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.
Tim Stiles serves as one of the Associate Directors of UCS and supervises the counseling staff. He holds a Master's degree in Counseling and a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Indiana University. He worked in career services at Franklin College, Indiana University, and North Carolina State University. In another life (career), he was an accountant for Pennzoil Company in Houston, TX. Tim loves riding his bike up hills, managing a church organic garden which raises money for Inter-faith Food Shuttle, and staying alive while one of his two teenagers learns to drive. He realizes he is lucky to have a great job and wants students to feel the same about the careers they choose.
Jeff Sackaroff serves as one of the Associate Directors of UCS and oversees the office's Employer Relations/Development functions. 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.
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.
Jacquelyn Gist is the Career Counselor and employer liaison for Non Profits and Social Work, including Teach For America and the US Peace Corps. She also provides career counseling to students in the Department of City and Regional Planning. 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 a member of the Carrboro Board of Alderman since 1989.
Emily Gomez serves as a Career Counselor for all students. She earned her B.A. in Anthropology from Cal State, Stanislaus and M.A. in Anthropology from North Carolina State University. During that time, she realized her passion for working with college students and completed a M.S. in Counseling at Sacramento State University to meet that goal. She has experience working with transfer students, first-generation students, and re-entry students, having worked both in career services and in community college settings. Emily is also an avid DIY-er and baker and is always on the lookout for new, creative projects. She claims to allegedly bake a pumpkin cheesecake that rivals The Cheese Cake Factory, but that remains to be seen.....
Sue Harbour serves as the Senior Assistant Director for Undergraduate Business Students. Ms. Harbour is the liaison to the Kenan-Flagler Business School and holds office hours in Kenan-Flagler as well as UCS. When she’s not on campus, she enjoys time with her family, shopping, running, reading and eating. Sue was born and raised in Southern California. Sue moved to North Carolina in 2006 to work at Carolina and is inspired daily by the students. Go Heels! 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.
Katherine Nobles serves as a Career Counselor for all students. She earned her B.A. in Communication from Virginia Tech and M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from The College of William & Mary, where she served as a Graduate Assistant in the Career Center. Before becoming a Career Counselor, Katherine worked as a Graphic Designer for a medical marketing agency. In her spare time, Katherine enjoys traveling, kayaking, and spending time with friends and family.
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.
Jade Barricelli currently serves as the Coordinator of Job Location Development which connects students to part-time employment opportunities. She 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. Jade had always worked part-time jobs when she was an undergrad so she understands the importance of balancing work with school. She looks forward to helping UNC students who are interested in finding part-time work achieve this balance!
Marie-Angela is the Graduate Intern at UCS. She is currently earning a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration and a Graduate Certificate in Counseling at North Carolina State University. She also serves as a Graduate Assistant for Devils After Dark late night programming at Duke University. Marie-Angela earned a Bachelor of Arts from Grand Valley State University in Anthropology. She enjoys spending time with her family, training her standard poodle, Rocket, in K9 Nosework, and gardening.
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.
Rick Steele has been with the department since 2006 and is responsible for all accounting and serves as the HR Facilitator for UCS. Prior to coming to UCS, Rick was a financial analyst at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at UNC-CH. Away from the office, Rick enjoys watching most sports either on television or in person. He is an avid Carolina fan and really enjoys being at Kenan Stadium on Saturdays in the fall. He also enjoys listening and playing music, reading, running, and playing golf (very poorly). Rick played in many rock/soul/beach bands in the 1970’s and continues to occasionally sit it with area musicians. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration w/concentration in Management from the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business at Elon University. Go Heels !
Karen Thompson has been with University Career Services for 15 years. Her role has changed many times over the past decade; currently, she coordinates and promotes special events for the office such as Career Fairs, Networking Nights, Panels and Workshops. Karen has an AAS in Criminal Justice/Corrections Technology and is currently taking online graphic imaging courses through Alamance Community College on a part-time basis in Continuing Education.
Blakely Williamson has worked at University Career Services since 2004. She received her bachelor's degree in Communications from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2002. In her spare time, Blakely enjoys reading, watching movies and traveling.