First-Year Experience

The first year of college is unique and fundamental to establishing each student’s commitment to higher learning. Capturing, guiding, and nurturing this commitment is essential for a successful transition into the university setting. In conjunction with Campbell University’s Office of the First-Year Experience, the Business School offers programming to foster engaged learning and participation in the Business School and Campbell University communities.

New Student Orientation

During the summer, new incoming Campbell students visit campus for Orientation and learn what to expect as a Campbell Business major. Students meet faculty, staff and mentors, have the opportunity to get to know their classmates, and receive their custom-made schedule for the fall.

Welcome Week – the first week of classes – also provides many opportunities for new students to become acquainted with college life. Within the Business School, students will have the opportunity to hear from the dean, meet in small groups with their faculty adviser, and tour campus with their peer mentor.

BADM 100 New Student Forum

The New Student Forum (BADM 100) is a one-credit hour course designed to provide new Business School students with an orientation to the nature of the college experience. The seminar is structured around these major subject areas: transition to college, business philosophy & fundamentals, leadership, and professionalism, and includes lecture topics such as study habits, time management, registration, university support assets, servant leadership, leadership strengths testing, professionalism, business foundations, and much more. In addition, our freshmen students have the opportunity to work in small groups to create a basic business plan for a Food Truck, introducing them to important business concepts. Throughout this project, students are introduced to teamwork, creative execution, business fundamentals, presentation skills and entrepreneurship.

Peer Mentors

Peer Mentors play an important role in the BADM 100 course by serving as role models and mentors to new Business School 
students. Mentors are hand selected after a rigorous interview process and represent the top of the Business School student body. Peer Mentors are not meant to be academic advisors, counselors or close personal friends (though many mentors and mentees do develop friendships), rather they serve new students as immediate contacts on campus who are able to help them adjust to life at Campbell University and give them advice on how to take full advantage of all the resources and opportunities that exist on campus.

Meet the Mentors

Friendly. Hardworking. Faith-Focused.

Major(s): Accounting

Hometown: Bow, New Hampshire

Favorite On-Campus Tradition: Puppy Day

Favorite Thing To Do On The Weekend: Play basketball and go to campus worship

Favorite Class: Military science in the ROTC program

Unique Fact: I caught a porcupine in my backyard with my bare hands

Driven. Friendly. Outgoing.

Major(s): Trust & Wealth Management

Hometown: Ablemarle, North Carolina

Favorite On-Campus Tradition: Mud Volleyball

Favorite Thing To Do On The Weekend: Hang out with friends and have a movie night

Favorite Class: Christian Ethics

Unique Fact: I’m a national championship marksman

Driven. Listener. Hardworking.

Major(s): Trust & Wealth Management

Hometown: Dunn, North Carolina

Favorite On-Campus Tradition: Football games

Favorite Thing To Do On The Weekend: Have a cookout with friends

Favorite Class: Philosophy of Business with Dr. Steckbeck

Unique Fact: I never played football before college

Major(s): Trust & Wealth Management

Hometown: Fayetteville, North Carolina

Favorite On-Campus Tradition: Fill the Hill nights at Eakes

Favorite Thing To Do On The Weekend: Spend time with family/friends or hiking at Raven Rock

Favorite Class: Estate Planning Seminar

Unique Fact: I’m a marathoner

Driven. Organized. Hardworking.

Major(s): Trust & Wealth Management

Hometown: Fuquay Varina, North Carolina

Favorite On-Campus Tradition: Thanksgiving dinner and the end of the year party

Favorite Thing To Do On The Weekend: Get ice cream from Smith Farm and watch Netflix

Favorite Class: Financial Planning

Unique Fact: I can do a back flip

“I came to Campbell for the Business School’s 3/2 program and the close-knit family atmosphere.”

Laid back. Humble. Organized.

Major(s): Trust & Wealth Management

Hometown: Goldsboro, North Carolina

Favorite On-Campus Tradition: Spring concert

Favorite Thing To Do On The Weekend: Sporting events

Favorite Class: Business Law

Unique Fact: I am a huge fan of sports. I myself have played many sports, but my favorite was swimming which led me to being a swim coach as well.

Laid back. Outgoing. Faith-focused.

Major(s): Healthcare Management

Hometown: Rocky Mount, North Carolina

Favorite On-Campus Tradition: Rubbing JA Campbell’s mustache for good luck

Favorite Thing To Do On The Weekend: Sunni Sky’s Ice cream

Favorite Class: Business Law with Mr. Witherspoon

Unique Fact: I’ve been playing guitar by ear since I was ten years old.

Driven. Laid back. Hardworking.

Major(s): Trust & Wealth Management

Hometown: Cary, North Carolina

Favorite On-Campus Tradition: Business Week

Favorite Thing To Do On The Weekend: Attend CU athletic events

Favorite Class: Philosophy of Business

Unique Fact: I have five sisters. One older, Christine (24), and four younger, Grace (18), Caroline (15), Kate (11), and Claire (8).

Friendly. Listener. Family-oriented.

Major(s): Trust & Wealth Management

Hometown: Apex, North Carolina

Favorite On-Campus Tradition: Midnight Breakfast

Favorite Thing To Do On The Weekend: Hang out with friends

Favorite Class: Financial Planning

Unique Fact: I have eaten over four pounds of Sour Patch Kids candy in one day.

Driven. Friendly. Organized.

Major(s): Business Administration

Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina

Favorite On-Campus Tradition: Welcome Week Street Fair

Favorite Thing To Do On The Weekend: Take trips to Wilmington to visit friends and family

Favorite Class: Philosophy of Business with Dr. Abbey

Unique Fact: I currently have four jobs. I work at Vineyard Vines, Bain and McRae Attorneys at Law, Sageworks, and nanny during the summer.

Driven. Organized. Family-oriented.

Major(s): Accounting

Hometown: Coats, North Carolina

Favorite On-Campus Tradition: Welcome Week Street Fair

Favorite Thing To Do On The Weekend: Hang out with friends

Favorite Class: Philosophy of Business with Dr. Steckbeck

Unique Fact: I am the oldest of 6 siblings.

Driven. Organized. Outgoing.

Major(s): Trust & Wealth Management

Hometown: Ashland, Virginia

Favorite On-Campus Tradition: Christmas Tree Lighting

Favorite Thing To Do On The Weekend: Hike at Raven Rock

Favorite Class: Fiduciary Law

Unique Fact: I am left handed

Laid back. Hardworking. Adventurous.

Major(s): Marketing

Hometown: San Diego, California

Favorite On-Campus Tradition: Christmas Tree Lighting

Favorite Thing To Do On The Weekend: Go for hikes and catch up on sleep

Favorite Class: Philosophy of Business

Unique Fact: I’m from the opposite side of the country.

Major(s): Marketing and Business Administration double major

Hometown: Plymouth, Massachusetts

Favorite On-Campus Tradition: Homecoming

Favorite Thing To Do On The Weekend: Hiking at Raven Rock

Favorite Class: Philosophy of Business with Dr. Abbey (I loved it so much I decided to become a Teacher’s Assistant for it!)

Unique Fact: I used to competitively sail and I won the US Sailing Junior Olympics when I was 15.

Major(s): Trust & Wealth Management Pre-Law

Hometown: Beaver, West Virginia

Favorite On-Campus Tradition: Midnight Breakfast, Business Week, and Chicken Tender Tuesday (I can’t choose just one!)

Favorite Thing To Do On The Weekend: Study, watch Netflix, go to Sunni Sky’s

Favorite Class: Business Law with Mr. Witherspoon

Unique Fact: I have a major sweet tooth! There is no candy or dessert that I don’t like.

Driven. Friendly. Involved.

Major(s): Trust & Wealth Management

Hometown: Harrells, North Carolina

Favorite On-Campus Tradition: Christmas Tree Lighting

Favorite Thing To Do On The Weekend: Get together with friends to study, play games in Sailor Park, or go shopping (mostly window shopping because I’m a broke college student) and get dinner off campus

Favorite Class: Business Law

Unique Fact: I am a Certified, Journeyman Beekeeper. Weird, right?

Friendly. Outgoing. Adventurous.

Major(s): Healthcare Management

Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina

Favorite On-Campus Tradition: Business Week

Favorite Thing To Do On The Weekend: Watching English Premier League Soccer (Arsenal F.C. is the team I suppport)

Favorite Class: Microeconomics with Dr. Steckbeck (Macro too!)

Unique Fact: I’ve had music I made played on BBC radio.

Organized. Innovative. Creative.

Major(s): Business Administration

Hometown: Buies Creek, North Carolina

Favorite On-Campus Tradition: Christmas Tree Lighting and worship service

Favorite Thing To Do On The Weekend: Explore local eateries and little known places; my favorite is Yarbourough’s in Sanford

Favorite Class: Marketing, Public Choice and Microeconomics

Unique Fact: I’m a small business owner with art in more than 40 states!

Driven. Laid Back. Organized.

Major(s): Business Administration

Hometown: Winterville, North Carolina

Favorite On-Campus Tradition: Bacon Day

Favorite Thing To Do On The Weekend: Hiking at Raven Rock

Favorite Class: Business Law

Unique Fact: I volunteer as a guardian ad litem for Harnett County.

Major(s): Trust & Wealth Management

Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina

Favorite On-Campus Tradition: Glow Paint Party

Favorite Thing To Do On The Weekend: Watching soccer

Favorite Class: Estate Planning

Unique Fact: I have dislocated my shoulder over 30 times.

Listener. Hardworking. Introverted.

Major(s): Marketing

Hometown: Sanford, North Carolina

Favorite On-Campus Tradition: First football game of the season

Favorite Thing To Do On The Weekend: Hanging out with friends, going to the gun range, or hiking at Raven Rock

Favorite Class: Principles of Marketing

Unique Fact: I was born in Germany

Driven. Innovative. Adventurous.

Major(s): International Business

Hometown: Heuvelton, New York

Favorite On-Campus Tradition: On Wednesday if you wear orange you get free stuff (because who doesn’t love to support their school and be rewarded?)

Favorite Thing To Do On The Weekend: Hiking at Raven Rock, caddying for golf friends, being outdoors with friends

Favorite Class: German – because learning another language is so rewarding!

Unique Fact: I backpacked alone through 7 countries in Spring 2016!

Friendly. Creative. Faith-focused.

Major(s): Accounting

Hometown: Four Oaks, North Carolina

Favorite On-Campus Tradition: Easter Egg Hunt; I love competition and I enjoy seeing the clues on social media and searching for hidden eggs around campus

Favorite Thing To Do On The Weekend: Eno (if it’s pretty outside) or watching Netflix

Favorite Class: My Management class – I loved learning about the duties of managers and the best way to lead others

Unique Fact: I’m obsessed with planners. I spend all summer looking for the perfect one!