Winthrop University: Transfer Fellows
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Transfer Fellows

Transfer Fellows (TFs) are upperclassmen students at Winthrop who work with new transfer, military, and adult students and their families at Orientation and throughout their first semester. These students work hard to train and prepare for helping new students in their transition. At Orientation, new transfer students are assigned to a TF who will serve as their Winthrop point person and lead sessions to give students exclusive knowledge on what it means to be a Winthrop Eagle.

(in alphabetical order by first name)

To contact any of the TFs via email, log into Winthrop's People Search tool.


Chyna WallaceChyna Wallace

Major: Mass Communications (College of Arts & Sciences)
Transfer Institution: Claflin University
Favorite Thing about WU: My favorite thing about Winthrop is the people. At Winthrop, people are so open and welcoming. When it comes to classes and clubs/orgs, everyone here welcomes you like a family, even when you’re there for the first time.
Campus Resource Spotlight: Academic Success Center (ASC)
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Fun Fact: I own my own baking business!


Mena ShalabyMena Shalaby

Major: Interior Design (College of Visual & Performing Arts)
Transfer Institution: Trident Technical College
Favorite Thing about WU: I like the cultural events and that they're a graduation requirement. Cultural events are a time to socialize, have fun, and gain knowledge. I also love that Winthrop provides lots of organizations to choose from and to enjoy your time. I have also enjoyed living on campus because it's a chance to feel more at home, make friends, and waste less time between classes.
Campus Resource Spotlight: Eagle Engage has really helped me find all the fun organizations on campus and different cultural events to attend.
Hometown: Charleston, SC
Fun Fact: My name (Mena) is the shorthand for "Middle East," which is also where I was born!


Stephen MagdaStephen Magda

Major: Social Studies Education (College of Arts & Sciences; College of Education)
Transfer Institution: The Pennsylvania State University
Advice for New Eagles: When I first arrived at Winthrop, I was nervous because I missed my friends from my old school, and I was afraid of how I would do in classes. Winthrop is a welcome place though. There are plenty of people and resources that will give you every opportunity to help you succeed, and I have met some of my best friends here at Winthrop. To put it simply, make sure you embrace this place!

Campus Resource Spotlight: Book a Librarian is a wonderful resource, and it has helped me many a time in finding books and articles for my essays and presentations. Make sure you go to the library or use its resources online. Don't hesitate to talk to the librarians there in person or reserve a time with them online!
Hometown: Fort Mill, SC
Fun Fact: I can name and locate every country in the world without a map!


Tatiana WashingtonTatiana Washington

Major: Mass Communications (College of Arts & Sciences)
Transfer Institution: York Technical College
Advice for New Eagles: Read emails thoroughly especially those first few that you'll receive regarding admission, the start of the semester, and the like. I was so lost in the beginning because I only read what I thought mattered most. Also, find opportunities to get involved and participate on campus and with peers. Be open and understanding when it comes to everyone and their individuality. Your journey differs from others but is similar in that you ended up here together for a reason.

Campus Resource Spotlight: Eagle Engage showcases community service opportunities, and it has helped me stay in the know about upcoming service events that I can participate in. I have even tailored it to fit the specific kinds of initiatives that interest me most.
Hometown: Miami, FL
Fun Fact: I've had over 11 surgeries, 10 within 3 years!


Spring Orientation Leader

Emma started at Winthrop as a freshman and will serve as the point person for our incoming freshmen for Spring 2022.

Emma OresicEmma Oresic

Major: Elementary Education (College of Education)
Hometown: Bluffton, SC
Wisdom for New Eagles: Get involved! Whether you're an introvert, extrovert, or ambivert, getting involved in student organizations and clubs will introduce you to so many new people and open up new doors for opportunity. Having a support system is so helpful when you're adjusting to this new stage of life.

The Biggest Surprise about Coming to Winthrop and/or College for the First Time for Me: Leaving home for the first time was extremely difficult for me. At first, I felt lonely and sad, always wanting to go home. However, once I met new people and got involved, I finally felt as if I belonged! I have met amazing new friends so far that have different stories to tell.

Fun Fact: I love art and creating fun things! I have painted both the inside of my bedroom door and my window at home!


To contact any of the TFs, log into Winthrop's People Search tool.


Interested in applying to be a TF?

The application process starts in September.

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Last Updated: 8/11/22