Kevion

  • #worldaffairs
  • #cooking
  • #workingout
  • #maps

Texas state outline

Hometown
Paris, Texas

Area of Study
International Affairs with a political economy emphasis
Minors in Africana Studies and Economics

Why did you choose UNC?

I originally chose UNC because my brother came here as a transfer student. He came back home for a semester and said I should come to UNC. I’d just finished a year at a junior college so I was kind of ready for a new adventure, and I’d heard UNC had a really good business program.

Did you always know what you wanted to study?

I didn’t always know what I wanted to do. Originally, I started out focusing on cinematography, and then I went on a missions trip to Malawi, Africa, and realized I had a love for the international world. That’s when I came to UNC and realized that I wanted to focus on the world by studying International Affairs.

When did you first feel at home at UNC?

I first felt at home my second semester, when I got two on-campus jobs, and I just started to get a lot more involved. I learned to really love the people and the atmosphere around here and ever since I’ve been really thankful. I worked at the financial aid office my second semester and also worked at the rec center, so I got to meet a lot of people that way. I held a councilor position within student senate for my junior year, then became student body president. On campus right now, I’m involved in Young Life, which is a Christian organization, we just hang out, we have fun, and that’s what I love about it, just to build community with other people, on campus.

What's your best advice for a student who is trying to decide on a college?

The best advice I can give you is get plugged in. I’ve just really loved my experience here at UNC – everything from the people to the resources. There are always people who love to do the same things as you. Look to see what kind of involvement activities a university has, their clubs and organizations and what there is to do in the surrounding community.

The best advice I can give you is get plugged in.

How My Financial Aid Story Led to Meeting Bill Gates

When Kevion saw room for improvement in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid process, he didn't just stay quiet. He did something about it. Read more in the UNC magazine