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Shannon Calegais

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Shannon Calegais currently serving as the Assistant Director of New Student Services at University of North Carolina - Charlotte. Since coming to UNC Charlotte in November 2007, she has been able to implement and/or assist in the implementation of initiatives for their transfer student population. Some of these programs include revamping the transfer orientation program to meet the diverse needs of this specialized population, creating an outreach program to the local community college system, and assisting in the revitalization of the universitys Transfer Seminar course. UNC Charlotte is the fourth largest of the 16 UNC system institutions and receives the largest amount of transfer students, enrolling over 3,200 in the 2009 2010 academic year.

Shannon joined the National Orientation Directors Association (NODA) in the Spring of 2008 and is currently fulfilling the role as the Nontraditional Student Network co-chair. She graduated with a Masters of Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of South Carolina in May of 2005.