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  • ’22, HERE’S
     TO YOU!

  • ’22, HERE’S
     TO YOU!

  • ’22, HERE’S
     TO YOU!

  • ’22, HERE’S
     TO YOU!

  • ’22, HERE’S
     TO YOU!

  • ’22, HERE’S
     TO YOU!

The Class of 2022 is ready for their next chapter. 

“We are a force to be reckoned with,” says Nicole Rowe ’22. “That’s something we’ve shown over the course of the pandemic. And I think that’s a trait that is going to be very beneficial in life because you never know what’s going to be thrown at you.”

A half-dozen seniors gathered to take some portraits and give us their thoughts. Most received scholarships while students, we discovered. They are heading now in different directions. Willy Piña ’22 will prepare for med school; he’s a biology major with a chemistry minor. Mariah Taylor-Judd ’22, a CARS major with an entrepreneurship minor, plans to accept an offer from The Gap Inc. in San Francisco. Saheim Jones ’22, another Bryan School student, has accepted a full-time role with the AT&T B2B Sales Development Program. Jeymy Enriquiz ’22, a sociology major with a concentration in criminology and minor in psychology, plans to be a detective in law enforcement. Scarlett Nuñez ’22 will head to Charlotte to be an analyst at JP Morgan. She graduates with two degrees: BS in finance (minor in accounting) and BA in economics. A communications major with two minors, Nicole hopes to be a movie or gaming producer.

Saheim ticks off his experiences here, including his current term as student government vice president. “UNCG has rocked my world in such an amazing way.” 

And he looks at the larger picture. His class has lived through the War on Terrorism, the Great Recession, great social movements for marginalized groups, and a worldwide pandemic, he notes. They’ve learned new technologies and so much more. “My generation is different. No matter what the boundaries are, no matter what circumstance, the Class of ’22 has gracefully handled it.”

With nearly 3,000 graduates like these marching in May, the future looks bright indeed.

Students who gave a senior gift to the Light the Way campaign this year can wear a newly designated cord at Commencement.


Saheim Jones ’22

Saheim Jones ’22

Saheim Jones ’22 has just accepted a full-time position with AT&T’s B2B Sales Development Program. And he is excited. Graduating in May with a business administration major and minor in information technology, his focus has been in business analytics, “basically figuring out what trends and things can help a company grow.” Coming from the small […]

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Willy Piña ’22

Willy Piña ’22

Willy Piña ’22 wants to be a plastic surgeon. “What sparked my interest in that was: I used to volunteer at a hospital.” He saw, for example, cancer surgery may change one’s appearance, but surgery can afterward help create the appearance. “You know, I want to help sculpt their bodies until they’re comfortable with who […]

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Scarlett Nuñez ’22

Scarlett Nuñez ’22

JP Morgan and the start of a career beckon. And Scarlett Nuñez ’22 is ready. She’ll be a commercial banking analyst, based in Charlotte after some training in Chicago. “I went to a biomedical high school,” she explains. That was Greensboro’s The Academy, now known as The Academy at Smith (Biomedical Technology and Specialized Health […]

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Nicole Rowe ’22

Nicole Rowe ’22

A communications major with minors in business and media studies, Nicole Rowe ’22 says her class of graduates might be defined by one word: Resilient.  “I recently got back from a study abroad trip in Manchester, England. It was an experience that taught me about other cultures and learning how to be adaptable. I think […]

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Mariah Taylor-Judd ’22

Mariah Taylor-Judd ’22

First stop after exams will be the Greensboro Coliseum for May Commencement. Later in the year after working remotely, it’s San Francisco, to a position with Gap Inc. Mariah Taylor-Judd ’22 is majoring in consumer apparel and retail studies (CARS) with a concentration in retail data management, plus she is a minoring in entrepreneurship.”I always […]

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Jeymy Enriquez ’22

Jeymy Enriquez ’22

Jeymy Enriquez ’22 hopes to work for the FBI someday.  She’ll graduate in May with a sociology major – a concentration in criminology – and with a minor in psychology. “I hope to be working with law enforcement. I want to one day become a detective for the community,” she says. “I’m looking at the […]

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