Name: Nicholas Hastings
Hometown: Shelby, NC
Major: Sociology, minor in Chemistry
I love to just sit in the Pit and see the diversity and happiness that is UNC.
You can always find me in my favorite study spot, Davis library.
My experiences with the Psychology Department have been phenomenal.
I plan to attend medical school upon graduation, and UNC has already helped me so much with this journey.
Andrea Orengo is passionate about environmental science and social work — and you might also see her teaching a spin class at Campus Rec.
Pre-dental student Celeste Kendrick gives back through Operation Smile.
Dale Bass is super into politics, and actually interned for former N.C. Senator Kay Hagan in Washington, D.C.
Nicholas believes that Dr. Tanya Shields’ Women and Gender Studies 101 class should be a requirement for everyone. It was that life-changing for him.
Club Baseball teammate Grant Cabell balances arts and sports; he’s also a member of the Achordants, an acapella group.
Professor Heather Knorr is helpful for finding meaningful ways to practice Spanish, from volunteering at the hospital as a translator to ESL tutoring at local elementary schools.
Helen Wang studied abroad in Milan through a Business School exchange program.
English major Rachel Nulty found the perfect study abroad program in Florence, Italy.
High school best friend and first year roommate Eli Bowling is incredibly resilient and strong.
Emily Morgan is a passionate advocate for the Crohn’s National Disease group and funding research for the disease.
Friend and mentor Jasmine Martin shares Nicholas’ passion for Dance Marathon, a group on campus that raises money for pediatric cancer research.
Nicholas swears by Davis Library. A few hours of studying there, and he’s ready for anything.
Connor Dorm, home to fun events like Connorstock and volleyball tournaments, was home for his first two years at UNC.
An avid baseball fan, Nicholas also plays for the Club Baseball team at UNC.
Nicholas helped co-found the UNC Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) with some of his best friends.
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