49er Connect Success Guides

49er Connect


The 49er Connect Success Guides are the UCAE's newest Peer Leaders. They are a trained group of UNC Charlotte Students matched with their peers to provide academic support throughout the semester.

Success Guides are here to help their peers strengthen academic skills like time management and note-taking. They will work with students to troubleshoot issues with classes or navigate campus resources. In addition to regular check-ins, they'll provide reminders about University deadlines and share study tips throughout the semester.

Want a Success Guide of your own? Email Kimberly Rodgers at krodger4@uncc.edu to get started today!

Want to make an appointment with your Success Guide? Click here for instructions

Would you prefer a one-time academic consultation? Consider making a Personal Academic Consultation (PAC) appointment!


Rochelle Wade


I am a second-degree student and my current major is pre-public health. My study habits consist of watching supplemental videos on a topic and writing a lot of notes. During my downtime, I enjoy spending time with my friends and watching interior design YouTube videos.

Tamia Lipscomb
I am a junior at UNC Charlotte. I am a Psychology and Political Science double major with a minor in Public health. My favorite studying tools include colored pens, my planner, and sticky notes. When I am not doing schoolwork, I love to spend time with my friends and family. I also enjoy watching Marvel movies, attempting to learn how to cook, and laughing at TikTok videos. I'm excited to be a 49er Connect Success Guide and look forward to a great semester!

Evan Gray


I am a second-year graduate student from Greenville, North Carolina. I am currently pursuing my Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I graduated from Appalachian State in 2018 with a BS in psychology and a minor in music. I enjoy hiking, reading, making pasta, singing, and spending time with friends and family.

KG Smith


I am an early entry student in the Master of Healthcare Administration program here at UNC Charlotte. While beginning my graduate course work, I'm finishing my undergraduate degree in Psychology. My minor is in Health and Medical Humanities and my professional focus is in women's and behavioral health. I hope to work in upper-level healthcare management, guiding diverse teams of professionals through complex problems. I also enjoy editorial makeup artistry and photography as hobbies. I love working together with other students in my courses to better grasp the material and prepare for exams.

Allison Crafts


I am a junior at UNC Charlotte and my major is Finance and Accounting with a minor in Management Information Systems. One day I plan to become a Forensic Accountant and potentially go to law school. I am a member of the Women’s Club Lacrosse team and enjoy traveling to places such as New York, Charleston, and Florida.

Kiyoshi Roberts


I am an international student from the Bahamas. My establishment to the United States made me strive to want to do more for myself and for others. Although I came to Charlotte to obtain a degree in Management Information System, during my time here I have felt and experienced so much that has caused me to have a burden for the community. I am proud to say that becoming more involved has helped me to flourish as a strong and dedicated team leader and player. I enjoy spending my spare time helping others to achieve their goals as I am motivated to achieve mine. I believe that education is endless and that we must obtain as much of it whenever the opportunity presents itself. A really great thought that I live by is, “What are you doing to help others?” As one great person once wrote, "You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” ― John Bunyan.