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CHEER mentors are an important part of CHEER students' daily lives during the summer and first year. Meet the mentors for 2014!




2014 CHEER Team

 Meet the 2014 Peer Mentors!


Charity & William

William McKay,
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Major: Engineering

"College is a clean slate so start off your freshman year on a good note."

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

"You have the raw material in you that qualifies for greatness."


Bryce & Jaqualla

Bryce Hill-Pagan
, Senior
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Major: Criminal Justice
Twitter: @OneEyedBrizzy

"Never give up on your dreams.  It's up to you to turn it into a reality."

JaQualla McLaughlin, Senior
Hometown: Red Springs, NC
Major: Social Work
Twitter: @_MissJaquallaM

"Be yourself, everything else will fall into place. Be open to new things, be involved, and be a TRUE BRONCO!"


Xavier & Mercedes

Mercedes Herron,
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Major: Social Work
Twitter/Instagram: __mercedesnicole

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some humor, and some style." - Maya Angelou

Xavier Adams, Sophomore "SAC President"
Hometown: Jacksonville, NC
Major: Criminal Justice
Twitter: @iXavier4

"Get involved on campus but always remember school comes first."


Joshua & Nyeisha

Joshua Oxendine,
Hometown: Lumberton, NC
Major: Nursing
Twitter: @@oxendine5

"Don't concentrate on those things that are just before you, rather cast a line of focus into your future, you'll have something waiting when you get there."

Nyeisha Ford, Junior
Hometown: Fayetteville, NC
Major: Forensic Science in Biology
Twitter: twin_ford_tuff

"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure." -Bill Cosby

Anyka & Ingram

Ingram Jansen,
Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC
Major: Mass Communications
Twitter: @IJansen

"People rarely succeed in what they are doing unless they have fun while doing it...have fun!!!"

Anyka Williams, Senior
Hometown: Wilmington, NC
Major: Middle Grades Education
Twitter: @anykawilliams

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world" ~ Mahatma Gandhi~


Rashii & Jalynn

Jalynn Jones,
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Major: Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management
Twitter:  @Jalynn___
Instagram: @SweetlynnRose

"You are representing more than just yourself. You are here by the grace of all those who supported you in addition to the men and women who fought for your right to be liberated through education. Remember your purpose. It will be the foundation to all your success."

Rashii Givens, 
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Major: Political Science

"Hard work beats talent, when talent fails to work hard."--Kevin Durant


Taron & Diondria

Diondria McLean,
Hometown: Dunn, NC
Major: Forensic Science in Biology
Twitter: @_Diondria_

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

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

"Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve." - Mary Kay Ash-

Lorne & Demrest

Lorne Whitehead, 
Sophomore "Mr. FSU" (2014-2015)
Hometown: Enfield, NC
Major: Biology
Twitter: @lorne2016

"Stand for what you believe in... Even if it means standing alone!"

Demrest Barkley,
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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