, and I'm excited to work with everyone!


Jaida Torain


I am a senior Psychology major with a minor in Urban Youth and Communities. My most utilized organizational tool is my calendar. I take great pride in marking off the things I have gotten done throughout the week. In my free time, I love to get active. For me, that means going for a run or playing an outside game. I also enjoy watching scary movies and lots of television. I am excited to be a part of the 49er Connect Guide team! Go Niners!


Angel Harrison


I am a junior at UNC Charlotte with a major in Business Marketing and a minor in Africana Studies. I am looking forward to meeting students and helping them grow!

Keely Craig

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I am a graduate student in the School Counseling program at Charlotte, where I also received my undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. I absolutely love music, hiking, and traveling! My favorite study tools include note taking, flash cards, to do lists, and utilizing my Google calendar for reminders. I am excited for this semester!

Nia Weems


I am a second year graduate student at Charlotte. My major is Criminal Justice. It is my goal to become a professor or crime analyist. Post-Grad, it is my hope to be accepted into a PhD program or receive a full-time offer in my field. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, trying new food, spending time with family, and enjoying life to the fullest. I can't wait to meet you all and have a successful semester!

Aryan Hoorjandi


I am a sophomore majoring in Electrical Engineering. I like the peace and quiet of Atkins Library when studying, especially when a topic is dfficult and I need to concentrate. I also keep on track by managing my time using calendars, planners, and to do lists. In my free time, I like to sepnd time with my family and friends, or read books and watch movies.