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Dad’s from Nigeria, home used to be Germany—and where does he find the most diversity? In the middle of North Carolina.

Meet Kehinde's Circle

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Roderick Majette

Roderick Majette has been a friend since first-year Spanish class. Very understanding about being interrupted from his studies by a late classmate.

Tim Schwab

Tim Schwab is technically the boss as manager of the student stores on campus but really counts as a good personal friend. Without him, balancing homework and work-work would be a whole lot harder.

Kene Onuorah

Fellow Nigerian and Kappa Alpha Psi member Kene Onuorah knows his stuff and will shout random motivational comments at any given time.

Joe Bongiovi

Management and Society Advisor Joe Bongiovi gives solid advice on different ways to apply your major, knows every certification in the book, and really, actually is related to Jon Bon Jovi.

Brittany Hendricks

Met Brittany Hendricks through a friend and has been perpetually impressed by (and occasionally featured in) her photography and videography.

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Roderick Majette Tim Schwab Kene Onuorah Joe Bongiovi Brittany Hendricks

Kehinde’s Story

Even with a background that spans continents, Kehinde owes one of his first Carolina connections to a particularly personal encounter. “In my first-year Spanish class,” he remembers, “I might have been tardy once or twice. And each time, the only way to get to my desk was by walking across this poor other guy’s desk. Apologizing eventually led to talking, and now we’re good friends. Kind of an embarrassing way to meet somebody, but now I can’t imagine not knowing Roderick.”

Now a senior, Kehinde is totally immersed in activities ranging from Kappa Alpha Psi, his fraternity, to the student stores where he works during his off-hours. He’s also built his circle of connections by reaching out to faculty and advisors for guidance at key moments – Mike Christian, for instance, was professor of Kehinde’s Organizational Behavior class, but he also opened Kehinde’s eyes to other career opportunities he may want to pursue. There are more possibilities than Kehinde can count. But wherever he goes next, you can bet he’ll be there on time.

Name: Kehinde Adeoti

Hometown: Hope Mills, NC

Major: Management and Society/Public Policy

Advice to prospective students: “Don’t underestimate the value, or the prestige, of a world-class education.”

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When you know everyone around you is motivated to succeed, it motivates you to be successful as well.