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CHEER mentors are an important part of CHEER students' daily lives during the summer and their first year. Meet the mentors for 2015!




2014 CHEER Team

 Meet the 2015 Peer Mentors!

Charity & William

William McKay, Junior
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Major: Computer Science
Twitter: @_NachoBama

"In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity." -Albert Einstein

Vanessa Kokoszka,
Hometown:  Sanford, NC
Major: Elementary Education
Twitter: @nessa2818

"Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny."

Bryce & Jaqualla

Bryce Hill-Pagan, Graduate '15
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Major: Criminal Justice
Twitter: @OneEyedBrizzy

"Life is about making an impact, not making an outcome" - Kevin Kruse

Bria Perkins, Junior
Hometown: Eden, NC
Major: Mass Communications and Spanish
Twitter: @BriaPerkins

"Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself." - Alice Walker

Xavier & Mercedes

Morgan Hardin, Sophomore
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Major: Business Administration
Twitter: @BrightNSunny

"If you don't like something, change it.  If you can't change it, change your attitude" -Maya Angelou 

Xavier Adams, Senior "SAC Program Director"
Hometown: Jacksonville, NC
Major: Criminal Justice
Twitter: @iXavier4

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude" - Maya Angelou

Joshua & Nyeisha

Joshua Oxendine, Senior
Hometown: Lumberton, NC
Major: Nursing
Twitter: @JoshuaOxendine

"By falling to prepare, you are preparing to fail." B. Franklin 

Tashira Patterson, Graduate '15
Hometown: Red Springs, NC
Major: Speech Communications
Twitter: @iSiNG_20

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best." -Tim Ducan

Anyka & Ingram
Tyrone McKoy, Sophomore
Hometown: Maxton, NC
Major: Political Science
Instagram: @tyronemckoy

"Think strong even through the storm."

Jekeira Pitts, Sophomore
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Major: Business Administration  
Twitter: @jekeirap

"Enlightenment is always there. Small enlightenment will bring great enlightenment. If you breathe in and are aware that you are alive, -that you you can touch the miracle of being alive then that is enlightenment. "   -Thich Nhat Hanh
Rashii & Jalynn

Elliot Jackson, Sophomore "SGA Vice President"
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Major: Forensic Science with a concentration in Biology
Twitter:  @elliot_nycborn

"Nobody Can Give You Freedom. Nobody Can Give You Equality or Justice or Anything. If You're a Man, You Take it..." -Malcolm X

Charity Alexander, 
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Major: Social Work 
Twitter: @CharityA_CHEER

"If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal. Not to people or things." -Albert Einstein

Taron & Diondria
Noelle Washington, Senior
Hometown: North Charleston, SC
Major: Business Administration
Twitter: @OneWordShoes

"Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable" - Coco Chanel

Taron Sanders, 
Graduate '15
Hometown: Fayetteville, NC
Major: Criminal Justice
Twitter: @CHEERtoTaron

"Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don't know how great you can be!  How much you can love! What can you accomplish!  And what your potential is." -Anne Frank
Lorne & Demrest
Lorne Whitehead, Junior "Mr. FSU" (2014-2015)
Hometown: Enfield, NC
Major: Biology
Twitter: @lorne2016

"Hardwork beats talent when talent fails to work hard." K. Durant

Demrest Barkley,
Graduate '15
Hometown: Salisbury, NC
Major: Psychology
Twitter: @_workNprogress

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go..." -Dr.Suess
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