Ray Angle has more than 20 years of experience in college career services and teaching. Ray was appointed Director of University Career Services in March 2010. He has served in similar roles at Cal State East Bay, Webster University, Millikin University, Saint Louis University and Bradley University. He earned a bachelor's degree in Business Education from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and a master's degree in College Student Personnel Administration from the University of Central Missouri. He has been actively involved in several professional associations including the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), and has served as President of the Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers (Midwest ACE). He has been invited to speak domestically and internationally on a variety of topics including career and professional skill development and leadership. In a previous life, Ray held such esteemed positions as playing Yogi Bear at Yogi Bear Jellystone Park, selling t-shirts at a Metallica concert, and cleaning houses to pay his way through college.
Jeff Sackaroff serves as the Associate Director of External Relations at UCS and oversees the office's Employer Relations/Development functions. Raised in NJ, Jeff earned his BA in psychology from the University of Tennessee and his MEd in counseling from NC State University. Prior to coming to UNC in 2007, Jeff served as the Director of Undergraduate Career Services for the Poole College of Management at NC State University. His background also includes recruiting, human resources, and teen counseling. Jeff is an avid cook, reader, and runner; when not training for an upcoming 50 or 100 mile ultra-marathon, he can usually be found endlessly chasing after his 2 young sons.
Sue Harbour serves as the Associate Director of Network Partnerships in UCS. Sue was born and raised in Southern California and moved to North Carolina in 2006 to work at UNC and is inspired daily by the students. She has sat on the Executive Board of NCACE and served as the President of NCCDA during the 2012-2013 year. She loves to cook and bake, but would never want to be paid to do either. She holds a M.S. in Counseling from Long Beach State and a B.A. in Sociology from Cal State, San Bernardino.
Amy Blackburn serves as the Senior Assistant Director for Graduate Students and is the liaison to the Gillings School of Global Public Health. When she's not on campus, she enjoys time in her garden or sailing on one of her boats. She was born and raised in the Chicago area and moved to North Carolina in 2001 to work in academic advising at Meredith College. She has nearly 20 years of experience in college student services roles with undergraduate and graduate students. She holds a M.S.Ed. in College Student Personnel Administration from Indiana University and a A.B. in Elementary Education from Washington University in St. Louis.
Jade Barricelli currently serves as the Senior Assistant Director for Computer Science. She splits her time between two offices; one in Hanes Hall and one in Sitterson Hall. Jade earned her BA in Psychology at Buffalo State College and her MA in Counseling at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Prior to coming to UNC, she worked for 6 years at George Mason University as an academic advisor for undeclared students. In her spare time, Jade enjoys listening to an eclectic array of music, treasure hunting (antiquing), spending time outdoors, and pursuing anything creative including photography, sewing, home decorating, and DIY-ing.
Originally from Buffalo, NY, Chad has over 13 years of experience working in career services and student employment. He holds a M.S. degree in College Student Personnel Administration from Canisius College and a B.A. degree in Psychology and Religion from the University of Rochester. Over the years, Chad has worked extensively with a wide variety of students from almost all majors and served as the career services liaison to the Lloyd International Honors College at UNCG. He earned his MBTI certification in 2006 and has more recently completed the NACE Management Leadership Institute and a year-long Leadership Institute offered through UNCG. Chad is a current member of both local and national professional associations in career services/student employment and has presented at the National Student Employment Association's annual conference. Outside of his professional life, Chad enjoys hockey, golf, fly fishing and music.
Christy Dunston serves as a career counselor for all students. She has a B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a M.Ed. in College Counseling from North Carolina State University, where she served as a graduate intern at UCS. Before becoming a career counselor she worked for 6 years as an elementary school teacher in Kindergarten and Second grade. Christy is excited to now be working with college students. In her spare time, she likes to shop and spend time with family and friends.
Sheena is a Higher Education professional with training and experience in Undergraduate Admissions, Scholarships and Student Aid, Counseling, Career Counseling, and University Program Planning. Since 2009, she has spent her career in higher education and has a professional interest in the areas of career counseling, coaching, and personal development. In addition, Sheena has had the opportunity to cultivate and maintain employer relations for both college students and alumni. She has gained valuable experience at multiple institutions such as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, William Peace University, and North Carolina Central University. Sheena holds Masters of Arts in Career Counseling and Placement from North Carolina Central University, and her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Jacquelyn Gist is an Assistant Director and Career Counselor for all students. She also is the contact person for the Teach For America and US Peace Corps UNC campus recruiters. Ms. Gist received both her B.A in Philosophy and her MSW from UNC-Chapel Hill. She has been with UCS since 1992. Before coming to UCS, Ms. Gist worked as a Social Worker with the ARC of Orange County and as the Coordinator of the Inter Faith Council Homeless Shelter. Ms. Gist has served as an elected member of the Carrboro Board of Alderman since 1989.
Emily Gomez serves as a Career Counselor for all students, and particularly enjoys working with transfer and veteran students within University Career Services at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is certified as a Federal Resume Coach and assists students with obtaining federal employment. In addition, Emily works collaboratively with diverse student organizations to assist in their professional development and in connecting them with employer partners and was a finalist for 2014 National Association of Colleges and Employers’ Diversity and Inclusion Award. Emily earned her B.A. and M.A. in Anthropology, prior to completing her M.S. in Counseling at California State University, Sacramento.
Emily’s office is located in UCS’ new satellite office, Hardin Hub, a collaboration with Academic Advising. This hub is a full-service career and academic advising center located on South Campus. Hardin is located on Manning Drive, near SASB and across the street from Craige North. Should you have questions about the location, do not hesitate to email or call UCS.
Vergie Taylor is the Career Planning Counselor at University Career Services, counsels students who are in various stages of the career planning process. Ms. Taylor also serves as the liaison to student athletes who seek resume and career information. A graduate of North Carolina Central University and Kansas State University, she has been employed with UNC-Chapel Hill since 1990. Prior employment included the Wake County School System, Auburn University and Tuskegee University. Look for Vergie in "The Pit" distributing flyers for upcoming events and wearing a shirt telling onlookers that she "rocks" The Pit!
Christy Walker provides career assistance to undergraduates, graduate students and alumni in the health and science fields. Prior to her position at UCS, Christy served as an Academic Advisor at UNC-Chapel Hill where she worked with students majoring in the natural sciences, mathematics, and health professions. She also worked as an Academic and Career Advisor at James Madison University where she served in a dual role as an academic advisor and career counselor. Christy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. After working as an environmental chemist and as an engineer, she realized that she enjoyed working with college students and decided to pursue a career in a university setting. She earned a Masters of Science in Education in Higher Education from Old Dominion University. Christy’s loves music, and performs recitals and plays hand bells at a local church. For the past 11 years, she has run a website that showcases marching bands at HBCU’s, and has also created a podcast about these bands.
Carolyn serves as the Online Career Counselor for students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For over 20 years, Carolyn has been coaching individuals and groups in the areas of career transition, planning, and management. Her clients include professionals in a wide range of industries, including sales and marketing, finance, banking, public relations, consulting, healthcare, government, education, operations management, nonprofits, ministry, media, and research. Her own career path has consisted of staff and project management, training, and administration at Wake Forest University. In addition to her work with UNC-CH, Carolyn is an adjunct career coach with Williams Roberts Young Inc. and maintains a private practice.
Carolyn’s advice columns have appeared in the USAToday Online Career Center and HerCampus.com. She is a Certified Master Coach and member of the International Coach Federation and a National Certified Counselor. Carolyn earned a Master of Arts in Counseling from Appalachian State University and a Bachelor of Science from Meredith College.
Ms. Resa Anderson recently joined University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s University Career Services as the Health Professions Advising Coordinator. For over seven years, Ms. Anderson worked for the University of Georgia Premedical Studies Program and has been actively involved in all aspects of an established health professions advising office, where students were advised by her on prerequisites for professional schools, preparing for admission tests, and admission application procedures. Prior to that, she began her career in student services with the University of Georgia School of Law’s Department of Student Affairs & Registrar, counseling students on their day to day needs, both academic and extracurricular. She earned her master’s degree in public administration with a higher education focus and her bachelor’s degree in journalism, both from The University of Georgia.
As the Health Professions Advising Coordinator here at UNC-Chapel Hill, Ms. Anderson will work with students applying for and seeking admission into variety of health-related programs, such as medicine (both allopathic and osteopathic), nursing, dentistry, podiatry, pharmacy, optometry and veterinary. In addition, she will coordinate career-related workshops, panel presentations, networking events and information fairs. She will also maintain a variety of print and online resources, including the program website and listserv.
In her free time (what little there is), Resa is an avid runner, an enthusiastic chef, an ardent reader, and a vocal supporter for animal rescue (particularly her own 80 lb mutt), yet still finds time for bad television and college football. She’s an SEC girl struggling to find her footing in this ACC town, but so far loves Chapel Hill, and is looking forward to getting to know it better.
Thomas Phillips is the Peace Corps Campus Recruiter for UNC-Chapel Hill. After completing a BA in Spanish at Auburn University, he spent several years around the world as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Georgia, as a Spanish teacher on the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico, and as an English teacher in South Korea. Eventually, he came to UNC to begin graduate work in Hispanic literature, and he earned the MA in 2011. He is currently in his second year of the PhD program. In his scarce spare time, he loves to exercise, cook, and watch Auburn football.
Will Taylor grew up out west. He traded the Rockies for Chapel Hill’s rolling woods and a masters and doctorate in Comparative Literature, culminating in a dissertation on Nietzsche. Will enjoys advising students considering law school and supporting the Pre-Graduate Advisors as they advise students considering an array of disciplines. In his spare time, he sometimes wanders in the woods, reads something old or about something old, or plays guitar.
Julie Pendergraph has been with University Career Services since 1972. Enjoys attending NASCAR races and is a big fan of Jeff Gordon….go #24.
Lisa Bowden has worked at University Career Services for more than 20 years. With Lisa’s experience feel free to contact her for any questions or concerns you may have. Lisa loves spending time with her family, she also likes to exercise, her favorite season of the year is summer, she enjoys vacationing at the beach, and playing co-ed softball.
Teresa Holt has been with University Career Services since June 1984. Currently, she assists the counselors and employers with posting job vacancies and performing resume referral searches from the UCS website. When she is away from UNC-Chapel Hill, she enjoys spending time with her large extended family, pursuing projects on her farm, trying new recipes, and singing.
Taron Mattocks has technical responsibilities that range from desktop troubleshooting to coordinating IT projects within the department. Mr. Mattocks is proud to have recently received his Bachelor of Science degree in Information Science from UNC Chapel Hill. He is continuing his education by currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Network Engineering at North Carolina State University. Mr. Mattocks is also an alumnus of the prestigious North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. Before coming to Career Services, he provided technical support for the UNC School of Medicine and was a founding technician for the student-oriented Academic Computing Environment (ACE) program at East Carolina University.
Karen Thompson has been with University Career Services for 18 years. Her role has changed many times over the past decade; currently, among other things, she coordinates and promotes special events for the office such as Career Fairs, Networking Nights, Panels and Workshops. Karen has a degree in Criminal Justice/Corrections Technology and is currently enrolled in the Distance Learning program through Appalachian University in Hospitality Management. During this Fall season, Karen participates as an actor and promotions/marketing assistant with the Original Hollywood Horror Show.