President – Mackenzie Webel
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Moved to Chapel Hill from: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Undergraduate School: University of Florida
Career Field: Hospital Administration
Don’t be afraid to go to events alone. Everyone is new and looking to make friends, so you won’t feel alone for long. Kenan Connection is the quickest way for partners to build relationships and get connected to the MBA community. Pretty soon you’ll find you’re filling your student in on what’s going on at KFBS!
Vice President – Angelica Moses
Hometown: Lexington, SC
Moved to Chapel Hill from: Chattanooga, TN
Undergraduate School: University of South Carolina
Career Field: Public Health
Use a GPS, attend as many UNC Kenan- Flagler business school events as possible, and enjoy beautiful Chapel Hill.
Communications – Becca Hogan
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Moved to Chapel Hill from: San Diego, CA
Undergraduate School: University of Michigan
Career Field: External Communications
Take advantage of this opportunity to explore a new area and meet new people. Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh have a lot to offer (definitely venture into Raleigh– great restaurants and museums!). Your partner won’t be as busy as you may think, but when they are, you’ll have new friends to hang out with!
Business Manager – Wendy Lorizio
Moved to Chapel Hill from: San Francisco, CA
Undergraduate School/Graduate School: University of Zulia/University of California Berkley & San Francisco
Career Field: Clinical Research
Chapel Hill, Durham and the Research Triangle Area have a lot to offer! Go out, explore and have fun. Enjoy every moment because the MBA time flies by very quickly. Reach out to other partners if you need help or advice. We are all in the same boat!
Hometown: Woodstock, Vermont
Moved to Chapel Hill from: Norwich, Vermont
Undergraduate School: Champlain College
Career Field: Branch Manager, Banking
Join Kenan Connection! I was so glad to have met people who were going through the same things as me! Embrace the change and remember that having people to support you through this whole experience is so important.
Craft Club Chair – Meredith Jones
Hometown: Jersey Shore
Moved to Chapel Hill from: Maryland (outside Washington, D.C.)
Undergraduate School: University of Virginia
Career Field: Sr. Scientist, Pharmaceutical and Biotech Industry
Come to all the KC events that you can early in the year to meet everyone and make new friends!
Dinner Club Co-Chair – Megan Milner
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Moved to Chapel Hill from: Columbia, SC
Undergraduate School/Graduate School: North Carolina State University/South Carolina School of Law
Career Field: Development Specialist/Attorney
Don’t let the first two Mods stress you out or scare you. Your partners will be doing a lot of work but you will have time to see them/ spend time with them! This experience has been trying at times but has been a lot of fun. We have met great people and enjoyed our time in Chapel Hill.
Dinner Club Co-Chair – Lorna Holzer
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Moved to Chapel Hill from: Phoenix, AZ
Undergraduate School: University of Redlands
Career Field: Eighth Grade Teacher
Explore the area as much as possible! Even if it is just going to a local park, it can be fun to get out and see your new home.
Families Club Co-Chair – Jaime Boast
Hometown: Potomac Falls, VA
Moved to Chapel Hill from: Arlington, VA
Undergraduate School: Virginia Tech
Career Field: Project Manager, Commercial Real Estate
Enjoy every moment!
Families Club Co-Chair – Samantha Duitz
Hometown: Suffern, Rockland County, NY
Moved to Chapel Hill from: Hoboken, NJ
Undergraduate School/Graduate School: SUNY at Buffalo/Hunter College (Masters in Education)
Career Field: Third Grade Teacher
It gets better! Relocating is extremely hard, and can be very emotionally trying. When I first moved to Chapel Hill, I didn’t know anyone and thought I never would. Now, I don’t stop moving! I have a whole group of amazing friends and wouldn’t trade this experience for anything. Dive right in and put yourself out there. It’s important to have a support system when you’re so far away from home.
Families Club Co-Chair – Monica Ballash
Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Moved to Chapel Hill from: Winston-Salem, NC
Career Field: Stay-at-Home Mom
Southern Village has a really great park with a fenced-in play area, pavilions with barbecues, jogging trails, hiking trails, and a dog park. Its a great place to go!
Movies Club Co-Chair – Saki Kiuchi
Hometown: Nagoya, Japan
Moved to Chapel Hill from: Nagoya, Japan
Undergraduate School: Chukyo University
Enjoy life in Chapel Hill even (if) you cannot speak English.
Movies Club Co-Chair – Sukhee Lim
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Moved to Chapel Hill from: Seoul, South Korea
Undergraduate School: Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
Join the FIRST event regardless of your personality, culture or language. After that you’ll find yourself with new friends through the KC events.
International Club Co-Chair – Helga Rodriguez
Hometown: Lima, Peru
Moved to Chapel Hill from: Lima, Peru
Undergraduate School: Instituto San Ignacio de Loyola
Career Field: Hotels and Business Administration
This two years we have the opportunity to be part of a really diverse community. It’s a once in a lifetime experience! Try to enjoy and get the best out of everyday!
International Club Co-Chair – Orie Yamamoto
Moved to Chapel Hill from: Yokohama, Japan
Undergraduate School: Keio University
Career Field: Dancer, Instructor
Treasure every encounter, for it will never recur.
Wellness Club Co-Chair – Meredith Ng
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Moved to Chapel Hill from: Charlotte, NC
Undergraduate School: University of Georgia
Career Field: Commodity Buyer/EMC/Technology
Get involved! Whether you join during ASW or later in the semester, getting involved will be the best way to meet new people. It is also a great way to commiserate with other spouses about the busy times for your student, learn about the area and network.
Wellness Club Co-Chair – Stacy Huck
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Moved to Chapel Hill from: St. Louis, MO
Undergraduate School: St. Louis University
Career Field: Trade Operations Specialist
Get out of your comfort zone and meet new people. The other partners in the program are going through the same situation and would love to get to know you!